William Henry Windley Jr.

17 February 1920–10 October 2009 (Age 89)
Henderson, Vance, North Carolina, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Windley Jr. was born on 17 February 1920, in Henderson, Vance, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Henry Windley, was 27 and his mother, Mabel Clara Ricks, was 25. He died on 10 October 2009, in Mount Airy, Surry, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Sanford, Lee, North Carolina, United States.

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William Henry Windley
Mabel Clara Ricks
William Henry Windley Jr.
Mary Virginia Windley
Katherine Joyce Windley

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 3

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Windley, a place in Derbyshire named from an unattested Old English winn ‘meadow’ + Old English lēah ‘clearing’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • W H Windley Jr. in household of W H Windley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Windley Jr. in household of William H Windley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William H Windley in household of William H Windley, "United States Census, 1940"

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