William Romeo Evans

Male3 August 1929–16 September 1985

Brief Life History of William Romeo

When William Romeo Evans was born on 3 August 1929, in Ritchie, Virginia, United States, his father, Romeo Evans, was 30 and his mother, Alice Hawkins, was 24. He married Eloise Larue Valentine on 25 November 1952, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. He lived in Murphy, Ritchie, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and Murphy District, Ritchie, West Virginia, United States for about 5 years. He died on 16 September 1985, in North Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 56.

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William Romeo Evans
Eloise Larue Valentine
Marriage: 25 November 1952

Sources (4)

  • William R Evans in household of Romeo Evans, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Evans - Government record: birth-name: William Evans
  • William Evans, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

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  • Marriage
    25 November 1952Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington

    Age 12

    The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.

    1944 · The G.I Bill

    Age 15

    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

    Welsh: derivative of Evan , from Efan, Ifan, medieval forms of Ieuan (from Latin Johannes, the source of English John), dating from c. 1500, with the post-medieval patronymic suffix -s. Welsh Sion was a separate borrowing of English John, and Evan (Ieuan) and Sion developed as independent names.

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

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