Linda Fulkerson

7 February 1932–17 October 2009 (Age 77)
McLean, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Linda

When Linda Fulkerson was born on 7 February 1932, in McLean, Kentucky, United States, her father, Owen Davis Fulkerson, was 19 and her mother, Eathel Adelyne Leaman, was 23. She married Louis Rudolph Wills on 31 August 1973, in Daviess, Kentucky, United States. She died on 17 October 2009, in Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Rosehill Elmwood Cemetery, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, United States.

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Louis Rudolph Wills
Linda Fulkerson
Marriage: 31 August 1973

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31 August 1973
Daviess, Kentucky, United States

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World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 3

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 4

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 23

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Volkertsen, a north German patronymic from Volkert .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Linda Fulkerson in household of Owen D Fulkerson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Linda Wills in entry for Harry N Fulkerson, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Mrs Linda Fulkerson Wills, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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