Billy VanWinkle

12 January 1944–19 December 2013 (Age 69)
Nelsonville, Sharp, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Billy

When Billy VanWinkle was born on 12 January 1944, in Nelsonville, Sharp, Arkansas, United States, his father, Gathor Filmore VanWinkle, was 43 and his mother, Lessie Hughes, was 38. He died on 19 December 2013, in his hometown, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Gathor Filmore VanWinkle
1900–1979
Lessie Hughes
1905–1992
Lloyd VanWinkle
1925–
Mildred VanWinkle
1931–
Buhton VanWinkle
1933–2005
W.S. "Rip" VanWinkle
1937–2014
Billy VanWinkle
1944–2013

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 1

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.
1957 · Troops are sent to Central High School

Age 13

In September 1957, troops were sent to Central High school in Little Rock, Arkansas. The reason was that nine African American children were going to start going to this school and putting the new law of Brown v Board of Education into action. These nine children became known as the Little Rock nine.
1963

Age 19

President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

Name Meaning

Dutch (also Van Winckle, Van Winkel): topographic name for someone who lived on a corner (either a street corner or a corner of land), from Dutch winkel ‘corner’, ‘nook’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, for example in North Holland.

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

Sources (2)

  • Billy Vanwinkle in entry for Gaither Vanwinkle, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Billy Vanwinkle, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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