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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Gathor Filmore VanWinkle
Lessie Hughes
Lloyd VanWinkle
Mildred VanWinkle
Buhton VanWinkle
W.S. "Rip" VanWinkle
Billy VanWinkle

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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.

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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