Leonard Dwane Billau

29 June 1932–29 August 1971 (Age 39)
Kansas, United States

The Life Summary of Leonard Dwane

When Leonard Dwane Billau was born on 29 June 1932, in Kansas, United States, his father, William Oliver Billau, was 23 and his mother, Alberta Lorene Schiefelbine, was 22. He lived in Canton Township, Kingman, Kansas, United States in 1940. He died on 29 August 1971, in Mendocino, California, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Alamo, Contra Costa, California, 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.
1938 · Electrification of Rural Kansas
Age 6
Power was supplied to rural Kansas, which had been hit hard by the depression, in March 1938. Many farmers could not afford the $5 hookups for electricity. As a result, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act which provided loans to farmers who wanted electricity. Brown County became the first to receive service.
1944 · The G.I Bill
Age 12
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

Italian (Sicily): probably of French origin (see Bille ).Hispanic: altered form of Spanish Villa .Slovak and Czech (Billá): feminine form (denoting ‘the daughter, or wife of’) of Billý (see Billy ).

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

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Sources (7)

  • Dwane L Billau in household of William O Billau, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leonard Billau, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Leonard Duane Billau in entry for Mr William Wayne Or Bill Billau, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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