Billy Ray Shipman

22 October 1934–19 November 2007 (Age 73)
Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Billy Ray

When Billy Ray Shipman was born on 22 October 1934, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, his father, Charlie McKinley Shipman, was 27 and his mother, Lula Lucile Brown, was 20. He lived in Horse Shoe, Henderson, North Carolina, United States in 1998 and High Point, Guilford, North Carolina, United States in 2006. He died on 19 November 2007, in North Carolina, United States, at the age of 73.

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Charlie McKinley Shipman
Lula Lucile Brown
Billy Ray Shipman

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World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 1

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.
1935 · The Social Security Act

Age 1

This Act was created a basic right to a pension in old age, and insurance against unemployment.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 21

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

English:1. occupational name for a shepherd, Middle English schepman (literally ‘sheep man’). 2. occupational name for a mariner, or occasionally perhaps for a boatbuilder, Middle English schipman (literally ‘ship man’).

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

Sources (3)

  • Billie Ray Shipman in household of Julie Henderson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Billie Ray Shipman, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Billy Ray Shipman in entry for Larry Ray Shipman, "North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000"

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