Willie Donald Jackson

5 January 1935–5 April 1996 (Age 61)
Walker, Alabama, United States

The Life of Willie Donald

When Willie Donald Jackson was born on 5 January 1935, in Walker, Alabama, United States, his father, Lura Leo Jackson, was 31 and his mother, Ora Victoria Griffin, was 25. He had at least 2 sons with Billie Jean Myers. He lived in Election Precinct 6 Townley, Walker, Alabama, United States in 1940. He died on 5 April 1996, in Adamsville, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Adamsville, Jefferson, Alabama, United States.

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Willie Donald Jackson
Billie Jean Myers
Don Jackson
Terry Jackson

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    Terry Jackson


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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 2

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1941 · The Tuskegee Airmen

Age 6

The first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps were known as the Tuskegee Airmen, after the Tuskegee Army Air Field where they trained. The group flew over 15,000 individual sorties during World War II which earned them over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.  
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 20

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, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from Jack 1. As an American surname this has absorbed other patronymics beginning with J- in various European languages.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Willie Donald Jackson in household of Leo Jackson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Don Jackson in entry for Doris Nell Ensor, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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