William Lawrence Vassy

10 June 1910–29 October 1996 (Age 86)
Gaffney, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States

The Life of William Lawrence

When William Lawrence Vassy was born on 10 June 1910, in Gaffney, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States, his father, William Festus Vassy, was 34 and his mother, Ora McCullough, was 23. He lived in Limestone Township, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States in 1920. He died on 29 October 1996, in South Carolina, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Gaffney, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States.

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William Lawrence Vassy
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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched

Age 6

South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Vassy in Calvados, France.

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

Sources (3)

  • Lawrence Vassy in household of Willie F Vassy, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lawrence Or Shorty Vassy in entry for Mrs Una Clary, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Shorty, "Find A Grave Index"

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