Bobby Ray Florence

26 May 1938–11 March 2003 (Age 64)
Benton, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Bobby Ray

When Bobby Ray Florence was born on 26 May 1938, in Benton, Tennessee, United States, his father, Lindell Hawkins Florence, was 18 and his mother, Dessie Marie Lashlee, was 19. He married Nancy Carol Walters on 30 April 1960, in Benton, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Civil District 5, Benton, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 11 March 2003, in Melrose Park, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Camden, Benton, Tennessee, United States.

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Bobby Ray Florence
Nancy Carol Walters
Marriage: 30 April 1960

Spouse and Children

30 April 1960
Benton, Tennessee, United States




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World Events (8)


Age 3

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1942 · Atomic Energy Plant at Oak Ridge

Age 4

The atomic energy plant that was built in Oak RIdge, Tennessee. The land was acquired secretly by the government in order to help with the Manhattan Project. The Uranium for the project was housed in the facility.
1956 · The Federal Aid Highway Act

Age 18

With the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System, the Federal Aid Highway Act made way for the largest public works project in American history at that time. One of the purposes was to provide military access to places in case of an attack.

Name Meaning

English and French:1. from the personal name Florence, used by both sexes (Latin Florentius (masculine) and Florentia (feminine), ultimately from flos, genitive floris ‘flower’). Both names were borne by several early Christian martyrs, but in the Middle Ages the masculine name was far more common. 2. local name for someone from Florence in Italy, originally named in Latin as Florentia.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bobbie R Florence in household of Lendell Florence, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mr Robert Bobby R Florence, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Mr Robert R Or Bobby Florence, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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