Billy Clinton Gaston

13 March 1930–21 July 2010 (Age 80)
Windsor Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States

The Life of Billy Clinton

When Billy Clinton Gaston was born on 13 March 1930, in Windsor Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States, his father, Lausie Clinton Gaston, was 32 and his mother, Margaret Ruth Tull, was 21. He died on 21 July 2010, in Summerfield, Marion, Florida, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Lausie Clinton Gaston
1897–1964
Margaret Ruth Tull
1909–
Donald Dean Gaston
1927–2007
Billy Clinton Gaston
1930–2010

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1931

Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1932 · The Miners Union

Age 2

After a contract proposal reducing wages by $1.10 a day, employees of the United Mine Workers came together and created the Progressive Miners of America in southern Illinois. After discontent arose over the 67 years of operation, the union was dissolved.
1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

Age 21

Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

Name Meaning

A name imported from France, as in Gaston de Foix. The surname has been written as De la Garston, which could derive from Anglo-Saxon "garstun," or grass enclosure. The name Garstin has also been used, which could be from the Old Norman personal name Geirsteinn. But Gaston is more probably from the French word "gaston," or like the Parisian names Gastot, Gasteau, Gastal, a diminutive of the name Gast, from "gast," which may come from Latin "vastus," meaning huge or burly. Some have translated the old word "gastos" as savant or sage and have connected the word to the old Gaulish names Wisogastus, Husegastus, Salegastus, and Losogastus, who wrote the Salic Law.

Sources (3)

  • Billie C Gaston in household of Larssie C Gaston, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Billy Gaston in household of L C Gaston, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Billy Gaston in entry for Mr Donald Dean Palmyra Gaston, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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