William Wayne Ballow Jr

24 November 1943–2 October 1985 (Age 41)
Nacogdoches, Texas, United States

The Life of William Wayne

When William Wayne Ballow Jr was born on 24 November 1943, in Nacogdoches, Texas, United States, his father, William Wayne Ballow Sr, was 24 and his mother, Lillie M. Ballow, was 19. He died on 2 October 1985, in his hometown, at the age of 41, and was buried in Nacogdoches, Texas, United States.

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William Wayne Ballow Sr
Lillie M. Ballow
William Wayne Ballow Jr
Carlton Luther Ballow

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World Events (3)

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 1

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 2

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 6

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.

Name Meaning

Of uncertain origin; perhaps a respelling of Ballou or Bellew . As an American surname, Ballow(e) seems to have become inextricably mixed up with several similar names. For example, a census compilation from Albemarle County, VA, in 1785 lists Peter and Solomon Ballow; another, from 1787 , lists them as Peter and Sollomon Belew. A will book from Halifax County, VA includes, dated June 26, 1809 , ‘Inventory of Thomas Ballow (Ballou)’.

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

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  • U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

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