Curtis Williams

3 November 1941–1999 (Age 57)
Livingston, Polk, Texas, United States

The Life of Curtis

When Curtis Williams was born on 3 November 1941, in Livingston, Polk, Texas, United States, his father, Rev Elisha W Williams, was 20 and his mother, Juanita Barnett, was 18. He died in 1999, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Rev Elisha W Williams
1921–
Juanita Barnett
1923–1985
Curtis Williams
1941–1999
Ruby Mae Williams
1945–2004
Cleophus Williams
1949–1996
Robert Leon Williams
1951–1951
Robert Lee Williams
1954–1997

Parents and Siblings

    Rev Elisha W Williams

    Male1921–Male

    Female1923–1985Female

siblings

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World Events (3)

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 1

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 3

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.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 8

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

English (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

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

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