Ray James Hillman

14 April 1940–22 May 1995 (Age 55)
Leakesville, Greene, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Ray James

When Ray James Hillman was born on 14 April 1940, in Leakesville, Greene, Mississippi, United States, his father, Arthur James Hillman, was 27 and his mother, Mary Ellen Thomas, was 23. He married Karen Jeanette Hodges on 12 January 1962, in Leakesville, Greene, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 22 May 1995, in Beaumont, Perry, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Beaumont, Perry, Mississippi, United States.

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Ray James Hillman
Karen Jeanette Hodges
Marriage: 12 January 1962
Belle Hillman

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12 January 1962
Leakesville, Greene, Mississippi, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · The Four Freedoms

Age 1

President Roosevelt spoke in front of Congress and gave a speech on what Freedoms everyone should be granted. First being the Freedom of Speech. Second, the freedom of Religion, Third, The Freedom from Want, and Fourth, the Freedom from Fear. Being a big deal, FDR didn't just say that all people should have these freedoms because Americans already expected these freedoms.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 15

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived or worked in hilly country, from Middle English hill + man ‘man’.2 English: occupational name for the servant (Middle English man) of someone called Hild ( see Hild 2).3 Altered spelling of North German Hillmann .

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

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  • Ray James Hillman, "Find A Grave Index"

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