Byron Louise Hurst

3 October 1927–26 October 1999 (Age 72)
Oneonta, Blount, Alabama, United States

The Life of Byron Louise

When Byron Louise Hurst was born on 3 October 1927, in Oneonta, Blount, Alabama, United States, her father, Byron Augustus Hurst, was 31 and her mother, Florence Thelma Clowdus, was 19. She married Walter Raleigh Owens Jr. on 20 June 1949, in Alabama, United States. She lived in Election Precinct 5, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 26 October 1999, in Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Prattville Memorial Gardens, Prattville, Autauga, Alabama, United States.

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Walter Raleigh Owens Jr.
Byron Louise Hurst
Marriage: 20 June 1949

Spouse and Children

20 June 1949
Alabama, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1941 · The Tuskegee Airmen

Age 14

The first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps were known as the Tuskegee Airmen, after the Tuskegee Army Air Field where they trained. The group flew over 15,000 individual sorties during World War II which earned them over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.  
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 20

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived on a wooded hill, Old English hyrst, or habitational name from one of the various places named with this word, for example Hurst in Berkshire, Kent, Somerset, and Warwickshire, or Hirst in Northumberland and West Yorkshire.2 Irish: re-Anglicized form of de Horsaigh, Gaelicized form of the English habitational name Horsey , established in Ireland since the 13th century.3 German: topographic name from Middle High German hurst ‘woodland’, ‘thicket’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Birron Louise Hurst in household of Biron A Hurst, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Byron L Hurst in household of Byron A Hurst, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Byron Louise Hurst in entry for Richard Lee Camp and Dana Ruth Owens, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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