William Nelson Buhl

10 June 1922–25 November 2010 (Age 88)
Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, United States

The Life of William Nelson

When William Nelson Buhl was born on 10 June 1922, in Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, United States, his father, Charles William Buhl, was 29 and his mother, Emma Elizabeth Layman, was 29. He married Gretna Louise Williams on 4 April 1942, in Frederick, Virginia, United States. He lived in Stonewall Magisterial District, Frederick, Virginia, United States in 1940 and Winchester, Manitoba, Canada in 2010. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 25 November 2010, in Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Shenandoah Memorial Park, Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Nelson Buhl
Gretna Louise Williams
Marriage: 4 April 1942

Spouse and Children

4 April 1942
Frederick, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Virginia Lee Buhl


    Frances Elizabeth Buhl


    Charles Everett Buhl




World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington

Age 19

The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

German:1. nickname for a male relative (i.e. a member of an important family who was not the head of it), from Middle High German buole ‘kinsman’ (Old High German buolo, also used as a personal name). 2. nickname for a lover or the (illegitimate) child of a lover, from the same word in the later sense ‘paramour’, ‘lover’, ‘mistress’. 3. respelling of Buehl .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nelson W Buhl in household of Charlie W Buhl, "United States Census, 1940"
  • W Nelson Bahl in household of Charles W Bahl, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Nelson Bull in entry for Charles William Bury Buhl, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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