Billy Joe Harrison (1941 - 2008)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Billy Joe Harrison’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Billy so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Billy’s biography.

Billy Joe Harrison Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Billy Joe Harrison and his immediate Harrison family. Add to Billy Joe Harrison's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Billy.

Burial / Funeral

Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Section V Site 1120,
1900 Buchanan Blvd., Boulder City, Nv

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Did Billy move a lot? Did he emigrate from another country? Add Billy's last known location.

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Billy finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Billy attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Billy did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: PFC

Middle name

Joe

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Billy's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Billy's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Billy a religious man? Add Billy’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

We currently do not have photos of Billy Joe Harrison. Below are potential family photos that share Billy's last name or surname. Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Billy during various points of his life

Margaret Wendal (Harrison) Haskew

Margaret Wendal (Harrison) Haskew

Margaret Wendal (Harrison) Haskew

Margaret Wendal (Harrison) Haskew

Christmas Eve, c.1960's

Christmas Eve, c.1960's

Christmas Eve, c.1960's

Christmas Eve, c.1960's

Sositko Family, c.1961

Sositko Family, c.1961

Faye Suelto

Faye Suelto

Reuben Harrison

Reuben Harrison

Elizabeth Clark

Elizabeth Clark

Reuben "Bob" Harrison

Reuben "Bob" Harrison

Rose Elizabeth Harrison

Rose Elizabeth Harrison

Rose Elizabeth Harrison

Rose Elizabeth Harrison

Elizabeth & Edward Harrison

Elizabeth & Edward Harrison

Alfred Harrison

Alfred Harrison

See more photos
Mary Maria Harrison Margaret Wendal (Harrison) Haskew Margaret Wendal (Harrison) Haskew Christmas Eve, c.1960's

Timeline

1941 - In the year that Billy Joe Harrison was born, in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

1942 - He was merely 1 year old when from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

1955 - By the time he was merely 14 years old, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

1961 - He was 20 years old when on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

1999 - Billy was 58 years old when the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

Billy Joe Harrison Family Tree

Who was Billy’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Billy’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Billy's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Billy Joe Harrison
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Billy's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Billy Joe Harrison is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Billy Joe Harrison passed away on October 11, 2008 at age 67. There is no known cause of death. He was buried in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery Section V Site 1120, Boulder City, Nv. He was born on October 2, 1941. We have no information about Billy's family.

Memories

What do you remember about Billy Joe Harrison? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Billy is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Billy Joe Harrison

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Sources

Success Stories from Biographies like Billy Joe Harrison

I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.