William Kinney (1918 - 1985)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

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

William Kinney Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of William Kinney and his immediate Kinney family. Add to William Kinney'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 William.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of William Kinney? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Port Orchard, Kitsap County, Washington

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

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

Professions

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

Military Service

It is unknown if William Kinney is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add William's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add William's nationality.

Religion

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

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of William during various points of his life.

Timeline

1918 - In the year that William Kinney was born, on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

1934 - He was 16 years old when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

1973 - William was 55 years old when in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

1984 - At the age of 66 years old, William was alive when on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

1985 - In the year of William Kinney's passing, on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics.com. Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

William Kinney Family Tree

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

William's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
William Kinney
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

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

Obituary

This obit of William Kinney 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.

William Kinney passed away in May 1985 at age 66. There is no listed cause of death for William. He was born on October 2, 1918. There is no information about William's family or relationships. We know that William Kinney had been residing in Port Orchard, Kitsap County, Washington.

Memories

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

Write a comment

Other Records of William Kinney

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources