Willie Earl Watson (1922 - 1980)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

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

Willie Earl Watson Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Willie Earl Watson and his immediate Watson family. Add to Willie Earl Watson'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 Willie.

Burial / Funeral

Barrancas National Cemetery
Section 34 Site 501,
Naval Air Station, 1 Cemetery Road, Pensacola, Fl

Obituary

Last Known Residence

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

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

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

Professions

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

Military Service

Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: PVT
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

Middle name

Earl

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Willie's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Willie's nationality.

Religion

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

Gender

Male

Family Photos

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

Timeline

1922 - In the year that Willie Earl Watson was born, the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

1948 - At the age of 26 years old, Willie was alive when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

1949 - He was 27 years old when comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

1977 - At the age of 55 years old, Willie was alive when on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

1980 - In the year of Willie Earl Watson's passing, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

Willie Earl Watson Family Tree

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

Willie's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Willie Earl Watson
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

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

Obituary

This obit of Willie Earl Watson 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.

Willie Earl Watson passed away on February 11, 1980 at age 57. No cause of death has been listed. He was buried in Barrancas National Cemetery Section 34 Site 501, Pensacola, Fl. He was born on November 12, 1922. There is no information about Willie's family or relationships.

Memories

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

Write a comment

Other Records of Willie Earl Watson

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources