Willo Wanda Haney (1911 - 2005)

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Willo Wanda Haney
1911 - 2005
April 20, 1911
St Catherine, Linn County, Missouri United States
January 23, 2005
Brookfield, Linn County, Missouri United States 64628
Other Names
Willo Wanda Harwood, Willo Wanda Wood
Willo Wanda Haney was born on April 20, 1911 in St Catherine, Missouri United States. She died on January 23, 2005 in Brookfield, Missouri United States at 93 years old.
Updated: August 4, 2022
Wilo Wanda Haney was born on a family farm in St. Catharine, Linn County, Missouri to James Ford Haney and Olive Aurilla (Baxter) Haney. She had siblings Howard Baxter (1914-1976), James O. (1917-2000), and Billy Blane Haney (1921-1967). She was first married to William Bryce Wood (1908 - 1997) on November 5, 1932, in Brookfield Missouri and second to Harold Albert Harwood (1915 - 1985) on November 26, 1947, in Kansas City Missouri. Willo had 3 children with William and no children with Harold. On his World War 2 draft card, dated October 16, 1940, William Wood was living on Wyoming Street in St Louis Missouri, and he was 32 and married to "Mrs. Willo Wood" which he listed as his next of kin. He was working at Woolworth's in St Louis. William was described as 5 ft 9 inches, 135 pounds, had brown hair, brown eyes, and a "light complexion." In the 1950 federal census, "Wanda W Harwood" was age 38 and married to Harold Harwood. They were living in Brookfield Missouri with children Gary Wood (15), Linda Wood (10) and Keith Harris. Wanda was "keeping house", and Harold was in "real estate and insurance."
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Willo Wanda Haney
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Willo Wanda Harwood, Willo Wanda Wood
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Willo Haney was born on in St Catherine, Linn County, Missouri United States
Willo Haney died on in Brookfield, Linn County, Missouri United States 64628
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January 2005
Rose Hill Cemetery St Peter, in Brookfield, Linn County, Missouri United States 64628
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Willo Wanda Haney died on January 23, 2005 in Brookfield, Missouri United States at 93 years old. she was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Brookfield, Missouri United States. She was born on April 20, 1911 in St Catherine, Missouri United States. We have no information about Willo's family.

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In 1911, in the year that Willo Wanda Haney was born, the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

In 1935, at the age of 24 years old, Willo was alive when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1957, by the time she was 46 years old, on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

In 1965, by the time she was 54 years old, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1999, she was 88 years old when on January 1st, the Euro became the new official single currency of the eurozone. It was used by Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain and has since spread in use. Daily, over 337 million Europeans use the euro.

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