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Williamson, Lynn Banks

Williamson, Lynn Banks

Male 1918 - 1987  (69 years)

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  • Name Williamson, Lynn Banks 
    Born 29 Sep 1918  Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 2210 
    Died 7 Dec 1987  Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2182  Caswell County
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 

    Father Williamson, Walter Headen,   b. 5 Sep 1878, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1947, Locust Hill Township, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Fowler, Bertha May,   b. 3 Sep 1885, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1952, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1907 
    Reference Number 71846 
    Family ID F1191  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clayton, Geneva Moorefield,   b. 26 Oct 1919, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 2017  (Age 97 years) 
    Reference Number 18095 
    Children 
     1. Living
    +2. Living
    +3. Living
     4. Living
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F754  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Sep 1918 - Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Dec 1987 - Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Congressional Ball: Ralph Scott (NC)
    Congressional Ball: Ralph Scott (NC)

    Documents
    Bartlett Yancey High School Class of 1936 Reunion Letter
    Bartlett Yancey High School Class of 1936 Reunion Letter

  • Notes 
    • Lynn Banks Williamson (1918-1987)

      1936 BYHS Class Reunion Newspaper Item

      L. B. Williamson Badge

      Sheriff L. B. Williamson

      (for larger image, click on photograph)
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      Badge Story: Sheriff Lynn Banks Williamson (1918-1987), Caswell County Sheriff 1953-1958. This badge was found by an operator of a Garrett Metal Detector, who returned the badge to the Williamson family (believed to have been lost by Sheriff Williamson while quail (bob white quail, of course) hunting). The connection between the badge and the surviving relative (son of Sheriff Lynn Banks Williamson) was made on facebook. Nice story, which was published in "The Garrett Searcher," Winter 2011-2012 Edition. 1881 West State Street, Garland, Texas, 75042 (1-800-527-4011): www.garrett.com.

      Caswell County Sheriff 1953-1958.
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      Congressional Ball: Ralph Scott (NC)

      Group Photograph (Left-to-Right)

      Front Row: Unidentified (but probably one of Congressman Scott's staff); Lynn Banks Williamson; William A. (Billy) Cobb; George Malloy Harris

      Back Row: Unidentified; Unidentified; Irene Jones Lunsford; Jake Lunsford; Congressman Ralph Scott; Mrs. Scott; Lois Winn Harris; Unidentified; Inez Harris Powell.
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      In the spring of 1966, Caswell County Deputy Sheriff Bobby Poteat resigned to run against his boss Sheriff Frank Daniel in the July Democratic primary. As there was no Republican challenger, the winner of the primary would be the Caswell County Sheriff.

      With Poteat's resignation, Sheriff Daniel had a deputy sheriff's position to fill. He appointed John Brooks Arnold, 57, from Providence. Arnold lasted only a few weeks, dying suddenly of a heart attack April 8, 1966.

      Bobby Poteat defeated Frank Daniel, who had served for eight years (after defeating Lynn Banks Williamson in 1958). Poteat was re-elected twice after his initial 1966 victory (1970 and 1974). However, he was defeated in 1978 and by early 1979 was in federal prison. He was succeeded by James Isaac Smith, Jr.

      See: The Danville Register (Danville, VA), 4 March 1966.
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      Birth Record
      Name: Lynn Banks Williamson
      Date of Birth: 29 Sep 1918
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Birth County: Caswell
      Parent1 Name: Walter Weaden Williamson
      Parent2 Name: Bertha May Williamson
      Roll Number: B_C021_68003
      Volume: 2
      Page: 848

      Note the discrepancy in middle names/initials for his father.

      1920 US Census
      Name: Lynn B Williamson
      Age: 1 year 6 months
      Estimated birth year: abt 1918
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Race: White
      Home in 1920: Locust Hill, Caswell, North Carolina
      Sex: Male
      Marital status: Single
      Relation to Head of House: Son
      Able to read: No
      Able to Write: No
      Mother's Name: Bertha M. Williamson
      Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Father's Name: Walter H. Williamson
      Father's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Image: 1120

      1930 US Census
      Name: Lynn Banks Williamson
      Age: 11
      Estimated birth year: abt 1919
      Relation to head-of-house: Son
      Father's Name: Walter H Williamson
      Mother's Name: Berth Williamson
      Home in 1930: Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina

      Note the other Lynn Banks Williamson entries in this database, including the son of Thomas Williamson and Frances Pannell Banks Farrish.

      U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
      Name: Lynn B Williamson
      Birth Year: 1918
      Race: White, citizen (White)
      Nativity State or Country: North Carolina
      State: North Carolina
      County or City: Caswell
      Enlistment Date: 22 Jan 1941
      Enlistment State: North Carolina
      Enlistment City: Fort Bragg
      Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
      Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
      Grade: Private
      Grade Code: Private
      Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
      Source: Civil Life
      Education: 1 year of college
      Civil Occupation: Automobile Serviceman
      Marital Status: Single, without dependents
      Height: 70
      Weight: 160

      Death Record
      Name: Lynn Banks Williamson
      Death Date: 7 Dec 1987
      Death City: Reidsville
      Death County: Rockingham
      Death State: North Carolina
      Death Age: 69
      Burial Location: Burial in state
      Birth Date: 29 Sep 1918
      Birth Location: North Carolina
      Residence County: Caswell
      Residence State: North Carolina
      Father: W
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Marital Status: Married
      Social Security Number: 243621813
      Autopsy: No
      Institution: General Hospital
      Attendant: Physician
      Source: Ancestry.com. North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996 [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005

      Death Record
      Name: Lynn B. Williamson
      SSN: 243-62-1813
      Last Residence: 27320 Reidsville, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States of America
      Born: 29 Sep 1918
      Died: 7 Dec 1987
      State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (1957 )
      Source: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006
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