He was white. From what I read, Lane was an all white high school. No idea of siblings or anything else about him and, as I mentioned, my m-in-l is ailing and not speaking so I can't ask her. If she comes about I will try to engage her into talking baout him. I did find the 1932 Lane HS yearbook she had in her chest and Billy was in it.
My m-in-l lived on Observatory Ave.
I will post if I find out any other info. I am so glad u posted... This was her first love and this brooch obviously meant alot to her. Thank-you.