Orbie Lee Orbison, Roy’s father, is born in Olustee, Oklahoma. His twin brother Orby dies at birth.

Olustee, Oklahoma
Nadine Schultz, Roy’s mother, is born in Wise County, Texas.

Wise County, Texas
In February, 1933, Orbie Lee (d. 1985) marries Nadine Schultz (d. 1992). 1933-02-01
Roy gets his first guitar for his 6th Birthday and the Orbison’s move to Fort Worth, Texas.

Fort Worth, Texas
Roy and his older brother are sent back to Vernon to live with their Grandmother due to a polio epidemic in Forth Worth, TX in 1944. 1944-01-01
Roy wins talent contest on Radio KVWC in Vernon, TX and gets own Saturday Show this year.

Vernon, Texas
Late 1946 family moves west to Wink, TX.

Wink, Texas
In 1949 Roy forms his first band, which included James Morrow on guitar. 1949-01-01