William Henry Cameron

22 July 1874–25 December 1897 (Age 23)
White, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Cameron was born on 22 July 1874, in White, Tennessee, United States, his father, Zachariah J Cameron, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Mitchell, was 26. He married Mary Lou Arnold in October 1897. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Civil District 5, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States in 1880. He died on 25 December 1897, in Cassville, White, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 23, and was buried in White, Tennessee, United States.

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William Henry Cameron
Mary Lou Arnold
Marriage: October 1897
Henry Lou Cameron

Spouse and Children

October 1897


Parents and Siblings

    Zachariah J Cameron


    Elizabeth Ann Mitchell




World Events (7)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 4

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 7

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Scottish:1. as a Highland clan name it is from a nickname from Gaelic cam ‘crooked’, ‘bent’ + sròn ‘nose’. 2. in the Lowlands it is also a habitational name from any of various places called Cameron, especially in Fife.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Cameron in household of Z Cameron, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Henry Cameron, "Tennessee, White County Records, 1809-1975"
  • Henry Cameron in entry for Lou Arnold Cameron, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"

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