Charles Ferry Williston

Male3 September 1891–8 August 1973

Brief Life History of Charles Ferry

When Charles Ferry Williston was born on 3 September 1891, in Braxton, West Virginia, United States, his father, Charles Willard Williston, was 48 and his mother, Agnes Melissa Conrad, was 34. He had at least 2 sons and 3 daughters with Deborah Jane Lytles. He lived in Terra Alta, Preston, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and Portland District, Preston, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 8 August 1973, in Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Terra Alta Cemetery, Terra Alta, Preston, West Virginia, United States.

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Charles Ferry Williston
Deborah Jane Lytles
John D Williston Sr
Mary Lee Williston
Rachel Waldon Williston
Charles Willard Williston
Deborah Pauline Williston

Sources (13)

  • Charles Williston, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charles Williston, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"
  • Charles Ferry Williston, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

English or Scottish: unexplained. This has the form of a habitational name, but no such place has been identified. It may be an altered form of Willison , or possibly a habitational name from Willesden, now part of North London.

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

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