William Vaden Atchley

1901–1931 (Age 29)
Melvin, Choctaw, Alabama, United States

The Life of William Vaden

When William Vaden Atchley was born on 6 December 1901, in Melvin, Choctaw, Alabama, United States, his father, William M Atchley, was 37 and his mother, Annie Victoria Daugherty, was 31. He married Mattie Pendleton Harrell on 24 March 1923, in Clarke, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Election Precinct 7, Choctaw, Alabama, United States for about 10 years and Carmichael, Clarke, Mississippi, United States in 1930. He died on 1 August 1931, in Melvin, Choctaw, Alabama, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Clarke, Mississippi, United States.

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William Vaden Atchley
Mattie Pendleton Harrell
Marriage: 24 March 1923
William Harrell Atchley
Frederick Pendleton Atchley

Spouse and Children

24 March 1923
Clarke, Mississippi, United States


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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 6

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 9

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Atchley in Shropshire.

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

Sources (3)

  • Willie V Wichleyn in household of William M Wichleyn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Vaden Atchley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Vadon W Atchley in household of William Atchley, "United States Census, 1920"

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