William Guy Wallace Sr

29 November 1884–18 May 1947 (Age 62)
Williamson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Guy

When William Guy Wallace Sr was born on 29 November 1884, in Williamson, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Ellis Wallace, was 36 and his mother, Catherine Hardeman, was 34. He married Margaret Claire Compton on 20 June 1911, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Civil District 6, Williamson, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Civil District 7, Davidson, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 18 May 1947, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Franklin, Williamson, Tennessee, United States.

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William Guy Wallace Sr
Margaret Claire Compton
Marriage: 20 June 1911
Laurine Wallace
William "Guy" Wallace Jr
Compton Wallace
Margarite Wallace

Spouse and Children

20 June 1911
Davidson, Tennessee, United States


    Laurine Wallace


    William "Guy" Wallace Jr


    Compton Wallace


    Margarite Wallace


Parents and Siblings



    James F Wallace


    Laura Rebecca Wallace



    Clarence J Wallace


World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 2

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 17

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern Irish: from Anglo-Norman French waleis ‘Welsh’ (from a Germanic cognate of Old English wealh ‘foreign’), hence an ethnic name for a Welsh speaker. In some cases this clearly denoted an incomer to Scotland from Wales or the Welsh Marches, but it may also have denoted a Welsh-speaking Scot: in western Scotland around Glasgow, the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons survived well into the Middle Ages.2 Jewish: this surname has been adopted in the 19th and 20th centuries as an Americanized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish surnames, e.g. Wallach .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Guy Wallace, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William G Wallace in household of William E Wallace, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Guy Wallace in entry for Margaret Wallace, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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