William Eugene Crocker

Male2 July 1860–12 April 1922

Brief Life History of William Eugene

When William Eugene Crocker was born on 2 July 1860, in Magnolia, Marengo, Alabama, United States, his father, Wilson Hallen Crocker, was 48 and his mother, Mary Sterling Gurley, was 27. He married Julia Hester Williams about 1878, in Marengo, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Hampden, Marengo, Alabama, United States for about 30 years. He died on 12 April 1922, in Thomaston, Marengo, Alabama, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Magnolia, Marengo, Alabama, United States.

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William Eugene Crocker
Julia Hester Williams
Marriage: about 1878
Mary Eula Crocker
Leo Oliver Crocker
Senecca Wilson Crocker
Alice Rebecca Crocker
Carl Eugene Crocker
James William Crocker
Julius Gordon Crocker
Edgar Crocker
Velma Crocker

Sources (18)

  • Eugene Crocker, "United States Census, 1880"
  • W E Crocker, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • William E. Crocker, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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  • Marriage
    about 1878Marengo, Alabama, United States
  • Children (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 3

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 21

    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

    English (southwestern): occupational name for a potter, from Middle English crockere, an agent derivative of Middle English crok(ke) ‘pot’ (Old English croc, croc(ca)).

    English (of Norman origin): variant of Craker .

    Americanized form of German Krocker .

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

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