William Eugene Crocker

2 July 1860–12 April 1922 (Age 61)
Magnolia, Marengo, Alabama, United States

The Life 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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Family Time Line

William Eugene Crocker
1860–1922
Julia Hester Williams
1854–1920
Marriage: about 1878
Mary Eula Crocker
1879–1950
Leo Oliver Crocker
1882–1957
Senecca Wilson Crocker
1884–1961
Alice Rebecca Crocker
1886–1973
Carl Eugene Crocker
1888–1952
James William Crocker
1891–1892
Julius Gordon Crocker
1894–1974
Edgar Crocker
1898–1898
Velma Crocker
1901–1985

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1878
Marengo, Alabama, United States
children

(9)

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Parents and Siblings

    Wilson Hallen Crocker

    Male1812–1891Male

    Mary Sterling Gurley

    Female1833–1919Female

siblings

(7)

    Eliser I Crocker

    Female1853–1854Female

    Samuel Wilson Crocker

    Male1855–1920Male

    Florence A. Crocker

    Female1858–1861Female

    Male1860–1922Male

    Zoe Rastus Crocker

    Male1862–1928Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1873

Age 13

Historical Boundaries - 1873: Marengo, Alabama, United States
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

1 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of the various places in Normandy, France, called Crèvecoeur (‘heartbreak’), from Old French creve(r) ‘to break or destroy’, ‘to die’ + ceur ‘heart’, a reference to the infertility and unproductiveness of the land.2 English: occupational name for a potter, Middle English crockere, an agent derivative of Middle English crock ‘pot’ (Old English croc(ca)).3 Americanized spelling of German Krocker .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Eugene Crocker, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William E Crocker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William E Crocker, "United States Census, 1900"

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