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.
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 .