William Magness Cantrell

25 July 1855–25 April 1914 (Age 58)
Smithville, DeKalb, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Magness

When William Magness Cantrell was born on 25 July 1855, in Smithville, DeKalb, Tennessee, United States, his father, Judge Robert Cantrell, was 31 and his mother, Martha Magness, was 23. He married Jamie Angelina McFarland on 22 March 1883, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Civil District 10, Gibson, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Guntersville, Marshall, Alabama, United States in 1910. He died on 25 April 1914, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States.

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William Magness Cantrell
Jamie Angelina McFarland
Marriage: 22 March 1883

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22 March 1883
Wilson, Tennessee, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Mount Olivet Cemetery was established by Adrian Van Sinderen Lindsley and John Buddeke in 1856.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 17

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Cantrell in Devon, recorded as Canterhulle in 1330 , from an unexplained first element + Old English hyll ‘hill’.2 English: from Old French chanterelle ‘small bell’, ‘treble’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a bellmaker or ringer.3 English: diminutive of Canter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William M Cantrell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Cantrell in household of Robert Cantrell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Cantrell in entry for Jamie A Cantrell, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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