William Magness Cantrell

Male25 July 1855–25 April 1914

Brief Life History 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

Sources (16)

  • William Cantrell in entry for Jamie A Cantrell, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • William Cantrell in household of Robert Cantrell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William M Cantrell, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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  • Marriage
    22 March 1883Wilson, 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

    English (of Norman origin): from Old French canterelle, chanterelle, a diminutive of c(h)anteor ‘singer’. Compare Cantor . It was used as an alternative name for Chantecler the cock in medieval French versions of the folk story of Reynard the Fox (Le Roman de Renard).

    English: sometimes a variant of Quintrell .

    English: occasionally, perhaps a habitational name from Cantrell in Devon, early recorded as Canterhulle, named from an unexplained first element + Old English hyll ‘hill’.

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

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