William Parker Massey

19 October 1846–28 April 1930 (Age 83)
Wayne, Virginia, United States

The Life of William Parker

When William Parker Massey was born on 19 October 1846, in Wayne, Virginia, United States, his father, Basil Davis Massey, was 29 and his mother, Susannah Epling, was 29. He married Ida Isadora May on 30 June 1874, in Wright, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Minnesota, United States in 1870 and Victor Township, Wright, Minnesota, United States for about 30 years. He died on 28 April 1930, in Howard Lake, Wright, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Howard Lake, Wright, Minnesota, United States.

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William Parker Massey
Ida Isadora May
Marriage: 30 June 1874
Charles Henen Massey
Alfred Arnold Massey

Spouse and Children

30 June 1874
Wright, Minnesota, United States


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World Events (8)

1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

Age 1

Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 22

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from any of various places in northern France which get their names from the Gallo-Roman personal name Maccius + the locative suffix -acum.2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Marcy in La Manche. This surname is preserved in the English place name Stondon Massey.3 English: from a pet form of Matthew .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William P Massey, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Parker Massey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Parker Massey in household of Bosdla Massey, "United States Census, 1870"

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