William Robert Carson

Brief Life History of William Robert

When William Robert Carson was born on 17 September 1844, in Smith Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States, his father, David Godalphin Carson, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth McCune, was 27. He married Agnes Victoria Findlay on 22 March 1877, in Van Buren, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Jackson, Cowlitz, Washington, United States in 1925 and Village Township, Van Buren, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 25 January 1931, in Douds, Van Buren, Iowa, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Douds, Van Buren, Iowa, United States.

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William Robert Carson
Agnes Victoria Findlay
Marriage: 22 March 1877
George Findlay Carson
Mabel Margaret Carson
William Arthur Carson
Sarah Ellen Carson

Sources (30)

  • William R Carson, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • William R Carson, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • William Robert Carson, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


The Geographic Names Information System(GNIS) describes Douds Post Office as opened as Business corner 04/04/1849. Name changed to Doud's Station 08/09/1864. Name changed to Douds Station 12/01/1899. Name changed to Douds Leandro 03/23/1903. Name changed to Douds 09/11/1917.

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Galloway) and northern Irish: probably a habitational name from an unlocated place in southwestern Scotland called Acarson or Carsan. This surname was taken to Northern Ireland in the early 17th century. Alternatively, it may be a hybrid patronymic name composed of Irish cearr ‘left-handed’ + English son ‘son’.

English: variant of Corston, a habitational name from one of the many places so called in Norfolk, Shropshire, Somerset, or Wiltshire.

In some cases also an Americanized form of Norwegian Kåsen (see Kasen ).

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

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