William Aaron Randolph

Male27 July 1908–12 August 1974

Brief Life History of William Aaron

When William Aaron Randolph was born on 27 July 1908, in Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States, his father, Ira Crofford Randolph, was 25 and his mother, Mary Jo Cornelius, was 26. He married Jennie Lurline Taylor. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Rural, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States in 1935 and Beat 2, Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He died on 12 August 1974, in New Albany, Union, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Ecru, Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know William Aaron? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William Aaron Randolph
Orene Dyson
M A Randolph
Bernice Lee Randolph
Kenney Randolph
Betty Joyce Randolph
Ralph Randolph

Sources (10)

  • W A Randoysh, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Aaron Randolph - Government record: birth: 27 July 1908; Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States
  • William Randolph, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

Children (5)

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (2)

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

1916 · Mississippi State Sanatorium for TB is Established

Age 8

The Mississippi State Sanatorium is a hospital used for tuberculosis patients. This lasted from 1918 to the 1950s. The Sanatorium has now been turned into a museum.


Age 19

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English and German: from Randolf, an ancient Germanic personal name composed of the elements rand ‘rim (of a shield), shield’ + wolf ‘wolf’. This was introduced into England by the Normans in Old French forms of two different ancient Germanic personal names which became confused with each other: Randulf (from rand ‘(shield-)edge’ + wulf ‘wolf’) and Rannulf (from hraf(a)n ‘raven’ + wulf ‘wolf’).

History: An American family bearing this surname are descended from William Randolph (c. 1651–1711), a planter and merchant, a member of a family that originally came from Sussex, England. William Randolph emigrated from Warwickshire to VA c. 1673. He was a forebear of Thomas Jefferson and Robert E. Lee. Randolph had seven sons, each of whom inherited an estate, the name of which was sometimes added to their own, such as Sir John Randolph of Tazewell. His great-grandsons included Edmund Randolph (1753–1813), first attorney general of the US and one of the framers of the US Constitution, and the diplomat and statesman John Randolph of Roanoke (1773–1833), who served as US minister to Russia.

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

Possible Related Names

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a FREE Account
Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
Share this with your family and friends.