William Witherspoon Mc Crary

Male27 July 1876–20 April 1948

Brief Life History of William Witherspoon

When William Witherspoon Mc Crary was born on 27 July 1876, in Lonoke, Lonoke, Arkansas, United States, his father, William Robert McCrary, was 40 and his mother, Eugenia Providence Witherspoon, was 31. He married Wilhelmia Trimble on 22 January 1902, in Lonoke, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Lonoke, Arkansas, United States in 1935 and Lonoke Township, Lonoke, Arkansas, United States in 1940. He died on 20 April 1948, in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Lonoke Cemetery, Lonoke, Lonoke, Arkansas, United States.

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William Witherspoon Mc Crary
Maud Evelyn Parker
Marriage: 3 January 1917
James Parker McCrary

Sources (12)

  • William W Mccrary in household of Eugenia Mccrary, "United States Census, 1910"
  • W W Mc Crary, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • William Witherspoon Mccrary, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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  • Marriage
    3 January 1917Lonoke, Arkansas, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 5

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

    Age 7

    The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 20

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning


    Mandarin form of the surname 米, which means ‘rice’: (i) from one of the ‘Nine Sogdian Surnames’, also known as ‘nine surnames of Zhaowu’, because their ancestors came from Zhaowu, an ancient city in present-day Gansu province in northwestern China. During the Sui and Tang dynasties (581–987 AD ) there were nine Sogdian states in Central Asia, one of which was called Mi (米) in Chinese (located in present-day Uzbekistan). Between 649 and 655 AD , these states submitted to the Emperor Gaozong of Tang (628–683 AD ). Immigrants from the state of Mi to China acquired the surname 米. (ii) for some families, the surname is borne by descendants of Mi Fu (米芾), an artist in the Northern Song dynasty (960–1127 AD ), who claimed he was a descendant from the royal families of the state of Chu in the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC ) and changed his original surname 芈 to 米, a different Chinese character with the same pronunciation.

    Mandarin form of the surname 宓 (also pronounced as Fu in Mandarin): (i) said to be borne by descendants of Fu Xi (伏羲), a legendary figure prior to the Xia dynasty (2070–1600 BC ). (ii) said to be traced back to Mi Kang Gong (密康公, also written as 宓康公, Duke Kang of Mi, died 922 BC ), ruler of the state of Mi during the Western Zhou dynasty (1046–771 BC ).

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

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