William Adolphus Estes

16 October 1875–28 January 1941 (Age 65)
Cowee, Macon, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of William Adolphus

When William Adolphus Estes was born on 16 October 1875, in Cowee, Macon, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Franklin Estes, was 23 and his mother, Laura Haseltine Ashe, was 21. He married Cathrine Isabelle Mason on 3 December 1894, in Macon, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. He lived in Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, United States in 1920 and Sylva Township, Jackson, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 28 January 1941, in Sylva, Jackson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Keener Cemetery, Sylva, Jackson, North Carolina, United States.

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William Adolphus Estes
Cathrine Isabelle Mason
Marriage: 3 December 1894
Olive Magnolia Estes
Bertha Burdell Estes
Minnie Ethel Estes
Dela Ivalee Estes
Leila Caroline Estes
William F Estes
Ola Mae Estes
Bonnie Jane Estes

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 December 1894Macon, North Carolina, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 1
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
    1877 · Last Troops Leave
    Age 2
    In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 21
    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

    English: topographic name from Middle English est ‘east’, denoting someone ‘from the east’ or someone living in the eastern part of a village or settlement. Today the name is still pronounced as two syllables, as it was in medieval times.History: This name was brought to New England by Matthew (1645–1723) and Richard (born 1647) Estes, sons of Robert and Dorothy Estes of Dover, England. Probably unconnected is the founder of the VA and TN family of this name, Benjamin Estes (born 1736 in VA; died 1811 in TN).

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

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    Sources (21)

    • W D Estes in entry for Ola Maye Estes, "North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922"
    • Will Estes, "United States Census, 1940"
    • William A Estes, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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