William Adolphus Estes

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

The Life 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 ( Belle) Mason on 3 December 1894. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. He lived in Sylva, Jackson, North Carolina, United States in 1930 and Sylva Township, Jackson, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 28 January 1941, 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 ( Belle) Mason
Marriage: 3 December 1894
Olive Magnolia Estes
Minnie Ethel Estes
Bertha Leanore Estes
Delia Ivalee Estes
Lelia C Estes
William F Estes
Ola Mae Estes
Bonnie J. Estes Sutton

Spouse and Children

3 December 1894
Macon, North Carolina


    Olive Magnolia Estes


    Minnie Ethel Estes


    Bertha Leanore Estes


    Delia Ivalee Estes


    Lelia C Estes


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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: variant of Eastes , still pronounced today as two syllables, as it was in medieval times.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Will Estes, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Dee Ester, "United States Census, 1930"
  • W M Estes, "United States Census, 1900"

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