Fannie Ophelia Hackney

20 September 1873–15 June 1944 (Age 70)
Polk, Georgia, United States

The Life of Fannie Ophelia

When Fannie Ophelia Hackney was born on 20 September 1873, in Polk, Georgia, United States, her father, William D. Hackney, was 40 and her mother, Louisa V Hackney, was 42. She married John Elliott Williams on 13 March 1892, in Polk, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Esom Hill, Polk, Georgia, United States for about 20 years and Akes, Polk, Georgia, United States in 1940. She died on 15 June 1944, in Polk, Georgia, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery, Esom Hill, Polk, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Elliott Williams
Fannie Ophelia Hackney
Marriage: 13 March 1892
William Bodie Williams
Lottie Williams
George Dewey Williams
Wilma Louise Williams
Wilmer Williams
Lillie Marteal Williams
John Allen Williams
Grace Ophelia Williams
Andy Harris Williams
Lucille DNA Williams

Spouse and Children

13 March 1892
Polk, Georgia, United States



    Lottie Williams



    Wilma Louise Williams


    Wilmer Williams


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 2

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 20

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. habitational name from Hackney in Greater London, named from an Old English personal name Haca (genitive Hacan) + ēg ‘island’, ‘dry ground in marshland’. 2. from Middle English hakenei (Old French haquenée), an ambling horse, especially one considered suitable for women to ride; perhaps therefore a metonymic occupational name for a stablehand. This surname has also been found in Scotland since medieval times.

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

Sources (3)

  • Tonnie O Williams in household of John E Williams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fanny O Williams in household of John E Williams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Fannie O Williams in household of John E Williams, "United States Census, 1940"

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