William Franklin Humphries

21 March 1874–6 December 1945 (Age 71)
Rockbridge, Virginia, United States

The Life of William Franklin

When William Franklin Humphries was born on 21 March 1874, in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States, his father, William Alexander Humphreys, was 41 and his mother, Emma Jane Hiter, was 25. He had at least 2 sons with Willie B. Berry. He lived in Riverhead District, Augusta, Virginia, United States in 1880. He died on 6 December 1945, in Vesuvius, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Steeles Tavern, Augusta, Virginia, United States.

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William Franklin Humphries
Willie B. Berry
Harold Berry Humphries
Hugh Lyle Humphries

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    William Alexander Humphreys


    Emma Jane Hiter





    Mary Montague Humphreys


    Susan Humphreys



    Nannie Sterrett Humphries


World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

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 1

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.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 20

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: patronymic from Humphrey .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William T Humphries, "United States Census, 1930"
  • W Frank Humphries, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William F Humphries, "United States Census, 1910"

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