William Robert Daniel

1868–1934 (Age 66)
Alabama, United States

The Life of William Robert

When William Robert Daniel was born in March 1868, in Alabama, United States, his father, John F. Daniel, was 44 and his mother, Sarah Margaret Fleming, was 34. He married Mary Ellen Lee on 11 March 1894, in Red River, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 8, Red River, Texas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 30 April 1934, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Garland Cemetery, Annona, Red River, Texas, United States.

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William Robert Daniel
Mary Ellen Lee
Marriage: 11 March 1894
Flora L Daniel
Eva Gertrude Daniel Edwards
Nona Alice Daniel
Julia Sarah Daniel
Lee Roy Daniel

Spouse and Children

11 March 1894
Red River, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Cornelia Ellen Daniel



    Julia Margaret Daniel



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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1875 · Alabama Constitution is Ratified

Age 7

A constitutional convention was held on November 16, 1875, to redeem the state from the Reconstructionist Constitution which had been adopted in 1868. The constitution reduced the size of government and services provided, lowered taxes and the political constraint on African-Americans. Segregated schools were also established.

Age 18

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian (Dániel), Romanian, and Jewish: from the Hebrew personal name Daniel ‘God is my judge’, borne by a major prophet in the Bible. The major factor influencing the popularity of the personal name (and hence the frequency of the surname) was undoubtedly the dramatic story in the Book of Daniel, recounting the prophet's steadfast adherence to his religious faith in spite of pressure and persecution from the Mesopotamian kings in whose court he served: Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar (at whose feast Daniel interpreted the mysterious message of doom that appeared on the wall, being thrown to the lions for his pains). The name was also borne by a 2ndcentury Christian martyr and by a 9th-century hermit, the legend of whose life was popular among Christians during the Middle Ages; these had a minor additional influence on the adoption of the Christian name. Among Orthodox Christians in Eastern Europe the name was also popular as being that of a 4th-century Persian martyr, who was venerated in the Orthodox Church.2 Irish: reduced form of McDaniel , which is actually a variant of McDonnell , from the Gaelic form of Irish Donal (equivalent to Scottish Donald), erroneously associated with the Biblical personal name Daniel. See also O’Donnell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William A Daniel, "United States Census, 1920"
  • W R Daniel in household of J F Daniel, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William R Daniel, "United States Census, 1900"

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