William McDonald Holladay

Male13 February 1893–15 November 1987

Brief Life History of William McDonald

When William McDonald Holladay was born on 13 February 1893, in Mississippi, United States, his father, William McDonald Holladay, was 42 and his mother, Sarah Louise "Lulu" Fant, was 30. He lived in Beat 2, Chickasaw, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years and New Houlka, Chickasaw, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 15 November 1987, in Chickasaw, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in New Houlka, Chickasaw, Mississippi, United States.

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William McDonald Holladay
1893–1987
Tellie Murff
1899–1987

Sources (9)

  • William M Halladay in household of Keith M Halladay, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William M Halladay, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • William M Holladay, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.

1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 14

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 25

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English (Kent): variant of Holliday .

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

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