William Joseph Gantt

7 October 1877–9 June 1941 (Age 63)
Elmore, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of William Joseph

When William Joseph Gantt was born on 7 October 1877, in Elmore, Alabama, United States, his father, William David Gantt, was 27 and his mother, Marie Eliza Dunlap, was 31. He married Laura Octavia Colquitt on 31 October 1897. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Dale, Alabama, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 1 Ozark, Dale, Alabama, United States in 1940. He died on 9 June 1941, in Ozark, Dale, Alabama, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Grace Point Baptist Church Cemetery, Dothan, Houston, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Joseph Gantt
Laura Octavia Colquitt
Marriage: 31 October 1897
Joesie Gantt
Sadie Gantt
Catherine Alabama Gantt
Mary Gantt
Joseph Rush Gantt
Alice Gantt
William David Gantt

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World Events (8)

Age 3
Historical Boundaries - 1880: Elmore, Alabama, United States
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 4
Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted
Age 18
Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”

Name Meaning

Origin uncertain: probably a variant of French, English, or German Gant .

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

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Sources (27)

  • William Gant, "United States Census, 1930"
  • W J Gantt, "United States Census, 1940"
  • W J Gantt, "United States Census, 1920"

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