John Albert Workman Jr

31 May 1881–3 June 1938 (Age 57)
Putney, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States

The Life of John Albert

John Albert Workman Jr was born on 31 May 1881, in Putney, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States as the son of Giles Lewis Workman and Annie Hansel. He married Mamie J. Sanders on 2 June 1909, in Fayette, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Mountain Cove Magisterial District, Fayette, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years. He died on 3 June 1938, in Montgomery, Fayette, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Lansing, Fayette, West Virginia, United States.

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John Albert Workman Jr
Mamie J. Sanders
Marriage: 2 June 1909
Dorothy Emma Workman
Lillian Elizabeth Workman
Earl Brewster Workman
Nellie Marie Workman
J Lester Workman
Frank Eugene Workman
Nellie Mae Workman
Forest Monroe Workman
Barbara Dolores Workman

Spouse and Children

2 June 1909
Fayette, West Virginia, United States


    Dorothy Emma Workman



    Earl Brewster Workman



    J Lester Workman


+4 More Children

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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Age 5

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 17

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: ostensibly an occupational name for a laborer, from Middle English work + man. According to a gloss cited by Reaney the term was used in the Middle Ages to denote an ambidextrous person, and the surname may also be a nickname in this sense.

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

Sources (3)

  • John A Workman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John A Workman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John A Workman, "United States Census, 1910"

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