William Franklin Sumrall

18 November 1854–25 July 1946 (Age 91)
Hattiesburg, Perry, Mississippi, United States

The Life of William Franklin

When William Franklin Sumrall was born on 18 November 1854, in Hattiesburg, Perry, Mississippi, United States, his father, Benjamin Ashberry "Berry" Sumrall, was 48 and his mother, Margaret McRae, was 50. He married Francis Louise Anderson on 9 October 1879, in Perry, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Marion, Mississippi, United States in 1860. He died on 25 July 1946, in Lamar, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Hattiesburg, Forrest, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Franklin Sumrall
1854–1946
Francis Louise Anderson
1858–1936
Marriage: 9 October 1879
Martha Sumrall
1876–
Alice Sumrall
1887–1963
Nancy Sumrall
1891–
Martha Sumrall
1897–
Ida Sumrall
1902–1969
Amanda Louise Sumrall
1880–1963
James Sumrall
1881–
Abner Austin Sumrall
1882–1962
Rena Sumrall
1883–1954
William Joseph Sumrall
1889–1956
John F Sumrall
1892–1949
Seaborn A. Sumrall
1894–1965
Fannie Sumrall
1899–1929

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 October 1879
Perry, Mississippi, United States
children

(13)

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Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Ashberry "Berry" Sumrall

    Male1806–1880Male

    Margaret McRae

    Female1804–1870Female

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1861

Age 7

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.
1863

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 27

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.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified; perhaps a variant of English Summerhill . Compare Summerall .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Sumrall in household of Henry Sumrall, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Sumirall, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William F Sumrall, "United States Census, 1930"

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