William Andrew Sargent

1 February 1888–9 January 1918 (Age 29)
Camp Hill, Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States

The Life of William Andrew

When William Andrew Sargent was born on 1 February 1888, in Camp Hill, Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States, his father, David Breckinridge Sargent, was 27 and his mother, Emma Rebecca Shepherd, was 27. He lived in Election Precinct 15 Camp Hill, Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. He died on 9 January 1918, in Camp Hill, Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Camp Hill Cemetery, Camp Hill, Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Breckinridge Sargent
Emma Rebecca Shepherd
Thomas Oscar Sargent
William Andrew Sargent
Willis David Sargent
Lomis Sargent
Clifford Watkins Sargent
Bessie Floy Sargent
Mary Sargent

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 7

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.”
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 10

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 and French: in medieval times this did not denote a rank in the army, but was an occupational name for a servant, Middle English, Old French sergent (Latin serviens, genitive servientis, present participle of servire ‘to serve’). The surname probably originated for the most part in this sense, but the word also developed various more specialized meanings, being used for example as a technical term for a tenant by military service below the rank of a knight, and as the name for any of certain administrative and legal officials in different localities, which may also have contributed to the development of the surname. The sense ‘non-commissioned officer’ did not arise until the 16th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Andrew Sargent in household of Emma Sargent, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William A Sargent in household of David B Sargent, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Andrew Sorgent, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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