William A. Sumner

6 February 1844–27 March 1922 (Age 78)
Westminster, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada

The Life of William A.

When William A. Sumner was born on 6 February 1844, in Westminster, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada, his father, Benjamin Tyler Sumner, was 30 and his mother, Mary Ann Pratt, was 21. He married Hannah L. Parks on 14 January 1864, in Armada, Macomb, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Riley Township, St. Clair, Michigan, United States in 1880. He died on 27 March 1922, in Armada Township, Macomb, Michigan, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in East Berlin Cemetery, St. Clair, Michigan Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

William A. Sumner
Hannah L. Parks
Marriage: 14 January 1864
Caroline SUMNER
Willie Sumner
William A. Sumner
Burk Sumner
Lewis Sumner
Lois Sumner
Avery Sumner

Spouse and Children

14 January 1864
Armada, Macomb, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 3

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a summoner, an official who was responsible for ensuring the appearance of witnesses in court, Middle English sumner, sumnor.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Wm Sumner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William M Sumner in household of Lewis Sumner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Sumner, "United States Census, 1880"

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