William Cecil Sumpter

4 June 1890–
Gilmer, West Virginia, United States

The Life of William Cecil

When William Cecil Sumpter was born on 4 June 1890, in Gilmer, West Virginia, United States, his father, Andrew Pleasant Sumpter, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Amanda Westfall, was 29. He married Rosa Pearl Bond on 12 August 1912, in Summit, Ohio, United States. He lived in Center District, Gilmer, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Salt Lick Magisterial District, Braxton, West Virginia, United States in 1920.

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William Cecil Sumpter
Rosa Pearl Bond
Marriage: 12 August 1912

Spouse and Children

12 August 1912
Summit, Ohio, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

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.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 33

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a carrier, from Middle English sum(p)ter ‘(driver of a) pack animal’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cecil Sumpter in household of Scott Sumpter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Cecil Sumption in household of Andy P Sumption, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Cecil Sumpter in household of Andrew P Sumpter, "United States Census, 1900"

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