Oca Sumpter

July 1885–1908 (Age 22)
Gilmer, Gilmer, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Oca

When Oca Sumpter was born in July 1885, in Gilmer, Gilmer, West Virginia, United States, his father, Andrew Pleasant Sumpter, was 33 and his mother, Lucinda Jane Seal, was 35. He died in 1908, at the age of 23, and was buried in Copen, Braxton, West Virginia, United States.

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Andrew Pleasant Sumpter
Lucinda Jane Seal
James Camden Sumpter
Mary Alice Sumpter
Frank Sumpter
Walter Hugh Sumpter
Ivan Thirsting Sumpter
Allen Sumpter
Oca Sumpter
Madora Ann Sumpter

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World Events (7)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 1

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 11

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.

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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  • Oca Sumpter (Twin), "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928"
  • Oca Sumpter, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"
  • Oca Sumpter, "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928"

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