William Henry Workman

19 August 1858–1945 (Age 86)
Slab Fork Magisterial District, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Workman was born on 19 August 1858, in Slab Fork Magisterial District, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States, his father, Raymond Shelton Workman, was 39 and his mother, Serilda Webb, was 37. He married Amanda Ramey on 13 April 1877, in Wyoming, West Virginia, United States. He lived in Weston, Lewis, West Virginia, United States in 1930. He died in 1945, at the age of 87, and was buried in Lewis, West Virginia, United States.

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William Henry Workman
Amanda Ramey
Marriage: 13 April 1877

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13 April 1877
Wyoming, West Virginia, United States

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Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 5

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 23

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

English: ostensibly an occupational name for a laborer, from Middle English work + man. According to a gloss cited by Reaney the term was used in the Middle Ages to denote an ambidextrous person, and the surname may also be a nickname in this sense.

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

Sources (3)

  • William Workman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William H Workman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William H Workman in household of Razilda Workman, "United States Census, 1880"

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