William Ray Kinsland Sr

24 September 1909–13 August 1964 (Age 54)
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

The Life of William Ray

When William Ray Kinsland Sr was born on 24 September 1909, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, his father, Jacob Whipple Kinsland, was 42 and his mother, Frances Ida Robinson, was 36. He had at least 1 son with Ada Hawkins Kinsland. He died on 13 August 1964, in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 54.

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William Ray Kinsland Sr
Ada Hawkins Kinsland
William Ray Kinsland

Spouse and Children



    William Ray Kinsland


Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Whipple Kinsland


    Frances Ida Robinson




    Estella Sedalia Kinsland



    Henry Grady Kinsland


    Nellie Gertrude Kinsland Harris


    Rebecca Louise Kinsland Johnson


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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched

Age 7

South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.

Age 18

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from any of ten or more minor places known as ‘the king's land’, such as Kingsland in South Molton, Devon, or Kingsland in Hackney, Greater London (formerly Middlesex), both named from Middle English kingis ‘of the king’ + land ‘land’. 2. habitational name from Kingsland in Herefordshire near Leominster, which is named as ‘the king's estate in Leon’. Leon is the old Celtic name for the district, meaning ‘at the streams’.

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

Sources (3)

  • W R Kinsland in household of J W Kinsland, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Ray Kinsland, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"
  • Headstone image of William Ray Kinsland from billiongraves.com

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