William Josiah Lakey

3 November 1855–7 July 1934 (Age 78)
Etna, Macon, North Carolina, United States

The Life of William Josiah

When William Josiah Lakey was born on 3 November 1855, in Etna, Macon, North Carolina, United States, his father, Josiah Brannon Lakey, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Shope, was 32. He married Mary Margaret Green on 21 March 1917. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Cowee, Macon, North Carolina, United States for about 40 years. His occupation is listed as farmer in Etna, Macon, North Carolina, United States. He died on 7 July 1934, in Prentiss, Macon, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Franklin, Macon, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Josiah Lakey
Mary Margaret Green
Marriage: 21 March 1917
William Joseph Lakey Jr
George Lakey
Newel Lakey
Timmy Lee "Tim" Lakey
Julia Elizabeth Lakey
Mary Mahota Lakey
Zebulon Vance Lakey

Spouse and Children

21 March 1917


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Margaret L Lakey


    Hiram Whitaker Lakey


    Joseph Brandon Lakey



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 7

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 21

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • William J Rakey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Will J Lakey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William J Lakey in household of Josiah B Lakey, "United States Census, 1860"

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