William Walden Ham

31 August 1890–4 April 1969 (Age 78)
Alabama, United States

The Life of William Walden

When William Walden Ham was born on 31 August 1890, in Alabama, United States, his father, Allen Washington Ham, was 60 and his mother, Martha Elizabeth Smith, was 43. He married Maudie Ruth Murphy on 25 August 1912, in Henry, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Henry, Alabama, United States in 1920 and Kinsey, Houston, Alabama, United States in 1930. He died on 4 April 1969, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Kinsey, Houston, Alabama, United States.

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William Walden Ham
Maudie Ruth Murphy
Marriage: 25 August 1912
Edna Ham
Ernest A Ham
Buford Ham

Spouse and Children

25 August 1912
Henry, Alabama, United States


    Edna Ham




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World Events (8)

1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 5

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 22

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly southwestern England): variant spelling of Hamm .2 French: habitational name from any of the various places in northern France (Ardennes, Pas-de-Calais, Somme, Moselle) named with the Germanic word ham ‘meadow in the bend of a river’, ‘water meadow’, ‘flood plain’.3 Dutch: variant of Hamme .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Willie Hain in household of Allen W Hain, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Willie Harn in household of Allen Harn, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Willie W Ham, "United States Census, 1920"

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