Walter Cleo Dial

22 January 1892–27 July 1953 (Age 61)
Oxford, Newton, Georgia, United States

The Life of Walter Cleo

When Walter Cleo Dial was born on 22 January 1892, in Oxford, Newton, Georgia, United States, his father, Isaac Hamilton Dial, was 31 and his mother, Mary D. Lard, was 28. He married Elizabeth Cordela White on 14 July 1917. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in District 400, Morgan, Georgia, United States in 1910 and Atlanta, DeKalb, Georgia, United States in 1920. He died on 27 July 1953, in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Melwood Cemetery, Stone Mountain, DeKalb, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Cleo Dial
Elizabeth Cordela White
Marriage: 14 July 1917
Mary Leila Dial
Marion Cleo Dial
Joseph Harvey Dial
Walter Raymond Bud Dial

Spouse and Children

14 July 1917



    Marion Cleo Dial


    Joseph Harvey Dial


    Walter Raymond Bud Dial


Parents and Siblings

    Isaac Hamilton Dial





World Events (8)

1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 1

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 17

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: of uncertain origin; possibly an altered form of Irish Doyle . Compare Dyal .2 Name found among people of Indian origin in Guyana and Trinidad: altered spelling of Dayal . This spelling is found in Indian names occasionally when -dial is the final element of a compound personal name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walter Dial in household of Grace H Dial, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Walter C Dial, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter C Dial, "United States Census, 1930"

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