William Samuel Rudolph

Brief Life History of William Samuel

When William Samuel Rudolph was born on 16 January 1881, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Andrew Davis Rudolph, was 26 and his mother, Catharine Pline Washburn, was 30. He married Dollie F. Sheppard on 8 June 1898, in Marshall, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 1, Marshall, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died on 1 March 1935, in Marshall, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Aurora, Calloway, Kentucky, United States.

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William Samuel Rudolph
1881–1935
Dollie F. Sheppard
1883–1921
Marriage: 8 June 1898
Ray Rudolph
1903–1959
Rena Hazel Rudolph
1907–1990
Ethel May Rudolph
1920–1920

Sources (14)

  • Sam Rudolph, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wm. Sam Rudolph, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • William Samuel Rudolph, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

1892 · The Radio is invented

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Rudolf .

Americanized form of Slovenian, Czech, Polish, Croatian, and Hungarian Rudolf .

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

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