William Henry Harrison Pugh

13 June 1888–24 January 1954 (Age 65)
Grayson, Virginia, United States

The Life of William Henry Harrison

When William Henry Harrison Pugh was born on 13 June 1888, in Grayson, Virginia, United States, his father, Robert Emory Pugh, was 39 and his mother, Nancy Jane Nannie McMillan, was 34. He married Maude Mckee Wells on 4 July 1908, in Grassy Creek, Ashe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Marion Magisterial District, Smyth, Virginia, United States in 1940 and Marion, Smyth, Virginia, United States in 1954. He died on 24 January 1954, in Jefferson, Ashe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Mount Carmel United Methodist Cemetery, Marion, Smyth, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Harrison Pugh
Maude Mckee Wells
Marriage: 4 July 1908
Irene Ruby Pugh
Edward Alexander Pugh
Robert Earl Pugh
William Bruce Pugh
Lucille Vesta Pugh
Harry Wells Pugh
Alice Caroline Pugh

Spouse and Children

4 July 1908
Grassy Creek, Ashe, North Carolina, United States


    Irene Ruby Pugh


    Edward Alexander Pugh


    Robert Earl Pugh


    William Bruce Pugh


    Lucille Vesta Pugh


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 6

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Hugh or ap Huw ‘son of Hugh’ ( see Hughes ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Pugh in household of Nancy Pugh, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Pugh, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William H Pugh, "United States Census, 1940"

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