William Martin Arnold

17 March 1872–7 May 1949 (Age 77)
Texas, United States

The Life of William Martin

When William Martin Arnold was born on 17 March 1872, in Texas, United States, his father, Thomas William Arnold, was 36 and his mother, Rosanna Rosa Mason, was 33. He married Sarah Isabell Ragsdale on 11 January 1896, in Smith, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, Smith, Texas, United States for about 30 years. He died on 7 May 1949, in Smith, Texas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Arp, Smith, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Martin Arnold
Sarah Isabell Ragsdale
Marriage: 11 January 1896
Millie Ann Arnold
Ivy Arnold
Loyd Woodrow Arnold

Spouse and Children

11 January 1896
Smith, Texas, United States


    Millie Ann Arnold


    Ivy Arnold



Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 4

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 22

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Name Meaning

Saxon, Latin: Faithful to his honour, help in war, helping lord, powerful lord

Sources (3)

  • William M Arnold, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Willie Arnold in household of Lou Arnold, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Arnold in entry for Millie Ann Lindsey, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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