William Thomas Yarbrough

Male24 March 1868–25 February 1936

Brief Life History of William Thomas

When William Thomas Yarbrough was born on 24 March 1868, in Limestone, Alabama, United States, his father, David Berthier Yarbrough, was 33 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Turner, was 26. He married Myrtle Frances Black on 18 December 1895, in Giles, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 13, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1930 and Athens, Limestone, Alabama, United States in 1930. He died on 25 February 1936, at the age of 67, and was buried in Athens, Limestone, Alabama, United States.

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William Thomas Yarbrough
Myrtle Frances Black
Marriage: 18 December 1895
Bertha Yarbrough
William Thomas Yarbrough Jr.
Eugene Lerman Yarbrough
Myrtle Anna Yarbrough
Fredederick Howard Yarbrough

Sources (15)

  • William F Yarbrough in household of David B Yarbrough, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Thomas Yarbrough in entry for Louis Edgar West and Bert Yarbrough, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • William T. Yarbrough in entry for Myrtle B. Yarbrough, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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  • Marriage
    18 December 1895Giles, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 2

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    1870 · Giving all the right to vote

    Age 2

    The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.


    Age 18

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Yarburgh (Lincolnshire) or Yarborough Camp in Croxton (Lincolnshire), both of which derive from Old English eorth-burg ‘earth-work’ (eorth ‘earth, ground’ + burg ‘fortress’). This form of the surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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