John William Cantrell

Brief Life History of John William

When John William Cantrell was born on 29 May 1885, in Paulding, Georgia, United States, his father, Albert Gilsper Cantrell, was 36 and his mother, Amy Caroline Rackley, was 32. He married Florence Lucinda Elrod on 9 January 1909, in Cobb, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in District 991, Cobb, Georgia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 20 May 1911, in Cobb, Georgia, United States, at the age of 25, and was buried in New Salem Cemetery, Cobb, Georgia, United States.

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John William Cantrell
Florence Lucinda Elrod
Marriage: 9 January 1909
Ralph Gilsper Cantrell

Sources (6)

  • John W Cantrell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Cantrell, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • John W Cantrell, "United States Census, 1910"

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Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from Old French canterelle, chanterelle, a diminutive of c(h)anteor ‘singer’. Compare Cantor . It was used as an alternative name for Chantecler the cock in medieval French versions of the folk story of Reynard the Fox (Le Roman de Renard).

English: sometimes a variant of Quintrell .

English: occasionally, perhaps a habitational name from Cantrell in Devon, early recorded as Canterhulle, named from an unexplained first element + Old English hyll ‘hill’.

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

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