William James Megginson

13 January 1884–2 September 1954 (Age 70)
Virginia, United States

The Life of William James

When William James Megginson was born on 13 January 1884, in Virginia, United States, his father, James B. Megginson, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Bagby Lewis, was 25. He married Annie McLaughlin on 11 November 1908, in District of Columbia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia, United States in 1920. He died on 2 September 1954, in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in North Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States.

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William James Megginson
Annie McLaughlin
Marriage: 11 November 1908
William James Megginson Jr.
Francis Lewis Megginson

Spouse and Children

11 November 1908
District of Columbia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 10

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.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 19

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Meggison , with intrusive -n-.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William J Megginson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • W J Megginson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William J Megginson, "United States Census, 1930"

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