William Mason Sale

27 January 1872–1954 (Age 81)
Martin, Indiana, United States

The Life of William Mason

When William Mason Sale was born on 27 January 1872, in Martin, Indiana, United States, his father, John P. Sale, was 22 and his mother, Emma T. Scantlan, was 17. He married Lula M. Donaldson on 20 December 1896, in Madison, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Elwood, Pipe Creek Township, Madison, Indiana, United States for about 20 years and Pipe Creek Township, Madison, Indiana, United States in 1940. He died in 1954, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Elwood Cemetery, Elwood, Pipe Creek Township, Madison, Indiana, United States.

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William Mason Sale
Lula M. Donaldson
Marriage: 20 December 1896
Lola May Sale

Spouse and Children


    Lula M. Donaldson


20 December 1896
Madison, Indiana, United States


    Lola May Sale


Parents and Siblings

    John P. Sale


    Emma T. Scantlan




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.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English sale ‘hall’, a topographic name for someone living at a hall or manor house, or a metonymic occupational name for someone employed at a hall or manor house.2 English: from Middle English salwe ‘sallow’ (a tree, a kind of willow), hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a sallow tree, or a habitational name from for example Sale in Greater Manchester, named from the old dative form of this word, in atte sale.3 French (Salé): from Old French salé ‘salty’, hence a topographic or occupational name for someone who lived by or worked in a salt marsh, or, in a figurative sense, a nickname for an amusing or witty person.

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

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Sources (3)

  • W M Sale, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William M Sale in household of John P Sale, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William M Sale, "United States Census, 1930"

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