William Webb Prawl

29 October 1900–10 June 1995 (Age 94)
Doniphan, Doniphan, Kansas, United States

The Life of William Webb

When William Webb Prawl was born on 29 October 1900, in Doniphan, Doniphan, Kansas, United States, his father, Peter Prawl, was 28 and his mother, Martha Ann Sharp, was 27. He married Gussie Louise McNelly on 5 October 1920, in Severance, Doniphan, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Wolf River Township, Doniphan, Kansas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 10 June 1995, in Highland, Doniphan, Kansas, United States, at the age of 94.

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William Webb Prawl
Gussie Louise McNelly
Marriage: 5 October 1920
Norman Eugene Prawl
Harriet Marie Prawl
Kathryn Louise Prawl

Spouse and Children

5 October 1920
Severance, Doniphan, Kansas, United States


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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1901 · Theodore Roosevelt becomes the Twenty-sixth President of the United States

Age 1

After the Assassination of William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as the Twenty-sixth President of the United States. During his first term he didn't have a Vice President but for his second term Charles W. Fairbanks filled the position.

Age 27

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

German: nickname for a loud, ostentatious, or boastful person, from Middle Low German prāle ‘pomp’, ‘display’, or ‘noise’, or from prālen ‘to boast’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Webb Prawl in household of Pete Prawl, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William W Prawl in household of Peter Prawl, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Webb W Prawl, "United States Census, 1930"

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