Joseph Samuel Sumner

Male8 September 1885–27 November 1971

Brief Life History of Joseph Samuel

When Joseph Samuel Sumner was born on 8 September 1885, in Marshall, Madison, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Melvin Sumner, was 19 and his mother, Martha Hensley, was 23. He married Doshia Ella Williams on 27 August 1911, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Township 1 Marshall, Madison, North Carolina, United States in 1900. He died on 27 November 1971, in Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery, Fairview, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States.

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Joseph Samuel Sumner
Doshia Ella Williams
Marriage: 27 August 1911
Clarence James Sumner Sr.
Mabel Pauline Sumner

Sources (22)

  • Joseph S Sumner in household of James M Sumner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joseph Samuel Sumner, "North Carolina, Birth Index, 1800-2000"
  • Joe Sumner, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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  • Marriage
    27 August 1911Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.


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    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 23

    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for an official who was responsible for ensuring the appearance of witnesses in court, from Middle English som(p)nour(e) ‘summoner’ (Old French somoneor, semoneor).

    History: William Sumner came to Dorchester, MA, from England c. 1635. His descendants include US Senator Charles Sumner, a major force in the struggle to end slavery, who was born in 1811 in Boston.

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

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