William McKinley Vicars

16 March 1841–16 November 1929 (Age 88)
Russell, Virginia, United States

The Life of William McKinley

When William McKinley Vicars was born on 16 March 1841, in Russell, Virginia, United States, his father, John Vicars, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Johnson, was 17. He married Sarah M Dean on 22 December 1866, in Scott, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Russell, Russell, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Copper Creek, Russell, Virginia, United States in 1920. He died on 16 November 1929, in Russell, Virginia, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Castlewood, Russell, Virginia, United States.

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William McKinley Vicars
Sarah M Dean
Marriage: 22 December 1866
Charles M. Vicars
Margaret J. Vicars
Sylvester H. Vicars
Martha U. Vicars
John H. D. Vicars
Mollie Louise Vicars
Peter Henry Vicars
Elizabeth Geneva Vicars

Spouse and Children

22 December 1866
Scott, Virginia, United States


    Charles M. Vicars


    Margaret J. Vicars


    Sylvester H. Vicars


    Martha U. Vicars


    John H. D. Vicars


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World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 3

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1864 · Arlington Cemetery

Age 23

Arlington Cemetery is a military cemetery. It was originally a plantation owned by George Washington Parke Custis. This is the location of Robert E. Lee, 16,000 Civil War soldiers, William Howard Taft, John, Jackie, Robert, and Edward Kennedy. The tomb of the unknown soldier is also located here it was dedicated on November 11, 1921. It contains the remains of those soldiers unknown from WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Vickers .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Vickers, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Vicars in household of John Vicars, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Vicars in household of John Vicars, "United States Census, 1850"

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