William Walter Dummer

10 March 1862–28 November 1921 (Age 59)
Southampton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Walter

When William Walter Dummer was born on 10 March 1862, in Southampton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Henry Dummer, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Hyde, was 28. He married Ester Ellen Openshaw on 12 April 1883, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910 and Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 28 November 1921, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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William Walter Dummer
Ester Ellen Openshaw
Marriage: 12 April 1883
Nancy Leonora Dummer
William Walter Dummer
Sarah Dummer
Hazel Dummer
Jessie Vera Dummer

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  • Marriage
    12 April 1883Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 1
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 19
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    German: nickname meaning ‘the foolish one’, from a noun derivative of Middle High German tump ‘simple’ (see Dumm ).German (Dümmer): perhaps a topographic name from a lake near Oldenburg in Lower Saxony.English: habitational name usually from Dummer in Hampshire, Old English dūn ‘hill’ + mere ‘pond or lake’, or occasionally perhaps from Dimmer, near Castle Cary in Somerset, recorded in 1241 as Dunmere. The villages of Pendomer and Chilthorne Domer in Somerset are so named because their manors were held by members of the Dummer family in the medieval period.

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

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    Sources (36)

    • Walter Dummer in entry for William Walter Dummer, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Walter Dummer, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Walter Wm. Dummer in entry for Clarence William Enneking and Hazel Rampton, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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