William David Tollison

29 November 1894–28 September 1969 (Age 74)
Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of William David

When William David Tollison was born on 29 November 1894, his father, Seaborn Chester Miller Tollison, was 26 and his mother, Lucy Jane Poss, was 22. He had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Blanche Mae Baylor. He lived in District 1289, Fulton, Georgia, United States in 1940 and Cobb, Georgia, United States in 1969. He died on 28 September 1969, in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States.

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William David Tollison
Blanche Mae Baylor
Charlie Nathan Morris
William J Tollison
Annie Mae Tollison
Martha Ann Tollison

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 2
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.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot
Age 12
The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 22
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Compare Tolleson .Americanized form of Norwegian Tollisen: rare patronymic from the personal name Tolli, a variant in Agder of Torleiv (see Tollefsen ).

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

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Sources (8)

  • William D Tollison in household of Seaborn C M Tollison, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Dave Tollison in entry for Martha Ann Tallison, "Georgia Deaths, 1928-1943"
  • William D Tollison, "United States Census, 1930"

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