William R Summers

3 January 1913–29 June 1996 (Age 83)
Missouri, United States

The Life of William R

When William R Summers was born on 3 January 1913, in Missouri, United States, his father, William Archibald Summers, was 30 and his mother, Etta Marie Claycomb, was 29. He married Juanita Elizabeth Cooper on 17 November 1937. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Benton, Missouri, United States in 1935 and Lindsey Township, Benton, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 29 June 1996, in Higginsville, Lafayette, Missouri, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Higginsville, Lafayette, Missouri, United States.

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William R Summers
Juanita Elizabeth Cooper
Marriage: 17 November 1937
Archie D Summers
Erma Jean Summers
Juanita Kay Summers
William Keith Summers

Spouse and Children

17 November 1937


    Archie D Summers


    Erma Jean Summers


    Juanita Kay Summers


    William Keith Summers


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

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.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 18

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 22

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Summer 1.2 Irish (Sligo): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Somacháin ‘descendant of Somachán’, a nickname meaning ‘gentle’, ‘innocent’.3 Americanized form of some likesounding Ashkenazic Jewish name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William R Summers in household of William A Summers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Willie Summers in household of William A Summers, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William R Summers in household of W Arch Summers, "United States Census, 1930"

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