William Henry Earkwood

1 January 1854–1949 (Age 95)
Green, Leake, Mississippi, United States

The Life of William Henry

William Henry Earkwood was born on 1 January 1854, in Green, Leake, Mississippi, United States. He had at least 1 daughter with Sarah Jane Spooner. He lived in Harrison, Mississippi, United States in 1935 and Beat 5, Jackson, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He died in 1949, in Gulfport, Harrison, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Gulfport, Harrison, Mississippi, United States.

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William Henry Earkwood
Sarah Jane Spooner
Emma Earkwood

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World Events (8)


Age 7

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 27

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

part-translation of German Markwald, from a Germanic personal name (Marcowald) composed of marc ‘boundary’ + waltan ‘to rule’, or from a topographic name meaning ‘boundary woods’.

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

Sources (3)

  • K Wm Earkwood, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William H Earkwood, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William H Earkwood, "United States Census, 1920"

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