William Squires Posey

1861–18 July 1935 (Age 74)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Squires

When William Squires Posey was born in 1861, in Tennessee, United States, his father, William Squire Posey, was 31 and his mother, Mary Jane Anderson, was 27. He had at least 7 sons and 4 daughters with Mary Cinderella Mahaffey. He lived in Sulphur Bluff, Hopkins, Texas, United States in 1880 and Hopkins, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 18 July 1935, in Justice Precinct 5, Hopkins, Texas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Sulphur Bluff, Hopkins, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Squires Posey
1861–1935
Mary Cinderella Mahaffey
1868–1960
Mary K Posey
1889–
Floy C. Posey
1890–1982
Grace Posey
1893–
Gregg Posey
1895–
Effie Posey
1897–1955
Oscar R Posey
1900–1968
Aubrey Posey
1902–
Alton B Posey
1904–
Sam Posey
1907–
Haskell Posey
1909–
C M Posey
1913–

Spouse and Children

children

(11)

    Mary K Posey

    Female1889–Female

    Female1890–1982Female

    Grace Posey

    Female1893–Female

    Gregg Posey

    Male1895–Male

    Female1897–1955Female

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 0

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 1

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.
1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 20

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of German Pose (or Poser 2), a habitational name from Posa or Poserna, south of Merseburg, or a topographic name from Middle Low German pōse ‘lump’, ‘pile’ (from which the place names may also derive).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William S Pasey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William S Posey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William S Posey Jr., "United States Census, 1910"

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