James William Canant

26 February 1881–18 March 1954 (Age 73)
Cullman, Alabama, United States

The Life of James William

When James William Canant was born on 26 February 1881, in Cullman, Alabama, United States, his father, William Hardy Canant JR, was 20 and his mother, Mary Matilda Lowery, was 17. He married Florence Woodward on 4 May 1914, in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States. He lived in Election Precinct 16 Dorris (Empire), Walker, Alabama, United States in 1900. He died on 18 March 1954, at the age of 73, and was buried in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States.

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James William Canant
Florence Woodward
Marriage: 4 May 1914

Spouse and Children

4 May 1914
Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States

Parents and Siblings

    William Hardy Canant JR





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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 14

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 20

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

Origin uncertain; probably a variant of English Conant .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James W Canant in household of William H Canant, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James W Canant, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • James William Canant, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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