William Frank Pleasants

17 March 1892–23 February 1953 (Age 60)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Frank

William Frank Pleasants was born on 17 March 1892, in Tennessee, United States as the son of Junius Lee Pleasants and Elizabeth Marshall. He married Norma Pearl McCarter on 7 July 1919, in Shelby, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States in 1930 and Civil District 2, Shelby, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 23 February 1953, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Tennessee, United States.

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William Frank Pleasants
Norma Pearl McCarter
Marriage: 7 July 1919

Spouse and Children

7 July 1919
Shelby, Tennessee, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Junius Lee Pleasants


    Elizabeth Marshall




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 12

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 17

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English (Norfolk):1. from the medieval female personal name Plaisance ( see Plaisance ) 1. 2. habitational name for someone from Piacenza in Italy (earlier Placentia).

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

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Sources (3)

  • William F Pleasant, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William F Pleasants, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frank Pleasant in household of June Pleasant, "United States Census, 1910"

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