William Farmer

1882–2009 (Age 127)
Summerville, Chattooga, Georgia, United States

The Life of William

William Farmer was born in 1882, in Summerville, Chattooga, Georgia, United States. He had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with Eula Farmer. He died before 2009, in his hometown, at the age of 126.

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Family Time Line

William Farmer
1882–2009
Eula Farmer
1895–2000
Katie M. Farmer
1912–2000
Mae Bell Farmer
1915–2005
Mark Farmer
1919–2009
Robert Farmer
1922–1992
Moss A. Farmer
1925–1983

Spouse and Children

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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 0

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.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 11

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 34

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name from Middle English, Old French ferm(i)er (Late Latin firmarius). The term denoted in the first instance a tax farmer, one who undertook the collection of taxes, revenues, and imposts, paying a fixed (Latin firmus) sum for the proceeds, and only secondarily someone who rented land for the purpose of cultivation; it was not applied to an owner of cultivated land before the 17th century.2 Irish: Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Mac an Scolóige ‘son of the husbandman’, a rare surname of northern and western Ireland.

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: William Farmer - Government record: birth-name: William Farmer

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