William Welch Randolph

6 August 1874–25 January 1954 (Age 79)
Ten Mile District, Harrison, West Virginia, United States

The Life of William Welch

When William Welch Randolph was born on 6 August 1874, in Ten Mile District, Harrison, West Virginia, United States, his father, David Fitz Randolph, was 43 and his mother, Caroline F Cornell, was 40. He married Anna Belle Watkins on 20 January 1900, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Coal District, Harrison, West Virginia, United States in 1910 and Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia, United States in 1920. He died on 25 January 1954, in Ritchie, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Salem, Harrison, West Virginia, United States.

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William Welch Randolph
Anna Belle Watkins
Marriage: 20 January 1900
John Walton Randolph
Helen Virginia Randolph
Margaret Adeline Randolph
Mary Kathryn Randolph
Franklin Meade Randolph
Frances Martha Fitz Randolph

Spouse and Children

20 January 1900
Harrison, West Virginia, United States


    John Walton Randolph


    Helen Virginia Randolph


    Margaret Adeline Randolph


    Mary Kathryn Randolph


    Franklin Meade Randolph


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 1

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

English and German: classicized spelling of Randolf, a Germanic personal name composed of the elements rand ‘rim’ (of a shield), ‘shield’ + wolf ‘wolf’. This was introduced into England by Scandinavian settlers in the Old Norse form Rannúlfr, and was reinforced after the Norman Conquest by the Norman form Randolf.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Randolph, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Randolph, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Randolph in household of Dav* Randolph, "United States Census, 1900"

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