William Alexander Philpot

18 May 1871–1 November 1945 (Age 74)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of William Alexander

When William Alexander Philpot was born on 18 May 1871, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, William Blair Philpott, was 30 and his mother, Nancy Jane Elliott, was 27. He married Anna Elizabeth Mason on 1 January 1896, in Benton, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Anderson Township, Benton, Arkansas, United States for about 50 years and Springdale, Washington, Arkansas, United States in 1940. He died on 1 November 1945, at the age of 74, and was buried in Elm Springs Cemetery, Elm Springs, Washington, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Alexander Philpot
Anna Elizabeth Mason
Marriage: 1 January 1896
James Everett Philpott
Guy Abram Philpott
William Ray Philpott
Ora Leta Philpott
Henry Earl Philpott
Gerna Lee Philpott

Spouse and Children

1 January 1896
Benton, Arkansas, United States


    James Everett Philpott



    William Ray Philpott


    Ora Leta Philpott



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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 12

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

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 (chiefly southeastern): from the Middle English personal name Phil(i)pot, a pet form of Philip .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alx Philpott in household of William Philpott, "United States Census, 1880"
  • W A Philpot, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William A Philpott, "United States Census, 1930"

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