William Henry Acord

16 December 1898–24 October 1961 (Age 62)
Texas, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Acord was born on 16 December 1898, in Texas, United States, his father, William Thomas Acord, was 30 and his mother, Minnie Della Abbott, was 30. He married Ethel Louise Lavender on 24 December 1924, in Grady, Oklahoma, United States. He lived in Wall Township, Stephens, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years and Richland Township, Stephens, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. He died on 24 October 1961, in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Marlow Cemetery, Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma, United States.

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William Henry Acord
Ethel Louise Lavender
Marriage: 24 December 1924

Spouse and Children


    Ethel Louise Lavender


24 December 1924
Grady, Oklahoma, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Susan Adaline Acord


    Larence H Accord


    Ethel Mabel Acord


    Elbert J Acord


    Esther Maggie Acord


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 3

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 18

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 German: Americanized spelling of Eckhardt .2 French: variant of Achard, which is from an Old French personal name, Achart, a derivative of an ancient Germanic personal name composed of the elements agi(n) ‘edge (of a sword)’ + hard ‘bold’, ‘hardy’. Compare English Ackert and Italian Accardi , which are from the same Germanic source.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Acord, "United States Census, 1920"
  • W Henry Acord, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William H Acord in household of W T Acord, "United States Census, 1930"

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