Walter Sanders Summers

16 October 1886–1953 (Age 66)
Longview, Gregg, Texas, United States

The Life of Walter Sanders

When Walter Sanders Summers was born on 16 October 1886, in Longview, Gregg, Texas, United States, his father, John A Summers, was 37 and his mother, Nancy Elizabeth Katie Young, was 40. He married Mary Dove Richardson on 25 December 1910, in Gregg, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, Harrison, Texas, United States for about 40 years. He died in 1953, in Hallsville, Harrison, Texas, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Hallsville, Harrison, Texas, United States.

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Walter Sanders Summers
Mary Dove Richardson
Marriage: 25 December 1910
Oma Lee Summers

Spouse and Children

25 December 1910
Gregg, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John A Summers


    Nancy Elizabeth Katie Young




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 8

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Age 18

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Summer 1.2 Irish (Sligo): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Somacháin ‘descendant of Somachán’, a nickname meaning ‘gentle’, ‘innocent’.3 Americanized form of some likesounding Ashkenazic Jewish name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • W S Summers, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Walter Summers, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter S Summers, "United States Census, 1940"

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