Willie Frances Dawson

1894–20 April 1964 (Age 70)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Willie Frances

When Willie Frances Dawson was born in 1894, in Alabama, United States, her father, James Cicero Dawson, was 37 and her mother, Mary Ariann Sophronia Shankles, was 22. She lived in Election Precinct 16 Blue Pond, DeKalb, Alabama, United States for about 30 years. She died on 20 April 1964, in Fort Payne, DeKalb, Alabama, United States, at the age of 70.

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James Cicero Dawson
Mary Ariann Sophronia Shankles
Willie Frances Dawson
Lucy Caldonia Dawson
Wallace Dawson
Arthur Almarine Dawson
John Lemuel Dawson

Parents and Siblings

    James Cicero Dawson


    Mary Ariann Sophronia Shankles





    Lucy Caldonia Dawson



    Arthur Almarine Dawson


    John Lemuel Dawson


World Events (8)

1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 1

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 19

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Daw 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Willie Dawson in household of James C Dawson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Willy Dawson in household of Cicero Dawson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Willie Dawson in household of Cicero Dawson, "United States Census, 1930"

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