William M DeVault

22 September 1873–26 January 1953 (Age 79)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of William M

When William M DeVault was born on 22 September 1873, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Henry Clay DeVault, was 29 and his mother, Louiza "Eliza" "Lizzie" K C Carpenter, was 24. He married Philadelphia Knight on 10 August 1901, in Rhea, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Civil District 3, Rhea, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years and Civil District 4, Rhea, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 26 January 1953, in Dayton, Rhea, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 79.

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William M DeVault
Philadelphia Knight
Marriage: 10 August 1901
James Gaston DeVault
William Perry DeVault
Henry Clay DeVault
Katie L DeVault
Juanita Dago DeVault
Cleo F DeVault
Emmett Brownlow Davault
Zilla DeVault
Pvt. Warren Glinn Harding DeVault

Spouse and Children

10 August 1901
Rhea, Tennessee, United States



    William Perry DeVault



    Katie L DeVault


    Juanita Dago DeVault


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Louiza "Eliza" "Lizzie" K C Carpenter




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

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.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 5

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

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

French: topographic name, from Old French vau(l)x, plural of val ‘valley’. Compare Devall , Duval .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Will Davault, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Davault, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Will Devault, "United States Census, 1930"

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