William Columbus Delozier

25 February 1870–6 November 1954 (Age 84)
Tennessee, Umvoti, Natal, South Africa

The Life of William Columbus

When William Columbus Delozier was born on 25 February 1870, in Tennessee, Umvoti, Natal, South Africa, his father, George Harlan Delozier, was 27 and his mother, Savannah Cofer, was 25. He married Martha Ann Sanders on 29 January 1929, in Roane, Tennessee, United States. He lived in No. 13 Kindricks Creek District, Washington, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Civil District 1, Roane, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 November 1954, at the age of 84, and was buried in Emory Gap, Roane, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Columbus Delozier
Martha Ann Sanders
Marriage: 29 January 1929

Spouse and Children

29 January 1929
Roane, Tennessee, United States

Parents and Siblings

    George Harlan Delozier


    Savannah Cofer




    Samuel Gilford Delozier



    Louisa Elizabeth Delozier


    George W. Delozier


    John Delozier


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Introduction of pass laws to control labor force in Kimberley diamond mines.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 8

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 26

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

Possibly a respelling of French Delosière, a topographic name for someone who lived in a place where osiers grew, Old French osier.

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

Sources (3)

  • William Delozier in household of George H Delozier, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Willie C Delazier in household of George H Delazier, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Delosier in household of George Delosier, "United States Census, 1880"

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