William Earl Drum

7 November 1934–22 November 2003 (Age 69)
Alexander, North Carolina, United States

The Life of William Earl

When William Earl Drum was born on 7 November 1934, in Alexander, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Oscar Drum, was 40 and his mother, Mamie Adeline Abernathy, was 37. He lived in Sharpes Township, Alexander, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 22 November 2003, in Hiddenite, Alexander, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Hiddenite, Alexander, North Carolina, United States.

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James Oscar Drum
Mamie Adeline Abernathy
Grover Drum
Ruby Catherine Drum
Frances Louise Drum
Ray Drum
Hazel Drum
Mary Helen Drum
Clara Jean Drum
William Earl Drum

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    Grover Drum


    Ruby Catherine Drum



    Ray Drum



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World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 1

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1935 · The Social Security Act

Age 1

This Act was created a basic right to a pension in old age, and insurance against unemployment.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 21

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Droma ‘descendant of Droma’, a personal name, which may be from druim ‘back’, ‘ridge’ and have been given originally to someone with a deformed back.2 Scottish: habitational name from a place and castle in Aberdeenshire named from Gaelic druim ‘ridge’.3 German: nickname from Middle Low German drum, Middle High German trum ‘woodblock’, ‘uncouth person’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Earl Drum in household of James Drum, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William E Drum, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • William Earl Drum, "Find A Grave Index"

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