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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Family Time Line

James Oscar Drum
1894–1953
Mamie Adeline Abernathy
1897–1958
Grover Drum
1918–
Ruby Catherine Drum
1922–
Frances Louise Drum
1923–1998
Ray Drum
1925–1925
Hazel Drum
1926–2008
Mary Helen Drum
1928–1991
Clara Jean Drum
1930–
William Earl Drum
1934–2003

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Grover Drum

    Male1918–Male

    Ruby Catherine Drum

    Female1922–Female

    Female1923–1998Female

    Ray Drum

    Male1925–1925Male

    Female1926–2008Female

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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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