William Houston Eskew

8 September 1875–25 January 1953 (Age 77)
Saline, Missouri, United States

The Life of William Houston

When William Houston Eskew was born on 8 September 1875, in Saline, Missouri, United States, his father, Robert Eskew, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Frances Winfrey, was 33. He married Lena Scott in 1907. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Lincoln Township, Dallas, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Bowman Township, Sullivan, Missouri, United States in 1910. He died on 25 January 1953, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Shaul Cemetery, Ottumwa Junction, Wapello, Iowa, United States.

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William Houston Eskew
Lena Scott
Marriage: 1907
Howard Oklin Eskew
Thomas E Eskew
Sarah Alice Eskew
Robert Melvin Eskew
Dorcas Leona Eskew
Ida B Eskew
William Barton Eskew
James Ernest Eskew

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    Robert Eskew


    Sarah Frances Winfrey




World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1876 · The Battle of Little Bighorn

Age 1

An armed conflict between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry of the US Army. The battle was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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

English: variant of Askew . This is a common name in GA, MO, and SC.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William H Eskew, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wm H Eskew, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • William H Eskew, "United States Census, 1920"

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