William Maurice Fenton

Brief Life History of William Maurice

When William Maurice Fenton was born on 15 December 1886, in Clarke, Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas Joseph Fenton, was 32 and his mother, Katherine B Kain, was 30. He married Lola B. Jenkins on 5 June 1929, in Winchester, Upshur, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Long Marsh District, Clarke, Virginia, United States for about 20 years and Chapel District, Clarke, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 October 1980, in Berryville, Clarke, Virginia, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Winchester, Virginia, United States.

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William Maurice Fenton
1886–1980
Lola B. Jenkins
1892–
Marriage: 5 June 1929
Mary Lucile Fenton
1922–2014

Sources (18)

  • William Fenton, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Wm H Fenton, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • William M. Fenton, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Northumberland, Staffordshire, and Nottinghamshire, so called from Old English fenn ‘marsh, fen’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

Irish: English surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Fionnachta or Ó Fiachna ‘descendant of Fiachna’, an old personal name Anglicized as Feighney and sometimes mistranslated as Hunt (see Fee 1 and Finnerty ).

Scottish: habitational name from Fenton in East Lothian.

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

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