William Clayton Dickerson

5 November 1907–13 June 1985 (Age 77)
Smith, Mississippi, United States

The Life of William Clayton

When William Clayton Dickerson was born on 5 November 1907, in Smith, Mississippi, United States, his father, John H. Dickerson, was 35 and his mother, Tennie Elizabeth Allen, was 35. He had at least 1 son with Hollis JoAnn Little. He lived in Rural, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States in 1935 and Beat 3, Smith, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He died on 13 June 1985, in Mize, Smith, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Mize, Smith, Mississippi, United States.

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William Clayton Dickerson
Hollis JoAnn Little
Billie Dickerson

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    Billie Dickerson


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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1916 · Mississippi State Sanatorium for TB is Established

Age 9

The Mississippi State Sanatorium is a hospital used for tuberculosis patients. This lasted from 1918 to the 1950s. The Sanatorium has now been turned into a museum.

Age 22

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English (mainly East Anglia): patronymic from a pet form of Dick 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clayton Dickerson in household of John Dickerson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clayton Dickerson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William C. Dickerson, "Find A Grave Index"

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