William Rufus Featherston

7 July 1924–1 December 1985 (Age 61)
Gaston, North Carolina, United States

The Life of William Rufus

When William Rufus Featherston was born on 7 July 1924, in Gaston, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Forest Featherstone, was 48 and his mother, Blanche Soloman Glenn, was 27. He lived in South Point Township, Gaston, North Carolina, United States in 1930 and Mount Holly, Gaston, North Carolina, United States in 1985. He died on 1 December 1985, in Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, United States.

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William Rufus Featherston
Mozelle Coley

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    Mary M Featherston



    Robert Paul Featherstone


    Craig Lewis Featherstone




World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 5

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.

Age 17

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Featherstone .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Featherston in household of William F Featherston, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Rufus Featherstone, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"
  • William Rufus Featherstone, "North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994"

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