William Naylor

8 July 1894–13 February 1985 (Age 90)
Washington, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William

When William Naylor was born on 8 July 1894, in Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Garvey, was 40 and his mother, Anna Palmer, was 39. He lived in North Versailles Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 13 February 1985, in Volusia, Florida, United States, at the age of 90.

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

Age 4

Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 24

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly northern): occupational name for a maker of nails, from an agent derivative of Middle English nayle ‘nail’ ( see Nail ).2 Americanized form of German Nahler, a variant of Nagler .

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

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  • William Nayler in household of James Nayler, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Nailor in household of James Nailor, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Naylor, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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