William John Washington

Brief Life History of William John

When William John Washington was born on 8 September 1872, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Wiley Thomas Washington, was 31 and his mother, Laura C Mayo, was 29. He had at least 1 son with Mary. He lived in Justice Precinct 7, Lamar, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 3, Fort Bend, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 2 August 1932, in Lamar, Texas, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Bogata Cemetery, Bogata, Red River, Texas, United States.

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William John Washington
Lydia Ellen O'Bannon
Enos Washington
Ruby Washington
Earl Washington
Alice Caroline Washington
Una Washington
Jennie Washington
William Velpo Washington
David Crocket Washington
Coran Thomas Washington
Joyce Murell Washington
Ethal Washington
Emma Katherine Washington
Nilia Washington

Sources (26)

  • Jim Washington, "United States Census, 1930"
  • J W Washington, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • William Washington, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.

1888 · Bauxite Mining Began

Bauxite a rock with relatively high aluminum content, is the main source of aluminum for the world. When it was discovered in Arkansas it changed the state. The city of Bauxite, Arkansas was the site of the discovery.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Washington in Durham, possibly also from Washington in Sussex. The Durham placename derives from an Old English personal name Hwassa, Hwæssa + the Old English connective -ing- + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. In North America, this surname is by far most common among African Americans (see 2 below).

African American: from the personal name Washington (or George Washington), adopted in honor of George Washington, the 1st president of the US; or adoption of the surname in 1 above, in most cases probably for the same reason.

History: George Washington (1732–99), 1st president of the US (1789–97), was born at Bridges Creek, VA. His great-grandfather had emigrated from Dillicar in Westmorland in 1658. George Washington was a slaveowner, but he became troubled with the institution of slavery. Shortly before his death he decided that his slaves have to be freed after the death of his wife. — With the passage of time, the surname Washington has come to be borne by more African Americans (around 90% of all bearers) than English-Americans. A prominent example was the educator Booker T. Washington (1856–1915), born a slave in VA, who adopted his surname from his stepfather, Washington Ferguson.

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

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