William Levi Dawson

Male26 September 1898–2 May 1990

Brief Life History of William Levi

William Levi Dawson was born on 26 September 1898, in Anniston, Calhoun, Alabama, United States. He died on 2 May 1990, at the age of 91.

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    World Events (3)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 2

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

    Age 2

    A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.

    1900 · Making Hawaii a Territory

    Age 2

    This act was set into place to establish the Territory of Hawaii and to provide a Constitution and government for the territory. This act stayed in place until Hawaii became a State.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic meaning ‘son of Dawe’, from the Middle English personal name Daw(e) (see Daw 1 and 2), which is sometimes a pet form of David (see 2 below) but more generally of Rauf or Raw (i.e. Ralph ), of which Daw(e) is a rhyming form. Alternatively, the patronymic could mean ‘son of Daud(e)’, another Middle English pet form of Ralph evidently used interchangeably with Dawe. Dawson is one of the most numerous patronymics.

    Scottish: patronymic, ‘son of Dawe’. In Scotland Dawe is a diminutive of David (compare 1 above).

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

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