Willie Earl Staples

Brief Life History of Willie Earl

When Willie Earl Staples was born on 5 July 1894, in Belfast, Waldo, Maine, United States, his father, Andrew Wilson Staples, was 51 and his mother, Mabel Knowlton, was 31. He married Louisa E Haines on 27 February 1915, in Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Knox, Maine, United States in 1920 and Rockland, Knox, Maine, United States in 1930. He died in 1960, at the age of 66, and was buried in Grove Cemetery, Belfast, Waldo, Maine, United States.

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Willie Earl Staples
Ruby June Chaples
Marriage: 24 December 1918
Nellie Beatrice Staples

Sources (20)

  • Willie Staples, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William E Staples - Government record: birth-name: William E Staples
  • Willie C Staples, "Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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 · Sinking of USS Maine

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning


variant of Staple with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s.

variant of Stable or Staple , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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