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William Richard Workman

William Richard Workman

Male 1875 - 1945  (69 years)

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  • Name William Richard Workman  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 4 Oct 1875  Fulton, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Jul 1945  Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I1775  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 12 May 2017 

    Father Jefferson Porter Workman,   b. 3 Mar 1835, Weakley, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1919, Fulton, Fulton, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Narcissa Jeffers Hammonds,   b. 21 Aug 1845, Milan, Gibson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1917, Fulton, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 27 Mar 1864  Gibson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 7
    Family ID F1017  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Kate Jacobs,   b. 11 Mar 1886, Milan, Gibson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1964, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 12 Nov 1903  Gibson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Neville Workman,   b. 12 Dec 1904, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1986, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +2. Mildred Workman,   b. 9 Mar 1911, Fulton, Fulton, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1990, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2018 11:32:40 
    Family ID F752  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    William Richard Workman
    William Richard Workman

  • Notes 
    • Dates for William Richard Workman:

      Kentucky Birth Records, 1852-1910 gives his birth date as 7 October 1875.

      Notes taken by Jeannette Hayden in conversation with his daughter Neville Workman give his birth date as 4 October 1875.

      The 1880 Fulton County, KY census lists him as "W. R." and gives his age as 5, which is consistent with that.

      But the 1900 Fulton County, KY census gives his birthdate as "Sept. 1876" and his age as 23.

      The 1910 census gives his birth date as "about 1877"; the 1920 census says "abt 1878".

      And the Hammonds family tree page gives his birthdate as 4 October 1877.

      The Hammonds page is our only source for his death date. We've put Detroit down as his place of death because Patrick's mother recollects, based on conversations with his father's family members, that in later years he came up north and had a small store -- "a little candy store, which could have been a sort of convenience store, in Detroit." Evidently his wife Kate and his daughter Mildred wouldn't see him, but his daughter Neville would visit him and called him "Papa."

      UPDATE: This, which is primarily about his father, gives his dates as 4 Oct 1877 - 1 Jul 1945. It also calls him "Willie R. Workman."

      We're going to go with 4 October 1875 for these reasons:

      (1) It's what his daughter Neville remembered
      (2) The Kentucky record (7 October) may actually be a christening
      (3) It's also the date given by the rootsweb page cited just above, albeit in 1877, not 1875

      --PNH

  • Sources 
    1. [S21] Kentucky Birth Records, 1852-1910, on Ancestry.com.

    2. [S27] Tennessee Marriages, 1780-2002, on Ancestry.com.

    3. [S8] 1920 United States Federal Census, on Ancestry.com.

    4. [S22] 1910 United States Federal Census, on Ancestry.com.

    5. [S558] Jefferson Porter Workman, Co. E, 46th Tennessee Infantry., date only.

    6. [S558] Jefferson Porter Workman, Co. E, 46th Tennessee Infantry., "24th of March 1864".

    7. [S237] Jesse and Mourning Adams Family Bible., "3-26-1864".