William Gray HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#534, b. 3 October 1893, d. 1 September 1986
Father*Robert Peter HAIRSTON1 b. 4 Oct 1841, d. 20 Jun 1906
Mother*Margaret Sommer POTTS b. 1 Jul 1845, d. 11 Sep 1903
Birth*William Gray HAIRSTON was born on 3 October 1893 in Lowndes County, Mississippi.2 
He was the son of Robert Peter HAIRSTON and Margaret Sommer POTTS.1 
Census 1900William Gray HAIRSTON appeared on the 1900 census of Robert Peter HAIRSTON on 8 June 1900 in Lowndes County, Mississippi.3

 
Census 1910William Gray HAIRSTON appeared on the 1910 census of Hugh Swinton HAIRSTON on 21 April 1910 in Ward 2, Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi; Hugh S Hairston 36, Mamie F. Hairston 41, William G Hairston 16 (Hugh's brother) and Cornell S Franklin 18 (son on Mamie's first marriage).4

 
Marriage*William Gray HAIRSTON married Minerva Louise TUTTLE on 18 July 1935. 
Census 1940*William Gray HAIRSTON appeared on the census of 11 April 1940 in Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi.5

 
NOTE*Elected Mayor of Columbus, Mississippi in 1946. 
Death*He died on 1 September 1986 at age 92.2 
Burial*He was buried in Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi.2 

Family

Minerva Louise TUTTLE b. 6 May 1908, d. 16 Apr 1992
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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S136] Bible - Thomas Potts Family Bible - 1668-1893 , area covered is Charleston, South Carolina. Bible printed in 1740. other surnames mentioned: Akin, Burton, Gray, Hairston, Keelin, Smith, and Thornton. Library call number 24346, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
  2. [S20] Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi.
  3. [S1900] 1900 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  4. [S1910] 1910 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  5. [S1940] 1940 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
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