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Frederick, William Waters

Frederick, William Waters

Male 1879 - 1931  (51 years)

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  • Name Frederick, William Waters 
    Born 5 Oct 1879  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Address Address:
    North Main Street / Roxoro, North Carolina / United States 
    Education Literate 
    Name Will 
    Name Willie 
    Occupation 1920 
    Mechanic-Repair Shop 
    Reference Number 47 
    Religion Primitive Baptist 
    _MDCL Died suddenly. The Tuesday before his death on Sunday he had complained of not feeling well and went home from work. No one thought his condition serious. He out riding the day before his death.  [1
    Buried Jun 1931  Burchwood Cemetery, Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 14 Jun 1931  Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Unknown 
    Person ID I47  Caswell County
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2022 

    Father Frederick, Leonidas Pointer,   b. 15 Sep 1854, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1939, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Dailey, Dovie Jane,   b. 17 Jun 1860, Alamance County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1930, Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1878 
    Reference Number 1993 
    Notes 
    • In the 1900 US Census, both L. P. Frederick and his wife Dovie indicated that they were age 22 when married. This would place the marriage year c.1878.

      Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
      Name: L. P. Frederick
      Gender: Male
      Spouse: D. J. Frederick
      Child: Dailey F. Frederick
    Family ID F41  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Stanfield, Mary Stella,   b. 6 May 1881, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1955, Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 9 Dec 1903  Residence of Minerva Catherine (Kate) Stanfield, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 2156 
    Children 
    +1. Frederick, Mona Minerva,   b. 12 Dec 1904, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1977, Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
    +2. Frederick, William Ransome,   b. 16 Jun 1916, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1944, Crowland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)  [natural]
    +3. Frederick, Richmond Stanfield,   b. 24 Nov 1918, Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1983, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F18  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Oct 1879 - North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Jun 1931 - Burchwood Cemetery, Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Unknown - 14 Jun 1931 - Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    William Waters Frederick
    Willie W. Frederick and Mary Stella Stanfield Frederick
    William Waters Frederick and Mary Stella Stanfield Frederick
    William Waters Frederick and Granddaughter
    Willie Waters Frederick (right) and Unidentified Friend
    Willie W. Frederick and Mary Stella Stanfield

    Documents
    Stanfield Family Bible
    Stanfield Family Bible
    Willie Watters Frederick Death Certificate 1931
    Willie Watters Frederick Death Certificate 1931
    William Waters Frederick Draft Registration Card No. 1
    William Waters Frederick Draft Registration Card No. 1
    William Waters Frederick Draft Registration Card No. 2
    William Waters Frederick Draft Registration Card No. 2

    Headstones
    Willie Watters Frederick Grave Marker at Burchwood Cemetery, Roxboro, NC
    Willie Watters Frederick Grave Marker at Burchwood Cemetery, Roxboro, NC

    Newspapers
    Leonidas Pointer Frederick Family Reunion August 1916
    Frederick and Co. Garage, The Roxboro Courier (Roxboro, NC), 18 February 1923
    Willie Watters Frederick Death, Page 1
    Willie Watters Frederick Death Page 2, The Roxboro Courier (Roxboro, NC), 17 June 1931
    Willie Watters Frederick on Jury List, The Roxboro Courier (Roxboro, NC) 29 July 1925
    Willie W. Frederick Norfolk, VA, Visit
    William Waters Frederick Obituary

  • Notes 
    • William Waters Frederick (1854-1939)

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      Willie and Stella Frederick

      William Watters Frederick (1879-1931)

      WW Frederick

      William Waters Frederick World War I Draft Card #1

      William Waters Frederick World War I Draft Card #2

      (click on photograph for larger image)
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      For more photographs of this family go to the Frederick Family Photograph Collection.
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      Birth Date and Name Uncertainty

      According to the Frederick family Bible: "Willie Watters Frederick was born Oct. the 5 1879." However, the 1880 US Federal Census for Roxboro Township, Person County, North Carolina, was taken June 4, 1880. His parents are shown as married and living in the household of Ransom Fedrick, but without a child listed. Thus, the actual birth date is uncertain. Also, even with the above family Bible record, some confusion remains as to his correct given name. The first name is seen as Willie. The middle name apparently is Warton, Waters, Watters, Walter, or Walters. Some records even show it as Wallis. His daughter gave her first sont the middle name Wharden. However, some family members believe it is Waters, which is the name used in this database. And, the only known signature is: William Waters Frederick.
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      Family Reunion

      On Sunday, August 20th, there was a family reunion held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Federick. They have eight children but only three are at home. Mr. J. W., Miss Meadie and Master Daily Federick, Mr. W. W. Frederick from Warren's Grove, Mrs. L. E. Hardy, Jr. from Reidsville, Mr. J. N. Federick, Roxboro; Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Pittard, Cedar Grove; and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Long, Prospect Hill. A cousin of the family, Mrs. B. C. Hardy of Oriental was present. A fine dinner was prepared which everyone enjoyed. During the day there were sixty people in and out. Mr. Oakley from Roxboro came out to take a picture of the family group. It was a pleasant day to be with all the loved ones once again. All went home feeling that they had spent a very happy day. God bless the old people who were so happy to have all their children with them once more.--X

      Source: The Roxboro Courier (Roxboro, North Carolina), Wednesday, 30 August 1916.

      According to the above reunion article in 1916 W. W. Frederick was living in Warren's Grove, a community located southwest of Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina, on the "Burlington Road" (Highway 49). Exactly where his home was located in the Warren's Grove area is not known.
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      Large Potatoes

      "Mr. W. W. Frederick had on exhibition yesterday two very large sweet potatoes, weighing 8 pounds. They were very fine,and Will says any one who is willing to work can produce the same kind." Source: The Roxboro Courier (Roxboro, N.C.), 17 October 1928.
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      In 1929 (August 29), at age 50, Willie Frederick went to Ontario, Canada. Why? He crossed the border at Windsor (presumably at Detroit, MI). Was this to work in tobacco?

      Border Crossings from U.S. to Canada, 1908-1935
      Name: Willie Frederick
      Age: 50
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
      Arrival Port: Windsor, Ontario
      Date of Arrival: 29 Aug 1929
      Birth Location: Roxboro, North Carolina
      Gender: Male
      Citizenship: American
      Money on Hand: $20
      Race: English
      Language: English
      Religion: Baptist
      Occupation: Tobacco Farmer
      Trade or Occupation You Intend To Follow in Canada:
      Destination:
      Nearest Relative in Country from Which You Came: Wife, Stella Frederick, Roxboro
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      Military Records

      WWI Draft Card
      Name: William Waters Frederick
      City: Not Stated
      County: Person
      State: North Carolina
      Birth Date: 5 Oct 1879
      Race: White
      Roll: 1765929
      DraftBoard: 0
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      Large Potatoes

      "Mr. W. W. Frederick had on exhibition yesterday two very large sweet potatoes, weighing 8 pounds. They were very fine,and Will says any one who is willing to work can produce the same kind." Source: The Roxboro Courier (Roxboro, N.C.), 17 October 1928.
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      Death

      Death Record
      Name: William W Frederick
      Death Date: 14 Jun 1931
      Death County: Person
      Death State: North Carolina
      Death Age: 51
      Birth Date: abt. 1880
      Race: W
      Source: Ancestry.Com North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996

      Obituary Details (Roxboro Courier)
      William W. Frederick was 51 years, 8 months, and 9 days old when he died on June 14, 1931.
      Died at home
      Services at Primitive Baptist Church, Roxboro, NC
      Officiating Clergy: Elder J. A. Herndan; Elder B. F. McKinney
      Interment: Burchwood Cemetery
      Fraternal Order Attending: Junior Order
      Pall Bearers: R. H. Oakley; R. A. Whitfield; G. M. Fox, Jr.; R. H. Gates; M. V. Daniel; Dr. O. G. Davis.

      Floral Bearers: Roy Jones; Thomas Thomas; Dameran Long; Reams Long; David Starce; G. E. Moore; P. T. Whitt; Ivey Jarvey; Kelly Pylor; F. H. Wilson; R. W. Lunsford; H. K. Saunders; Leland Clayton; N. H. Street; A. M. Long; J. T. Hamlin.

      Flower Bearers of Interest: Miss Victoria Clayton; Plant Department Collins & Aikman; Collins & Aikman Corp.; Leggetts Dept. Store; Mrs. John Clayton & family; Mr. M. T. Clayton & family.

      Floral Offerings of Interest: Mr. & Mrs. Nick Frederick; Mr. & Mrs. Nash Frederick; Mr. & Mrs. Daily Frederick; Marion and Daily Frederick, Jr.; Mr. J. T. Stanfield & family; Mrs. L. G. Stanfield.

      Spencer's Funeral Home, Roxboro, N.C.

      Mrs. L. G. Stanfield: This most likely was the wife of Louis Green Stanfield (Magnolia "Maggie" Garrett). Louis Green was Minerva Catherine (Kate) Stanfield's son and brother of Mary Stella Stanfield, wife to William Waters (Willie) Frederick.
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      Stanfield Family Bible Pages

      Kate Fox-Mary Stella Stanfield Family Bible Record Page

      (click on photograph for larger image)
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      Frederick Family Bible

      "Willie Watters Frederick was born Oct. the 5 1879."
      "Bought car March 9th 1923, a Star" [The Star was an automobile marque assembled by the Durant Motors Company between 1922 and 1928. Also known as the Star Car, Star was envisioned as a competitor against the Ford Model T.]
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      Links to Documents and Photographs

      William Waters Frederick Obituary

      William Waters Frederick

      William Waters Frederick and Granddaughter

      Photograph of William Waters Frederick and Unidentified Friend
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      I do not remember exactly when it was in the 1950s (but obviously before April 26, 1955, when she died) our grandmother invited my first cousin William Gail Clayton and me to her house. There she gave us each a pocket watch that had belonged to her husband, our grandfather, Willie W. Frederick (1879-1931).

      The smaller watch was, she said, "prettier" and she gave it to William Gail Clayton as he was older. However, the larger watch she gave to me is one of the "prettiest" heirlooms I possess -- being only the second item I own that belonged to my grandfather. I also have his double-barrel Ithaca shotgun. He died long before I was born.

      Richmond Stanfield Frederick, Jr.
      October 20, 2021
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      Census Records

      1900 US Census
      Name: Willie Fedrick
      Home in 1900: Roxboro, Person, North Carolina
      Age: 20
      Estimated birth year: abt 1880
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Race: White
      Relationship to head-of-house: Son
      Occupation: Farmer

      1910 US Census
      Name: Willie W Fedrick
      Age in 1910: 30
      Estimated birth year: abt 1880
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Home in 1910: Roxboro, Person, North Carolina
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Marital Status: Married
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Father's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Household Members: Name Age
      Willie W Fedrick 50
      Stella Fedrick 28
      Mona Fedrick 5

      1920 US Census
      Name: Willie W Fedrick
      Age: 39 years
      Estimated birth year: abt 1881
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Race: White
      Home in 1920: Roxboro, Person, North Carolina
      Home owned: Rent
      Sex: Male
      Marital status: Married
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Able to read: Yes
      Able to Write: Yes
      Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Father's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Image: 680

      1930 US Census
      Name: Will W Frederick
      Age: 50
      Estimated birth year: abt 1880
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Relation to head-of-house: Head
      Spouse's Name: Stella Frederick
      Race: White
      Home in 1930: Roxboro, Person, North Carolina
      Occupation: Blacksmith
      Neighbors: Murray; Clayton; Long; Greene; Collett; Stone; Smart; Walker; Lunsford; and Tapp (Mrs. Sarah, head of family).
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  • Sources 
    1. Details: Roxboro Courier.