William Henry Bernard

16 December 1849–23 May 1943 (Age 93)
Kirksville, Adair, Missouri, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Bernard was born on 16 December 1849, in Kirksville, Adair, Missouri, United States, his father, Andrew Jackson Bernard, was 32 and his mother, Mary Ann Meeks, was 45. He married Sarah Jane Pennington on 29 January 1873, in Cowley, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Adair, Adair, Missouri, United States in 1850. He died on 23 May 1943, in Vernon Township, Cowley, Kansas, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery South, Cowley, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Bernard
Sarah Jane Pennington
Marriage: 29 January 1873
Leland Albert Bernard
Stella G. Bernard
Freddie M. Bernard
Martin F. Bernard
Mary E. Bernard
Ethel A. Bernard
William C. Bernard
Bertha M. Bernard
Ruth Elise Bernard

Spouse and Children

29 January 1873
Cowley, Kansas, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Minerva Jane Bernard


    Charles Bernard


    John Bernard


World Events (8)


Age 11

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 26

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English, French, Dutch, Polish, Czech, and Slovenian: from a Germanic personal name ( see Bernhard ). The popularity of the personal name was greatly increased by virtue of its having been borne by St. Bernard of Clairvaux ( c.1090–1153 ), founder and abbot of the Cistercian monastery at Clairvaux.2 Americanized form of German Bernhard or any of the other cognates in European languages; for forms see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William H L Burnard in household of A J Burnard, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William H Bernard in household of Leland A Bernard, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wm H Bernard, "United States Census, 1920"

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