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
1849–1943
Sarah Jane Pennington
1858–1929
Marriage: 29 January 1873
Leland Albert Bernard
1874–1950
Stella G. Bernard
1877–1900
Freddie M. Bernard
1879–1888
Martin F. Bernard
1880–1900
Mary E. Bernard
1882–1907
Ethel A. Bernard
1885–1947
William C. Bernard
1887–1887
Bertha M. Bernard
1890–1959
Ruth Elise Bernard
1895–1932

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 January 1873
Cowley, Kansas, United States
children

(9)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

    Male1849–1943Male

    Minerva Jane Bernard

    Female1851–1939Female

    Charles Bernard

    MaleMale

    John Bernard

    MaleMale

World Events (8)

1860

Age 11

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1863

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.

Possible Related Names

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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