William Purviance Ireland

15 December 1830–19 November 1891 (Age 60)
Ohio, United States

The Life of William Purviance

When William Purviance Ireland was born on 15 December 1830, in Ohio, United States, his father, James Ireland, was 42 and his mother, Mary Polly Maxwell, was 34. He married Josinah Elizabeth Hickman on 23 September 1858, in LaPorte, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Kankakee, LaPorte, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 19 November 1891, in LaPorte, Indiana, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in LaPorte, LaPorte, Indiana, United States.

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William Purviance Ireland
Josinah Elizabeth Hickman
Marriage: 23 September 1858
Miner Ireland

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23 September 1858
LaPorte, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 6

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 21

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: ethnic name for someone from Ireland, Old English Īraland. The country gets its name from the genitive case of Old English Īras ‘Irishmen’ + land ‘land’. The stem Īr- is taken from the Celtic name for Ireland, Èriu, earlier Everiu. The surname is especially common in Liverpool, England, which has a large Irish population.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wm P Ireland, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William P Ireland in household of William Ireland, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William P Irland, "United States Census, 1880"

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