William Thomas Kisner

29 January 1875–29 January 1948 (Age 73)
Tucker, West Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of William Thomas

When William Thomas Kisner was born on 29 January 1875, in Tucker, West Virginia, United States, his father, James Oliver Kisner, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth White, was 19. He married Bertha Susan Wotring on 5 May 1897. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Greeley, Weld, Colorado, United States in 1910 and Fullerton Judicial Township, Orange, California, United States in 1940. He died on 29 January 1948, in Fullerton, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Loma Vista Memorial Park, Fullerton, Orange, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Thomas Kisner
Bertha Susan Wotring
Marriage: 5 May 1897
Elsie Lola Kisner
Virgil Oliver Kisner
Denver W Kisner
Dorothy Viola Kisner
Donald Victor Kisner

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 May 1897
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    World Events (8)

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 1
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
    1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles
    Age 7
    Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 21
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    German: variant of Kistner .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Dorothy Viola Kisner

    Dorothy Viola Kisner Dorothy had 3 older siblings and a twin brother, Donald. She was born in Greely, Colorado and also lived in Oregon and California. She had lots of extended family in Fullerton …

    Sources (24)

    • William Thomas Kisner, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Thomas Kisner in household of W T White, "United States Census, 1880"
    • W T Kisner in entry for Virgil C Kisner and Lois A Wisehart, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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