William Elsworth Mayhew

22 February 1861–24 April 1949 (Age 88)
Lower Township, Cape May, New Jersey, United States

The Life of William Elsworth

When William Elsworth Mayhew was born on 22 February 1861, in Lower Township, Cape May, New Jersey, United States, his father, Elam Mayhew, was 46 and his mother, Hannah Ackley, was 45. He married Christiana W Trimnell on 6 September 1885, in Plainville, Franklin Township, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Woodbury, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States in 1935 and Clayton, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States in 1940. He died on 24 April 1949, in Atlantic City, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Siloam Cemetery, Vineland, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Elsworth Mayhew
Christiana W Trimnell
Marriage: 6 September 1885
Charles Trimnel Mayhew
Hannah M. Mayhew
Harry Kendall Mayhew
Anna T. Mayhew
Sarah A. Mayhew
William Elsworth Mayhew
Lillian B. Mayhew
Reba Mayhew

Spouse and Children

6 September 1885
Plainville, Franklin Township, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States


    Charles Trimnel Mayhew




    Anna T. Mayhew


    Sarah A. Mayhew


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 18

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

Age 25

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Norman French personal name Mahieu, a variant of Mathieu ( see Matthew ).2 Anglicized form of French Mailloux .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Mayhew, "New Jersey State Census, 1915"
  • William Mayhew in household of John Wilson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wm Mayhew, "United States Census, 1930"

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