William Otis Feier Sr.

30 August 1864–31 May 1937 (Age 72)
Holt, Ingham, Michigan, United States

The Life of William Otis

When William Otis Feier Sr. was born on 30 August 1864, in Holt, Ingham, Michigan, United States, his father, William Feier, was 41 and his mother, Margaret Baisler, was 41. He married Alta Louise Smith on 5 September 1888, in Okemos, Ingham, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 31 May 1937, in Alaiedon Township, Ingham, Michigan, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States.

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William Otis Feier Sr.
Alta Louise Smith
Marriage: 5 September 1888
Verna Mae Feier
Alice Margaret Feier
William Otis Feier Jr.
Roy Feier
Roy Andrew Feier
Verna Feier

Spouse and Children

5 September 1888
Okemos, Ingham, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 15

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Age 22

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

German: probably a nickname for a quarrelsome person, from Middle High German feid ‘hate’, ‘strife’, a short form of vēede.

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

Sources (3)

  • William Feive, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Feier, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Feier in household of Margaret Feier, "United States Census, 1880"

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