William Trill

MaleOctober 1858–

Brief Life History of William

William Trill was born in October 1858, in Illinois, United States as the son of William Trill and Margaret Jane Myers. He married Anna Robinson Pitchford in 1893, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Rockbridge, Greene, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He was buried in Greene, Illinois, United States.

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William Trill
Anna Robinson Pitchford
Marriage: 1893
Anna Laura Trill

Sources (4)

  • William Trill, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Trill, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • William Trill, "United States Census, 1900"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1893Illinois, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

    Age 3

    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.


    Age 5

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

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 32

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    Name Meaning

    German: topographic name for someone who lived by the turnstile at the entrance to a village.

    English (Sussex, also Kent): nickname, perhaps from Middle English tril(le) ‘turn, roll, whirl, spin’ (origin unknown, but perhaps Old English tyrl).

    English (Sussex, also Kent) and Welsh: habitational name from one or more places named with Middle English tril(le) ‘turn, roll, whirl, spin’ (Old English tyrl), often used to describe moving water, such as Trill in Axminster (Devon), Tirle Brook (Gloucestershire and Worcestershire), and Trill Mill Brook (Oxfordshire).

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

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