William Henry Wilsey

18 December 1820–
Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Wilsey was born on 18 December 1820, in Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Henry Wilsey, was 33 and his mother, Mary Jane Milles, was 31.

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William Henry Wilsey
Mary Jane Milles
Harriett Wilsey
Harry Wilsey
Wilthey Eliza Wilsey
William Henry Wilsey
Amos Talmage Wilsey
Charles Byron Wilsey
Leah Subrina Wilsey
Jacob Almerion Wilsey
Catherine Almina Wilsey
Simmon Conrad Or Coonrad Wilsey
Simon Leonard Wilsey
Morris Burger Wilsey
Eliza Matilda Wilsey

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World Events (3)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 5

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 43

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Name Meaning

1 English (Norfolk): unexplained; perhaps a variant of Woolsey .2 Americanized spelling of Dutch Wiltse .

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

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