William Wallace

20 April 1828–7 February 1886 (Age 57)
Perry, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Wallace was born on 20 April 1828, in Perry, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Wallace, was 30 and his mother, Nancy Agnes Culbertson, was 21. He married Ann Elizabeth McGrew on 21 October 1851, in Toronto, Jefferson, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pease Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 7 February 1886, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Bala, Lower Merion Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States.

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William Wallace
Ann Elizabeth McGrew
Marriage: 21 October 1851
Agnes Culbertson Wallace
William Henry McGrew Wallace
Charles Wallace
Nellie Alleta Wallace

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World Events (7)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 2
Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated
Age 8
On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
Age 18
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern Irish: from Anglo-Norman French waleis ‘Welsh’ (from a Germanic cognate of Old English wealh ‘foreign’), hence an ethnic name for a Welsh speaker. In some cases this clearly denoted an incomer to Scotland from Wales or the Welsh Marches, but it may also have denoted a Welsh-speaking Scot: in western Scotland around Glasgow, the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons survived well into the Middle Ages.2 Jewish: this surname has been adopted in the 19th and 20th centuries as an Americanized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish surnames, e.g. Wallach .

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

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Sources (12)

  • Wm Wallace in household of John Wallace, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Wallace, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Wallace, "United States Census, 1870"

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