Joshua Oscar Pierce

27 October 1827–28 November 1898 (Age 71)
Paris, Oneida, New York, United States

The Life of Joshua Oscar

When Joshua Oscar Pierce was born on 27 October 1827, in Paris, Oneida, New York, United States, his father, Nathaniel Pierce, was 27 and his mother, Clarissa Simmons, was 23. He married Hannah M. Randall on 4 July 1853, in Dartford, Green Lake, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 28 November 1898, in Wonewoc, Juneau, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Eden, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Oscar Pierce
Hannah M. Randall
Marriage: 4 July 1853
Annie De Ettie Pierce
George Oscar Pierce
Trobridge Erle Pierce
Harry Simmons Pierce
Bert DeWitt Pierce
Ruby Luella Pierce
Lillian May Pierce

Spouse and Children

4 July 1853
Dartford, Green Lake, Wisconsin, United States


    Annie De Ettie Pierce



    Trobridge Erle Pierce



    Bert DeWitt Pierce


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

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.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 3

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 19

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English, Welsh, and Irish: from the personal name Piers, the usual Norman vernacular form of Peter . In Wales this represents a patronymic ap Piers. In Ireland it represents a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers.2 Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • J. O. Pierce, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Iscar Pierce in entry for Lillian May Fessenden, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"
  • Joshua Oscar Pierce in entry for Bert Dewitt Pierce and Nellie Guiles, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

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