Joshua Oscar Pierce

Male27 October 1827–28 November 1898

Brief Life History 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 lived in Lindina, Juneau, Wisconsin, United States in 1870. 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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Joshua Oscar Pierce
Hannah M. Randall
Marriage: 4 July 1853
Annie De Ettie Pierce
George Oscar Pierce
Trobridge Erle Pierce
Harry Simmons Pierce
Bertram DeWitt Pierce
Ruby Luella Pierce
Lillian May Pierce

Sources (8)

  • Joshua C Pierce, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joshua Oscar PIERCE, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Oscar Pierce in entry for Lillian May Fessenden, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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  • Marriage
    4 July 1853Dartford, Green Lake, Wisconsin, United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    American settlers began mining the Wisconsin Territory in the early 1800's. The lead ore in the territory had largely been mined previously by American Indians. By 1829, nearly 4,000 miners had moved to Wisconsin Territory. The miners became known as badgers as they burrowed into hillsides for shelter. The name eventually represented the state and Wisconsin is now known as the Badger State. (Wisconsin Historical Society: Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin)

    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.


    Age 19

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

    Name Meaning

    English, Welsh, and Irish: from the Anglo-Norman French and Middle English personal name Piers, Peres, Peris, an Old French nominative of Pierre or Per, the French form of Peter . Pierce is especially frequent in northwestern Wales and Lancashire, while Pearce is the more common spelling in the rest of England. In Ireland Pierce and Pearse represent a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers.

    Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.

    History: Franklin Pierce (1804–69), 14th president of the US, was born in Hillsborough, NH, on the New England frontier. His English ancestor Thomas Pierce emigrated to Charlestown, MA, in 1633/34.

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

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