William J Cantor

1 February 1823–17 February 1910 (Age 87)
Washington, Virginia, United States

The Life of William J

When William J Cantor was born on 1 February 1823, in Washington, Virginia, United States, his father, Levi Canter, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Keene, was 35. He married Elizabeth Mary Perrigan in 1845, in Washington, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 17 February 1910, in Washington, Virginia, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Washington, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William J Cantor
1823–1910
Elizabeth Mary Perrigan
1820–1871
Marriage: 1845
Alfred Canter
1845–1855
Mary Catherine Booher Canter
1846–1906
William Harmon Canter
1847–1904
James H. Canter
1848–1925
Joseph Alexandeer Canter
1849–
Molly Canter
1850–
Mary Elizabeth Canter
1853–
Molly Canter
1853–
Alford Canter
1855–1855
Sylvester Canter
1874–

Spouse and Children

    Male1823–1910Male

    Elizabeth Mary Perrigan

    Female1820–1871Female

MARRIAGE
1845
Washington, Virginia, United States
children

(10)

    Alfred Canter

    Male1845–1855Male

    Mary Catherine Booher Canter

    Female1846–1906Female

    William Harmon Canter

    Male1847–1904Male

    James H. Canter

    Male1848–1925Male

    Joseph Alexandeer Canter

    Male1849–Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Levi Canter

    Male1793–1840Male

    Sarah Keene

    Female1788–1880Female

siblings

(5)

    Male1823–1910Male

    Matilda Canter

    Female1823–1910Female

    James Henry Canter

    Male1825–1900Male

    Male1826–1880Male

    Mary Canter

    Female1828–Female

World Events (8)

1824 · "Mary Randolph Publishes ""The Virginia Housewife"""

Age 1

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

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.
1846

Age 23

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

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Canter .2 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Kantor .3 French (Picardy): learned form of chantre ‘singer’. Compare Canter 1.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Canter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Canter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Canter, "United States Census, 1900"

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