William A McPherson

Male1848–29 June 1923

Brief Life History of William A

When William A McPherson was born in 1848, in Brown, Illinois, United States, his father, James Daniel McPherson, was 38 and his mother, Nancy Jane Pile, was 23. He married Jennette M Moore on 26 June 1894, in Mount Sterling, Brown, Illinois, United States. He lived in Cooperstown, Brown, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 29 June 1923, in Chapin, Morgan, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Chapin Cemetery, Chapin, Morgan, Illinois, United States.

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William A McPherson
Jennette M Moore
Marriage: 26 June 1894

Sources (9)

  • William McPhenn in household of James D McPhenn, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William A Mcpherson, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • William A Mcpherson in household of Nancy J Mcpherson, "United States Census, 1880"

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  • Marriage
    26 June 1894Mount Sterling, Brown, Illinois, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 13

    Historical Boundaries: 1861: Morgan, Illinois, United States


    Age 15

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1868 · Impeach the President!

    Age 20

    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac a' Phearsain ‘son of the parson or priest’ (see Parsons ).

    History: This is the name of a Highland Scottish clan, part of the Chattan confederation, the founder of which is believed to have been a man named Muireach or Murdo Cattenach, priest of Kingussie in Badenoch in the 9th century.

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

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