William Nathaniel Greer

24 November 1873–29 November 1951 (Age 78)
Kopperl, Bosque, Texas, United States

The Life of William Nathaniel

When William Nathaniel Greer was born on 24 November 1873, in Kopperl, Bosque, Texas, United States, his father, Mathew Simeon Greer, was 28 and his mother, Sophia Elizabeth Lane, was 19. He married Georgia Bailey on 17 November 1892, in Bosque, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Apache, Arizona, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 4, Bosque, Texas, United States for about 30 years. He died on 29 November 1951, in Kopperl, Bosque, Texas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Kopperl, Bosque, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Nathaniel Greer
Georgia Bailey
Marriage: 17 November 1892
Herstine Elizabeth Greer

Spouse and Children

17 November 1892
Bosque, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 3

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 21

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Name Meaning

Chiefly northern Irish: variant of Grier .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wm N Greer in household of M S Greer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William N Greer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William N Greer, "United States Census, 1930"

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