William Charles Anderson McCoy

2 September 1856–9 May 1931 (Age 74)
Benton, Oregon, United States

The Life of William Charles Anderson

When William Charles Anderson McCoy was born on 2 September 1856, in Benton, Oregon, United States, his father, James Frank McCoy, was 26 and his mother, Margaret Haptonstall, was 24. He married Elizabeth Jane Henkle on 11 June 1880, in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Whitman, Washington, United States in 1920. He died on 9 May 1931, in Oakesdale, Whitman, Washington, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Oakesdale Cemetery, Oakesdale, Whitman, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Charles Anderson McCoy
Elizabeth Jane Henkle
Marriage: 11 June 1880
James Lester McCoy
Lillian Elda McCoy
Olive McCoy
Adda Fleta McCoy
William Neal McCoy

Spouse and Children

11 June 1880
Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Frank McCoy


    Margaret Haptonstall




    Paulina V. McCoy


    Charity Cordelia McCoy



    Abram A. McCoy


    James Henry McCoy


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1859 · Oregon Becomes a State

Age 3

Oregon became the 33rd state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. 

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 20

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

Irish (Limerick): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ‘son of Aodh’, an ancient personal name meaning ‘fire’, originally the name of a pagan god. Thus it has the same origin as McGee , McKay and McKee .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William C Mc Coy, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William A McCoy in household of James McCoy, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William C A Mc Coy in household of James Mc Coy, "United States Census, 1860"

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