William Charles Anderson McCoy

Male2 September 1856–9 May 1931

Brief Life History 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 "Lizzie" 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 "Lizzie" Jane Henkle
Marriage: 11 June 1880
James Lester McCoy
Lillian Elda McCoy
Olive McCoy
Adda Fleta McCoy
William Neal McCoy

Sources (18)

  • William C Mc Coy, "United States Census, 1920"
  • W C Mccoy, "Oregon, County Marriages, 1851-1975"
  • William Charles Anderson McCoy, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 June 1880Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    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: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aoidh ‘son of Aodh’, an old personal name meaning ‘fire’, originally the name of a pagan god. Thus it has the same origin as McGee , McKay , and McKee . It has sometimes been Anglicized as Hughes .

    History: The McCoy clan of KY, led by Randolph McCoy, was involved in one of the bitterest mountain feuds, with the Hatfield clan of WV, from the Civil War to the end of the 19th century. The expression ‘the real McCoy’ probably originated with an American boxer, Norman Selby (1873–1940), who adopted the name “Kid McCoy” to distinguish himself from another fighter of the same name.

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

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