William R Yancey

about 1843–15 February 1914 (Age 71)
Illinois, United States

The Life of William R

When William R Yancey was born about 1843, in Illinois, United States, his father, William Riley Yancey, was 31 and his mother, Rachel A Duncan, was 30. He died on 15 February 1914, at the age of 71.

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William Riley Yancey
Rachel A Duncan
John Hiram Yancey
Mary Ann Yancey
James Alfred Yancey
William R Yancey
Ellen Yancey
Eliza A Yancey
Clora Ann Yancey
Ellen A Yancey
Marvel Angelina Yancey
Parley Pratt Yancey
Elinder Lousina Yancey
Parley Pratt Yancey

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World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 5

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Age 20

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

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Jansen (final -n is silent in some dialects of Dutch).

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

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Sources (3)

  • William R Yancy in household of Parley G Yancy, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wm R Yancy in household of W R Yancy, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Yancy in household of William B Yancy, "United States Census, 1880"

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