William Edwin Kifer

4 February 1894–27 May 1989 (Age 95)
Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Edwin

When William Edwin Kifer was born on 4 February 1894, in Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Levi Allen Kifer, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Ann "Sadie" Larimer, was 19. He lived in Piney Township, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 27 May 1989, in Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Shamburg, Piney Township, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Levi Allen Kifer
Sarah Ann "Sadie" Larimer
William Edwin Kifer
Harvey Albert Kifer
Altha J Kifer
Robert W Kifer
Ira I Kifer

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 11

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 25

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Dutch, German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Kiefer .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Edwin Kifer in household of Allen Kifer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William E Kifer - Published information: Obituary: birth-name: William Edwin Kifer

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