William S. Carr

14 February 1871–27 January 1946 (Age 74)
Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of William S.

When William S. Carr was born on 14 February 1871, in Massachusetts, United States, his father, William Carr, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Jane Greenlaw, was 37. He married Rosella German on 18 September 1913, in California, United States. He lived in Montebello, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and Montebello Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 27 January 1946, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 74.

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William S. Carr
1871–1946
Rosella German
1872–1950
Marriage: 18 September 1913

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 September 1913California, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 1
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
    1872 · The Modoc War
    Age 1
    Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.
    1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station
    Age 20
    Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

    Name Meaning

    1 Northern English and Scottish: variant of Kerr .2 Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Carra ‘descendant of Carra’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chathair, a Donegal name meaning ‘son of the servant of Cathair’.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Kerr
    Ker
    Coar

    Sources (10)

    • William S Carr, "United States Census, 1920"
    • William S Carr, "United States Census, 1930"
    • William S Carr, "United States Census, 1940"

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