William Uriah Covert

21 June 1839–8 August 1918 (Age 79)
Penn Yan, Yates, New York, United States

The Life of William Uriah

When William Uriah Covert was born on 21 June 1839, in Penn Yan, Yates, New York, United States, his father, Benjamin Covert, was 46 and his mother, Sabrina Runyan, was 44. He married Lois Emeline Davis on 11 January 1862, in Keene Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Keene Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States for about 20 years. He died on 8 August 1918, in Belding, Ionia, Michigan, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Marble Cemetery, Keene Township, Ionia, Michigan Territory, United States.

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William Uriah Covert
Lois Emeline Davis
Marriage: 11 January 1862
Henrietta ( Rettie) Covert
Frank Miles Covert
Carrie Adelle Covert
Marion Benjamin Covert
William Lester Covert
Maude Lois Covert

Spouse and Children

11 January 1862
Keene Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 8

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

Age 24

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

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a reserved or secretive person, from Old French covert ‘guarded’, ‘crafty’.2 Americanized spelling of an unidentified Dutch or German name, perhaps Kofoed .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Wm V Covert, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Covert in household of Will L Covert, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Covert, "United States Census, 1880"

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