William Henry Pierce

22 February 1848–15 July 1904 (Age 56)
Ohio, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Pierce was born on 22 February 1848, in Ohio, United States, his father, Hiram Hotchkiss Pierce, was 44 and his mother, Susanna Cooper, was 35. He married Emily Jane Cecil on 21 May 1867, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Dublin, Jackson Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States in 1900 and New Castle, Henry, Indiana, United States in 1930. He died on 15 July 1904, in Brooklyn, Poweshiek, Iowa, United States, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Pierce
1848–1904
Emily Jane Cecil
1844–
Marriage: 21 May 1867
Cornelia Ann Pierce
1868–1897
Walter Goode Pierce
1870–
Charles Hosea Franklin Pierce
1871–1929
Rosa Cecil Pierce
1873–1874
Lillian Grace Pierce
1873–1949

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 May 1867
Indiana, United States
children

(5)

    Cornelia Ann Pierce

    Female1868–1897Female

    Walter Goode Pierce

    Male1870–Male

    Male1871–1929Male

    Female1873–1874Female

    Lillian Grace Pierce

    Female1873–1949Female

Parents and Siblings

    Hiram Hotchkiss Pierce

    Male1803–1877Male

    Susanna Cooper

    Female1812–1897Female

siblings

(3)

    Abner Charles Pierce

    Male1844–Male

    Harriet Louise Pierce

    Female1846–1896Female

    Male1848–1904Male

World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 3

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1855

Age 7

The village was incorporated in 1855 as Phelps, having been earlier known as Vienna.
1863

Age 15

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

Name Meaning

1 English, Welsh, and Irish: from the personal name Piers, the usual Norman vernacular form of Peter . In Wales this represents a patronymic ap Piers. In Ireland it represents a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers.2 Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Peirce, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William ? Pierce, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William H Pierce, "United States Census, 1880"

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