William Mock Hess

9 July 1858–21 November 1927 (Age 69)
Brush Valley, Brush Valley Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Mock

When William Mock Hess was born on 9 July 1858, in Brush Valley, Brush Valley Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George Hess, was 24 and his mother, Leah Mock, was 24. He married Henrietta J Wissinger on 2 February 1882. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Brush Valley Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. He died on 21 November 1927, in Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Grandview Cemetery, Southmont, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States.

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William Mock Hess
Henrietta J Wissinger
Marriage: 2 February 1882
Margaret Hess
Merle Orville Hess
Edward Jasper Hess
George Hess

Spouse and Children

2 February 1882


Parents and Siblings

    George Hess


    Leah Mock




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World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 5

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 19

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.

Name Meaning

1 German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): regional name for someone from the territory of Hesse (German Hessen).2 South German: from a short form of the personal name Matthäus ( see Matthew ).3 German and Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Hesso.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William M Hess, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Hess in household of George Hess, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Willian Hess in household of George Hess, "United States Census, 1860"

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