William Brisco

31 July 1845–3 February 1930 (Age 84)
Olney, Richland, Illinois, United States

The Life of William

When William Brisco was born on 31 July 1845, in Olney, Richland, Illinois, United States, his father, James Brisco, was 37 and his mother, Nancy E Simon, was 25. He married Ida M Irwin on 21 May 1886, in Clay, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Clay, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Harter Township, Clay, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died on 3 February 1930, in Flora, Clay, Illinois, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Flora, Clay, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Brisco
Ida M Irwin
Marriage: 21 May 1886
James Edward Briscoe
Katherine Ellen Brisco
Sybilla Briscoe
Charles Loren Briscoe
Martin John Brisco

Spouse and Children


    Ida M Irwin


21 May 1886
Clay, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 3

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 23

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

Variant of northern English Briscoe .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Wm Brisco in household of James Brisco, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Brisco, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Briscoe, "United States Census, 1910"

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