William Paul

1851–
Missouri, United States

The Life of William

William Paul was born in 1851, in Missouri, United States. He married Mary Emma "Emma" Cameron on 18 June 1874, in Clay, Missouri, United States.

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William Paul
1851–
Mary Emma "Emma" Cameron
1855–1879
Marriage: 18 June 1874

Spouse and Children

    Male1851–Male

    Mary Emma "Emma" Cameron

    Female1855–1879Female

MARRIAGE
18 June 1874
Clay, Missouri, United States

World Events (3)

1860

Age 9

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1863

Age 12

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

Age 12

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

1 English, French, German, and Dutch: from the personal name Paul (Latin Paulus ‘small’), which has always been popular in Christendom. It was the name adopted by the Pharisee Saul of Tarsus after his conversion to Christianity on the road to Damascus in about ad 34 . He was a most energetic missionary to the Gentiles in the Roman Empire, and played a very significant role in establishing Christianity as a major world religion. The name was borne also by numerous other early saints. The American surname has absorbed cognates from other European languages, for example Greek Pavlis and its many derivatives. It is also occasionally borne by Jews; the reasons for this are not clear.2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phóil ‘son of Paul’. Compare McFall .3 Catalan (Paül): habitational name from any of several places named Paül.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mr William Paul, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • William Paul, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • William Paul, "Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920"

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