William Joseph Karr

28 March 1880–13 November 1949 (Age 69)
Silver Reef, Washington, Utah, United States

The Life of William Joseph

When William Joseph Karr was born on 28 March 1880, in Silver Reef, Washington, Utah, United States, his father, Joseph Karr, was 33 and his mother, Mary Jane Meehan, was 20. He married Florence Evelyn Lighthall in 1925. He lived in Silver Reef, Washington, Utah Territory, United States in 1880. He died on 13 November 1949, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Colma, San Mateo, California, United States.

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William Joseph Karr
Florence Evelyn Lighthall
Marriage: 1925

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 11

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 20

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

German: shortened form of Karren or Karrer .

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

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  • William H Kapp in household of Joseph Kapp, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Karr in household of Laura E Strickland, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William J Karr in household of Frank P Whetzel, "United States Census, 1910"

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