Bert Sillaway

13 May 1875–6 July 1953 (Age 78)
Tyrone Township, Kent, Michigan, United States

The Life of Bert

When Bert Sillaway was born on 13 May 1875, in Tyrone Township, Kent, Michigan, United States, his father, Johnson A. Sillaway, was 38 and his mother, Hannah Mills, was 33. He married Anna Porter on 14 January 1906, in Lisbon, Ottawa, Michigan, United States. He lived in Casnovia, Muskegon, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 July 1953, in Cedar Springs, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Kent City, Kent, Michigan, United States.

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Bert Sillaway
Anna Porter
Marriage: 14 January 1906

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    Anna Porter


14 January 1906
Lisbon, Ottawa, Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 4

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Possibly related to Sillery .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bert V Silloway, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bert Silloway, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bert V Cilleway in household of Johnson Cilleway, "United States Census, 1880"

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