William Sly

1870–1949 (Age 79)
Illinois, United States

The Life of William

When William Sly was born in January 1870, in Illinois, United States, his father, Abraham C. Sly, was 45 and his mother, Eliza Ellen Cooke, was 32. He lived in Indian Prairie Township, Wayne, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 4 November 1949, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 79.

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Abraham C. Sly
Eliza Ellen Cooke
Mathais Abraham Sly
Susan Anna Sly
Isaac Newton Sly
Margaurete Ellen Sly
Mary Frances Sly
Jacob A. Sly
William Sly
Martha Permelia Sly
Delila May Sly
Virginia Sly
Lorenzo P. Sly

Parents and Siblings

    Abraham C. Sly


    Eliza Ellen Cooke




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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 0

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Age 1

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 22

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands): nickname for a cunning or crafty individual, from Middle English sligh ‘sly’ (earlier slegh, from Old Norse slǣgr).

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Sly in household of Abraham C Sly, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Sly in household of Abraham Sly, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Sly, "Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960"

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