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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Family Time Line

Abraham C. Sly
1824–1906
Eliza Ellen Cooke
1837–1920
Mathais Abraham Sly
1857–1920
Susan Anna Sly
1859–1859
Isaac Newton Sly
1860–1928
Margaurete Ellen Sly
1863–1914
Mary Frances Sly
1864–1929
Jacob A. Sly
1867–1954
William Sly
1870–1949
Martha Permelia Sly
1872–1947
Delila May Sly
1874–1875
Virginia Sly
1877–1880
Lorenzo P. Sly
1879–

Parents and Siblings

    Abraham C. Sly

    Male1824–1906Male

    Eliza Ellen Cooke

    Female1837–1920Female

siblings

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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.
1871

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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