William Petrie

6 February 1867–23 August 1963 (Age 96)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Life of William

William Petrie was born on 6 February 1867, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as the son of George Petrie and Mary E Marshall. He married Hattie Elaina Shontz in 1894. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Washington, District of Columbia, United States in 1910. He died on 23 August 1963, in Kensington, Montgomery, Maryland, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Mount Rest Cemetery, St. Johns, Clinton, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Petrie
Hattie Elaina Shontz
Marriage: 1894
John Shontz Petrie
Mary E. Petrie
Edith Margeret Petrie
Lester Marshall Petrie
Helen Willena Petrie

Spouse and Children

probably Crawford county, Pennsylvania


Parents and Siblings

    George Petrie


    Mary E Marshall




World Events (8)

1874 · Secrete Service Headquarters

Age 7

The Secrete Service Headquarters had been in NYC for four years. Finally in 1874, it returns to Washington D.C.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 12

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.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 36

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

Name Meaning

Scottish: from a pet form of the personal names Peter or Patrick .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Petrie, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Petrie in entry for Mary E. Petrie, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • William Petrie in entry for Mary E. Petrie, "Michigan, Births and Christenings, 1775-1995"

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