William Harrison Jarvis Sr

Male23 April 1890–9 July 1966

Brief Life History of William Harrison

When William Harrison Jarvis Sr was born on 23 April 1890, in Clay, West Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas William Jarvis, was 24 and his mother, Naoma Susan Cart, was 21. He married Elsie Ella Eagle on 26 July 1932, in Duck, Clay, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Braxton, West Virginia, United States in 1935 and Birch District, Braxton, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 9 July 1966, in Sutton, Braxton, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Duck, Clay, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Harrison Jarvis Sr
1890–1966
Elsie Ella Eagle
1910–1993
Marriage: 26 July 1932
William Harrison Jarvis Jr
1932–1990
James R Jarvis
1934–2010
Joe Dorsie Jarvis
1935–1985
Erslia May Jarvis
1938–1938
Edna Fay Jarvis
1938–1938
Girl Jarvis
1939–1939
Derrha Gae Jarvis
1940–2023
Thomas Harrison Jarvis
1942–1999
Glen Ray Jarvis
1944–1944
Robert Oren Jarvis
1944–1944
Larry Edward Jarvis
1945–1976
Verlly Lou Jarvis
1951–1951

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  • William H Jarvis, "United States 1950 Census"
  • William Harrison Jarvis, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"
  • William Jarvis, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 July 1932Duck, Clay, West Virginia, United States
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    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 6

    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.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 8

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    1910 · The BSA is Made

    Age 20

    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from the Old French personal name Gervais(e), itself from ancient Germanic Gervas, with gair ‘spear’ as the first element and an uncertain second, perhaps a borrowing of Celtic wass- ‘servant, vassal’. The Latinized name Gervasius was borne by a Christian saint, martyred under the Roman Emperor Domitian, who became one of the patrons of Milan.

    English: in Yorkshire, sometimes a habitational name from Jervaulx in East Witton (North Yorkshire). The place takes its name from the river Ure + Old French val, vals ‘valley’.

    Americanized form of French Gervais and of its variant Gervaise, cognates of 1 above.

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

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