George Washington Pierce Jr.

11 January 1872–25 August 1956 (Age 84)
Webberville, Travis, Texas, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Pierce Jr. was born on 11 January 1872, in Webberville, Travis, Texas, United States, his father, George Washington Pierce Sr., was 24 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Gill, was 20. He married Florence Harrington Goodwin on 12 April 1904, in Saxonville, Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He lived in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1946. He died on 25 August 1956, in Franklin, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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George Washington Pierce Jr.
Florence Harrington Goodwin
Marriage: 12 April 1904

Spouse and Children

12 April 1904
Saxonville, Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

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    George Washington Pierce Sr.





World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 4

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 22

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Name Meaning

1 English, Welsh, and Irish: from the personal name Piers, the usual Norman vernacular form of Peter . In Wales this represents a patronymic ap Piers. In Ireland it represents a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers.2 Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George M Turse, "United States Census, 1910"
  • G W Pierce, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George Pierce in household of George Pierce, "United States Census, 1880"

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