William Morrison Pearce

20 October 1885–24 May 1954 (Age 68)
Alhambra, Madison, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Morrison

When William Morrison Pearce was born on 20 October 1885, in Alhambra, Madison, Illinois, United States, his father, Joseph Bartlett Pearce, was 38 and his mother, Anna Minerva Sharp, was 27. He married Laura C. Ottenad on 13 August 1912, in Clayton, Vernon, Missouri, United States. He lived in Alhambra, Alhambra Township, Madison, Illinois Territory, United States in 1900. He died on 24 May 1954, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

William Morrison Pearce
Laura C. Ottenad
Marriage: 13 August 1912

Spouse and Children

13 August 1912
Clayton, Vernon, Missouri, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Bartlett Pearce





    Allen Vincent Pearce


    Davis Sharp Pearce


    Betty McAlliser Pearce



    Roger Mills Pearce


World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 7

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.

Age 19

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

Welsh, English, and Irish: variant spelling of Pierce .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Marion W Pearce in household of Joseph B Pearce, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Morison Pearce in household of Joseph B Pearce, "United States Census, 1900"

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