William Wesley Tarris

25 May 1880–1964 (Age 83)
Shaw Brook, Moncton, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of William Wesley

When William Wesley Tarris was born on 25 May 1880, in Shaw Brook, Moncton, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, James Nelson Terris, was 45 and his mother, Laura Bell Cormier, was 16. He married Virginia P. Merrill on 13 October 1907, in Haverhill, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, United States in 1920 and Lyndon, Caledonia, Vermont, United States in 1930. He died in 1964, at the age of 84, and was buried in Indian Mountain, Moncton, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Family Time Line

William Wesley Tarris
Virginia P. Merrill
Marriage: 13 October 1907
Floyd Ladeau Tarris

Spouse and Children

13 October 1907
Haverhill, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States


    Floyd Ladeau Tarris


Parents and Siblings

    James Nelson Terris


    Laura Bell Cormier




    James Edward Tarris



    Asa Harman Terris


    John H Tarris


World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 2

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 22

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

1 Greek: nickname meaning ‘fair-haired’, ‘pale’, from a vocabulary word derived from Turkish sari ‘yellow’.2 Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Sesaris, derived from Latin Caesarius, a saint's name.

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

Sources (3)

  • William Tarris, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William W Tarris, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William W Tarris, "United States Census, 1910"

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