William Henry Maurer

Male5 July 1892–18 July 1935

Brief Life History of William Henry

When William Henry Maurer was born on 5 July 1892, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, William A Maurer, was 37 and his mother, Margaret Louise Dohany, was 34. He married Emma Margaret Maloney on 20 October 1919, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Kane Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died on 18 July 1935, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States.

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William Henry Maurer
Emma Margaret Maloney
Marriage: 20 October 1919
Jean Elizabeth Maurer

Sources (3)

  • Willie Maurer in household of William A Maurer, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • William H Maurer in household of William A Maurer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wm M Henry in household of Wm A Maurer, "United States Census, 1900"

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  • Marriage
    20 October 1919Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
  • Children (1)

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 4

    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 6

    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.


    Age 12

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

    Name Meaning

    German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a mason, especially a builder of walls of stone or brick, from an agent derivative of Middle High German mūre, German Mauer ‘wall’ (from Latin murus ‘wall’, especially a city wall). In the Middle Ages the majority of dwellings were built of wood (or lath and plaster), and this term would have specifically denoted someone employed in building defensive walls, castles, churches, and other public buildings. This form of the surname is also found in some other European countries, e.g. in France (Alsace and Lorraine), the Netherlands, Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, and Slovenia (see also 2 below). Compare Mourer and Mowrer .

    In some cases also an Americanized or Germanized form of Slovenian Mavrer or Mavrar: occupational name of German origin (see 1 above), at least in some cases applied as a translation into German of the Slovenian surname Zidar .

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

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