Russell Wilbur Pierson Jr.

Male23 April 1923–1937

Brief Life History of Russell Wilbur

When Russell Wilbur Pierson Jr. was born on 23 April 1923, in East Orange, Essex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Russell Wilbur Pierson, was 28 and his mother, Helen B. Pretot, was 27. He lived in Maplewood, Maplewood Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States in 1930. He was buried in Hillside, Union, New Jersey, United States.

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Russell Wilbur Pierson
Helen B. Pretot
Russell Wilbur Pierson Jr.
Elaine Pierson
Adele Pierson

Sources (3)

  • Russell I Pierson in household of Russell W Pierson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Russell W Pierson, "New Jersey, Reclaim the Records, Geographic Birth Index, 1901-1929"
  • Russell W. Pierson, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (6)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.


Age 6

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.


Age 8

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Pearson .

North German: patronymic from the personal name Pier, a variant of Peer, vernacular shortened form of Peter . Compare Peerson .

History: Born in Yorkshire, England, Abraham Pierson (1609–78) was the first pastor of the settlements at Southampton, Long Island, NY; Branford, CT, and Newark, NJ. He left his library of more than 400 books, one of the most extensive in the colonies, to his son Abraham, who was one of the first trustees of Yale College.

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

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