William W McVay

Male10 October 1858–1 March 1888

Brief Life History of William W

When William W McVay was born on 10 October 1858, in Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, United States, his father, Samuel McVay, was 27 and his mother, Margaretta Waterson, was 25. He married Allie B. HALL on 25 January 1885, in Ohio, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 1 March 1888, in Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, United States.

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William W McVay
Allie B. HALL
Marriage: 25 January 1885
Samuel Melvin McVay

Sources (15)

  • William McVay in household of Samuel McVay, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William W. Mc Vey, "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928"
  • William W McVay, "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971"

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  • Marriage
    25 January 1885Ohio, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 5

    "West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 9

    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: variant of McVey .

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

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