William Lionel Pugmire

1890–1979 (Age 88)
Meadowville, Rich, Utah, United States

The Life of William Lionel

When William Lionel Pugmire was born on 29 May 1890, in Meadowville, Rich, Utah, United States, his father, William Liffon Pugmire, was 28 and his mother, Alice Christie Gordon, was 30. He died on 13 March 1979, in Shasta, California, United States, at the age of 88.

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William Liffon Pugmire
Alice Christie Gordon
Liffon Christie "Chris" Pugmire
Gertrude Elizabeth Pugmire
William Lionel Pugmire
Adelbert Pugmire
Herbert Harry Pugmire
Chester Alva Pugmire

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World Events (8)

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 1

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a lost place in Yardley, Birmingham, recorded in 1645 as Puggmyre Farm. This derives from the name of its 13th-century landlord, Robert Pugg , whose surname is of unknown etymology, + Middle English myre ‘mire’, ‘bog’.

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

Sources (2)

  • William L Pugmire in household of William L Pugmire, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nello Lionel Pugmire, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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