William Thomas Mailer

Male14 April 1919–August 1985

Brief Life History of William Thomas

When William Thomas Mailer was born on 14 April 1919, in Stevens Point, Portage, Wisconsin, United States, his father, William Peddie Mailer, was 50 and his mother, Saidee Belle Lee, was 36. He died in August 1985, at the age of 66.

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William Peddie Mailer
Saidee Belle Lee
Ann Pepperell Mailer
Jean Mailer
William Thomas Mailer

Sources (3)

  • William Mailer in household of William P Mailer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William P Mailer in household of William P Mailer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Mailer in household of William P Mailer, "United States Census, 1930"

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

1920 · First Electric Blow Dryers Invented

Age 1

The first electric blow dryers were invented by Racine Universal Motor Company and Hamilton Beach, both Wisconsin companies.

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 18

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

(1997: 43;2007: 96; 2010: NA)

Scottish (Perthshire): habitational name from Mailer in Forteviot, Perthshire.

English: occupational name for an enameler, from Middle English ameillur (Old French esmailleur), with loss of initial a-. Compare Ambler .

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

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