William A Pearson

22 December 1863–5 February 1908 (Age 44)
Eddyville, Monroe, Iowa, United States

The Life of William A

When William A Pearson was born on 22 December 1863, in Eddyville, Monroe, Iowa, United States, his father, Benson Pearson, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane German, was 36. He married Sarah Leota Morgan on 28 June 1890, in Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United States. He lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Mantua Township, Monroe, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died on 5 February 1908, in Avery, Monroe, Iowa, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Cuba Cemetery, Monroe, Iowa, United States.

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William A Pearson
Sarah Leota Morgan
Marriage: 28 June 1890

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Leota Morgan


28 June 1890
Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Benson Pearson


    Elizabeth Jane German




    John R Pierson



    Nancy A. Pierson


    Sarah 'Sally' Pierson



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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 4

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 13

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Piers ( see Pierce ). The surname is also quite common in Ireland, where it has been established for many centuries.2 Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wm A Pearson in household of Benson Pearson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Pierson in household of Bentson Pierson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Pearson, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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