Perley Roscoe W. Witham

28 July 1890–26 March 1966 (Age 75)
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Perley Roscoe W.

When Perley Roscoe W. Witham was born on 28 July 1890, in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States, his father, Mark Willard Witham, was 28 and his mother, Lillian B. Sargent, was 23. He married Florence M Whitman on 22 June 1914, in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Portland Ward 7, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States for about 10 years and West Scarborough, Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine, United States in 1919. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 26 March 1966, in Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine, United States.

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Perley Roscoe W. Witham
Florence M Whitman
Marriage: 22 June 1914

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  • Marriage
    22 June 1914Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States
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    World Events (8)

    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.
    1898 · Sinking of USS Maine
    Age 8
    During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
    1910 · The BSA is Made
    Age 20
    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places so called, particularly those in Essex, Lincolnshire, and Somerset, though most often from Essex. The Essex placename may derive from Old English wiht ‘curve, bend’ + hām ‘village, homestead’. North and South Witham in Lincolnshire take their names from the river Witham (of uncertain origin). Witham on the Hill (Lincolnshire) may derive from the Old English personal name Wit(t)a, Old English wita ‘councillor’, or wiht ‘curve, bend’ + hām. The Somerset placename derives from the Old English personal name Wit(t)a or Old English wita + hām.

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

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    Sources (16)

    • Perley R Witham in household of George S Scammon, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Perley Roscoe Witham, "Maine, World War I Draft Registration Index, 1917-1919"
    • Perley R Witham, "United States Census, 1940"

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