William Pruett Myers

26 December 1889–7 October 1918 (Age 28)
Townsend, Blount, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Pruett

When William Pruett Myers was born on 26 December 1889, in Townsend, Blount, Tennessee, United States, his father, Joseph Rosecrans Myers, was 28 and his mother, Laura Ann Feezell, was 21. He married Rettie Alice Tipton on 29 October 1913, in Blount, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Blount, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Civil District 15, Blount, Tennessee, United States in 1910. He died on 7 October 1918, in Genève, Aisne, Picardie, France, at the age of 28, and was buried in Townsend, Blount, Tennessee, United States.

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William Pruett Myers
Rettie Alice Tipton
Marriage: 29 October 1913

Spouse and Children

29 October 1913
Blount, Tennessee, United States

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 1

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 9

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly Yorkshire): patronymic from Mayer 1, i.e. ‘son of the mayor’.2 English: patronymic from mire ‘physician’ ( see Myer 1).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Midhir, probably a variant of Ó Meidhir ‘mayor’ ( see Mayer 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Prew Myers in household of Joseph Myers, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Pruet Myers in household of Joseph Myers, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Pruett Myers, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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