William Patterson Willis

15 March 1850–24 March 1930 (Age 80)
Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of William Patterson

When William Patterson Willis was born on 15 March 1850, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, William Thomas Willis, was 42 and his mother, Elizabeth Patterson Wilson, was 38. He married Celestia Almeda Roundy on 24 November 1873, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Kanarra Election Precinct, Kane, Utah, United States in 1880 and Boulder Election Precinct, Garfield, Utah, United States in 1900. In 1920, at the age of 70, his occupation is listed as a farmer in Henrieville, Garfield, Utah, United States. He died on 24 March 1930, in Henrieville, Garfield, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Henrieville Cemetery, Henrieville, Garfield, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Patterson Willis
Mary Eliza Merrill
Marriage: 16 December 1881
John William Willis
Mary Almeda Willis
Sarah Elizabeth Willis
Lydia Jane Willis
Sears Merrill Willis
LeRoy Patterson Willis
Harvey Elias Willis
Dica Artimisa Willis
Sylvia Josephine Willis
Garn Homer Willis
Ivan Ballard Willis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 December 1881St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 11
    Historical Boundaries: 1861: Washington, Utah Territory, United States 1864: Kane, Utah Territory, United States 1883: Iron, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Iron, Utah Territory, United States
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 22
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    variant of Will with genitival -s. This surname represents a retention of the second syllable, introduced by the addition of the Middle English genitival suffix -es, which would have been pronounced in the Middle English period. Compare Wills . In some cases the name is a variant of Willey , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.variant of Willows .English:

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

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    Story Highlight

    Three Stories of Faith from the Life of William Patterson Willis

    William Patterson Willis was born on the plains near Council Bluffs, Iowa as his parents were making their way west. They settled in Council Bluffs for a short time, but in 1862, word came from the pr …

    Sources (44)

    • William Patterson Willis in entry for William Patterson Willis, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Pappie Willis, "United States Census, 1920"
    • W P Willis in entry for Amos Floyd Shumway and Dica Willis (1922), "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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