Isaac Riley Pierce Sr.

13 July 1844–20 December 1911 (Age 67)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Isaac Riley

When Isaac Riley Pierce Sr. was born on 13 July 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Joseph White Pierce, was 39 and his mother, Amanda Mary Heath, was 34. He married Mary Jane McRae on 1 February 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Mountain Dell, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 20 December 1911, in Salem, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Salem City Cemetery, Salem, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Riley Pierce Sr.
Eleanor Thomas
Marriage: 14 September 1882
Angus Franklin Pierce
Margaret Maggie Cecelia Pierce
Eleanor Irene Pierce
Leo Pierce
Isaac Thomas Pierce

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 September 1882Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 1
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English, Welsh, and Irish: from the Anglo-Norman French and Middle English personal name Piers, Peres, Peris, an Old French nominative of Pierre or Per, the French form of Peter . Pierce is especially frequent in northwestern Wales and Lancashire, while Pearce is the more common spelling in the rest of England. In Ireland Pierce and Pearse represent a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers.Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.History: Franklin Pierce (1804–69), 14th president of the US, was born in Hillsborough, NH, on the New England frontier. His English ancestor Thomas Pierce emigrated to Charlestown, MA, in 1633/34.

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

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    Story Highlight

    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ISAAC THOMAS PIERCE (Sept. 2, 1892-Oct. 26, 1978)

    After almost 80 years I think it is about time I should say something about my life. Using the words of Nephi of old, “I was born of goodly parents” and was taught to try to live a good life. …

    Sources (41)

    • Isaac Pierce in household of Joseph W Pierce, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Isaac R Pierce in entry for Joseph W Pierce and Cora M Mason, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • Isaac Riley Pierce, "Utah, World War I County Draft Board Registers, Name Index, 1917-1918"

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