William Cox Dees

11 December 1821–21 October 1906 (Age 84)
Edwardsville, Madison, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of William Cox

When William Cox Dees was born on 11 December 1821, in Edwardsville, Madison, Illinois, United States, his father, Levi Dees Jr, was 28 and his mother, Mary Vineyard, was 25. He married Martha Clifford on 1 April 1841, in Edwardsville, Madison, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Davis, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 21 October 1906, in Oneida, Idaho, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Weston City Cemetery, Weston, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Cox Dees
1821–1906
Martha Clifford
1814–1897
Marriage: 1 April 1841
Jasper McGinnis
1838–1914
Levi Cox Dees
1843–1919
Mary Elizabeth Dees
1844–1924
Nancy Adaline Dees
1846–1910
John Franklin Dees
1847–1919
Isaac Newton Dees
1850–1925
Martha Jane Dees
1853–1932
Sarah Dees
1855–1876
Marietta Dees
1858–1927

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 April 1841Edwardsville, Madison, Illinois, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 9
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1846
    Age 25
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (Northumberland): variant of Deas .Dutch: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Desiderius (see Desiderio ).German: from a short form of the personal name Matthäs, a variant of Matthäus (see Matthew ).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Deas
    Deese

    Story Highlight

    John Benjamin Garrard History

    by Norman Lee Garrard Ph.D. On January 14, 1834 John Benjamin Garrard was born in the ancient market town of Diss in Norfolkshire, England to Timothy Garrard III and Susannah Evered Quantrille. He wa …

    Sources (18)

    • William Duse, "United States Census, 1850"
    • William Deas, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Wm. Deis in entry for Elizabeth Dyer, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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