William Gailey Sears

17 February 1873–10 March 1943 (Age 70)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of William Gailey

When William Gailey Sears was born on 17 February 1873, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Isaac Sears, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Jane Gailey, was 23. He married Agnes McDonald McMurrin on 8 April 1897, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 5, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 10 March 1943, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Gailey Sears
Athelia Viola Call
Marriage: 21 February 1906
Agnes Emeline Sears
Joseph Alisa Sears
Theresa Sears
Marguerite Sears
Viola Sears
Verda Sears
Athelia Sears
Sarah Jane Sears
William Grant Sears

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 February 1906Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 2
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
    1877 · The First Stake was organized in Bountiful
    Age 4
    Thirty years after the foundation of Bountiful, the first stake was organized by Heber C. Kimball and is still functioning today with eight wards being affiliated with it.
    1895 · Bountiful Shrinks in Size
    Age 22
    During November, both the cities of Woods Cross and West Bountiful voted to separate from the main city of Bountiful. This caused the cities' land area to decrease by nearly ten and a half square miles.

    Name Meaning

    Irish (Kerry): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Saoghair ‘son of Saoghar’, a borrowing in Anglo-Norman Ireland of the Anglo-Norman French and Middle English personal name Saher, Seier (Old French Seheri), from ancient Germanic Sigeheri, Sighari, composed of the elements sig‘victory’ + hari, heri ‘army’. See Sayer 5.English: variant of Sayers .Americanized form of French (or French Canadian) Cyr and French Saint-Cyr (see St. Cyr ), with the addition of excrescent -s, a common feature of Americanized surnames.

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

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    Story Highlight

    The Sears Home (by Drucilla Sears Howard)

    The Sears home at 756 East Second South Street is one of the old landmarks of the Eleventh Ward. The first …

    Sources (54)

    • William E Sears in entry for William Grant Sears, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
    • William Gailey Sears, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Wm G in entry for Joseph Alisa Sears and Evelyn Fay Cook, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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