William Gailey Sears

Brief Life History 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, 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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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

Sources (70)

  • William Gailey Sears, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • William G. Sears, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • William Gailey Sears, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

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.


Historical Boundaries: 1875: Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States 1880: Emery, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Emery, Utah, United States


Historical Boundaries: 1894: Carbon, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Carbon, Utah, United States

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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