William John Main

26 December 1921–29 January 2009 (Age 87)
Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States

The Life of William John

When William John Main was born on 26 December 1921, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, his father, William Mathew Main, was 47 and his mother, Bernice Alice Lester, was 42. He married Constance Day on 1 November 1947, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States. He lived in Tacoma Election Precinct, Pierce, Washington, United States for about 5 years. He died on 29 January 2009, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 87.

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William John Main
Constance Day
Marriage: 1 November 1947

Spouse and Children

1 November 1947
Seattle, King, Washington, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Roland Main


    Arthur Main


    Mary Main


    Jean Gertrude Main


    Lillias Mellis Main


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1927 · Mesa Arizona Latter-day Saint Temple Dedicated

Age 6

The dedication of the Latter-day Saint Mesa Arizona Temple took place on October 23, 1927. The temple was dedicated by Heber J. Grant.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: from a reduced form of the Scandinavian personal name Magnus .2 Scottish: topographic name for a farmer who farmed the main farm on an estate.3 Scottish, English (of Norman origin), and French: from the Continental Germanic personal name Maino, Meino, a short form of the various compound names with a first element magin ‘strength’, ‘might’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William J Maine in household of William M Maine, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John W Ma* in household of William M Mann, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William J Main in household of William M Main, "United States Census, 1930"

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