Alice Pierce

Femaleabout 1898–before 1900

Brief Life History of Alice

When Alice Pierce was born about 1898, in Goldendale, Klickitat, Washington, United States, her father, Edison E Pierce, was 29 and her mother, Rachel McEwen, was 25. She died before 1900.

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Family Time Line

Edison E Pierce
1870–1923
Rachel McEwen
1874–1952
Matthew McEwen Pierce
1894–1959
Kirstine Pierce
1896–
Alice Pierce
1898–1900
Marjorie Monetta Pierce
1901–1973

Sources (1)

  • US, Public Records Index

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (4)

World Events (2)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 0

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1899 · Mount Rainier National Park is Established

Age 1

Mount Rainier was established as a state park on March 2, 1899 with legislation was signed by President McKinley. Mount Rainier is a volcanic peak surrounded by forests.

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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