William John Greer

9 July 1844–10 May 1921 (Age 76)
Ireland

The Life of William John

William John Greer was born on 9 July 1844, in Ireland as the son of John Greer and Rachel Lyons. He had at least 4 sons and 5 daughters with Margaret Elizabeth Patterson. He lived in Titusville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 10 May 1921, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Centerville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

William John Greer
1844–1921
Margaret Elizabeth Patterson
1847–1904
Thomas Wallace Greer
1873–1925
Marion R Greer
1875–1955
John William Greer
1877–1957
Isabella Catherine Greer
1879–1957
Joseph James Greer
1881–1930
Greer
1883–1883
Samuel Verne Greer
1885–1936
Harriet Elizabeth Greer
1888–1958
Elsie Violet Greer
1891–1965

Spouse and Children

children

(9)

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Parents and Siblings

    John Greer

    Male1797–1884Male

    Rachel Lyons

    Female–1870Female

siblings

(9)

    Sarah Greer

    Female1839–1888Female

    Male1844–1921Male

    Robert James Greer

    Male1845–1926Male

    Male1850–1921Male

    Eliza Jane Greer

    Female1853–1910Female

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World Events (8)

1845

Age 1

The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.
1846

Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1865

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

Chiefly northern Irish: variant of Grier .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Wm Greer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Greer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Greer in entry for Thomas W Greer and Virginia Gillespie, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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