William Guest

29 September 1896–1966 (Age 69)
Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William

William Guest was born on 29 September 1896, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States as the son of Ezra Guest and Betsy Price. He married Rebekah Alvarene Marsh on 30 April 1923, in Mahoning, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died in 1966, in his hometown, at the age of 70, and was buried in Scottdale, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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William Guest
Rebekah Alvarene Marsh
Marriage: 30 April 1923
Zelma Mae Guest
Nancy Jane Guest

Spouse and Children

30 April 1923
Mahoning, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Ezra Guest


    Betsy Price




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 9

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a stranger or newcomer to a community, from Middle English g(h)est ‘guest’, ‘visitor’ (from Old Norse gestr, absorbing the cognate Old English giest).

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

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Sources (2)

  • William Guest, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Headstone image of William Guest from billiongraves.com

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