Lillie Blanche Pierce

Female22 September 1883–11 February 1943

Brief Life History of Lillie Blanche

When Lillie Blanche Pierce was born on 22 September 1883, in Franklin Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States, her father, John William Pierce, was 25 and her mother, Martha Ann Craft, was 22. She married Sterling Angus Whittecar on 9 June 1902, in Onawa, Monona, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Washington, United States in 1935 and Clarkston Election Precinct 2, Asotin, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 11 February 1943, in Clarkston, Asotin, Washington, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Clarkston, Asotin, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sterling Angus Whittecar
Lillie Blanche Pierce
Marriage: 9 June 1902
Mansel Arley Whittecar
Everett Whittecar
Eveline M Whittecar
Olive Whittecar
Claude Whittecar
Zelma A Whittecar
Gerald W Whittecar
Helen J Whittecar
Vera D Whittecar
Lois I Whittecar
Floyd L Whittecar
Virginia L Whittecar

Sources (28)

  • Lily B Pierce in household of John W Pierce, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Lillie Blanche Pierce, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • Blanche Pierce, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 June 1902Onawa, Monona, Iowa, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1884 · There is now a Capital Building

    Age 1

    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

    1889 · Washington Becomes a State

    Age 6

    On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.

    1899 · Mount Rainier National Park is Established

    Age 16

    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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