Earl Adornis Pierce

11 January 1916–3 May 1996 (Age 80)
Moscow, Somerset, Maine, United States

The Life of Earl Adornis

When Earl Adornis Pierce was born on 11 January 1916, in Moscow, Somerset, Maine, United States, his father, Obed P. Pierce, was 50 and his mother, Celia Frances Bartley, was 44. He married Gertrude Doris O'Reilly on 14 December 1934, in Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 3 May 1996, in Pittsfield, Somerset, Maine, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Earl Adornis Pierce
Gertrude Doris O'Reilly
Marriage: 14 December 1934
Marilyn Joan Pierce
Kay Pierce
Leroy Pierce

Spouse and Children

14 December 1934
Maine, United States


    Marilyn Joan Pierce


    Kay Pierce


    Leroy Pierce


Parents and Siblings

    Obed P. Pierce


    Celia Frances Bartley




+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · World War I Contributions

Age 1

The legislature of Maine dedicated approximately $1 million towards World War I at the time that US involvement began. By the time armistice would be declared in 1918, Maine contributed roughly 35,000 men and $116 million.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English, Welsh, and Irish: from the personal name Piers, the usual Norman vernacular form of Peter . In Wales this represents a patronymic ap Piers. In Ireland it represents a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers.2 Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Earl A Pierce, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Earl Pierce in household of Obed Pierce, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Pierce, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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