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
1916–1996
Gertrude Doris O'Reilly
1918–
Marriage: 14 December 1934
Marilyn Joan Pierce
1935–2003
Kay Pierce
–2019
Leroy Pierce

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 December 1934
Maine, United States
children

(3)

    Marilyn Joan Pierce

    Male1935–2003Male

    Kay Pierce

    Female–2019Female

    Leroy Pierce

    MaleMale

Parents and Siblings

    Obed P. Pierce

    Male1865–1927Male

    Celia Frances Bartley

    Female1871–1931Female

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1917

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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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