Percy W Pillsbury

27 January 1901–17 April 1989 (Age 88)
Green Township, Alpena, Michigan, United States

The Life of Percy W

When Percy W Pillsbury was born on 27 January 1901, in Green Township, Alpena, Michigan, United States, his father, Walter Munroe Pillsbury, was 45 and his mother, Mary O'Neil, was 37. He married Margaret Pearl Jacobs on 1 July 1920, in Lachine, Alpena, Michigan, United States. He died on 17 April 1989, in Westland, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Long Rapids Cemetery, Long Rapids, Alpena, Michigan, United States.

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Percy W Pillsbury
Margaret Pearl Jacobs
Marriage: 1 July 1920

Spouse and Children

1 July 1920
Lachine, Alpena, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Walter Munroe Pillsbury


    Mary O'Neil




World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 2

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

Age 26

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Derbyshire, so named from the genitive of the Old English personal name Pīl + burh (dative byrig) ‘fortified place’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Percy W Pillsbury in household of Walter M Pillsbury, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Percy Tillsbury, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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