William Harrison Wesner

22 January 1899–September 1977 (Age 78)
Gilberton, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Harrison

When William Harrison Wesner was born on 22 January 1899, in Gilberton, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Michael Henry Wesner, was 31 and his mother, Emma Jane Auman, was 27. He married Catherine Ashfield on 27 June 1917, in Mahanoy City, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died in September 1977, in Gilberton, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78.

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William Harrison Wesner
Catherine Ashfield
Marriage: 27 June 1917

Spouse and Children

27 June 1917
Mahanoy City, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Michael Henry Wesner





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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 6

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. 

Age 21

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Wessner .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Willie Werner in household of Henry Wesner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Wesner in household of Henry Wesner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • 1910 United States Federal Census

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