William Behr

New York, United States

The Life of William

William Behr was born in 1873, in New York, United States. He married Minnie Paddleford in 1902, in United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 30 years.

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William Behr
Minnie Paddleford
Marriage: 1902
Frederich R Behr
Wilhelmina Behr
Karl C Bekr

Spouse and Children

United States


    Frederich R Behr


    Wilhelmina Behr


    Karl C Bekr


World Events (8)

1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 9

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 18

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 33

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Name Meaning

German and Dutch: variant of the personal name Bähr ( see Baer ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Behr, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Behr, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Behr, "United States Census, 1920"

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