Vernon H Pierson

Brief Life History of Vernon H

When Vernon H Pierson was born on 29 March 1908, in Illinois, United States, his father, Amiel Pierson, was 22 and his mother, Anna Martha Lickhard, was 21. He married Garnafay Peterson in 1931, in Bureau, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Tampico, Whiteside, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Gold Township, Bureau, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. He died on 25 September 1985, in Sheffield, Bureau, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Yorktown, Bureau, Illinois, United States.

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Vernon H Pierson
Darlene Grace Riley
Marriage: 27 February 1937
Stanley Brieser
Gerald Pierson
Darwin Hugh Pierson

Sources (10)

  • Vernon H. Pierson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Vernon Pierson, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Vernon H Pierson in entry for Anita Mae Garcia, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

1910 · Boy Scouts of America

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Pearson .

North German: patronymic from the personal name Pier, a variant of Peer, vernacular shortened form of Peter . Compare Peerson .

History: Born in Yorkshire, England, Abraham Pierson (1609–78) was the first pastor of the settlements at Southampton, Long Island, NY; Branford, CT, and Newark, NJ. He left his library of more than 400 books, one of the most extensive in the colonies, to his son Abraham, who was one of the first trustees of Yale College.

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

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