John Sylvester Weiss

13 July 1908–1986 (Age 77)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John Sylvester

When John Sylvester Weiss was born on 13 July 1908, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Michael Joseph Weiss Sr., was 38 and his mother, Anna M Schneider, was 34. He lived in Ohio Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. He died in 1986, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Wexford, Pine Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Sylvester Weiss
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    Michael Joseph Weiss Sr.





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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

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 · The BSA is Made

Age 2

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Age 21

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

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with white hair or a remarkably pale complexion, from Middle High German wīz ‘white’, German weiss.2 German: variant of Weis .3 German: habitational name from any of various places named Weis(s) or Weissen.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Weiss in household of Michael Weiss, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Weiss in household of Micheal J Weiss, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John L Weiss in household of Micheal J Weiss, "United States Census, 1920"

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