William Way Hussey

17 December 1879–26 July 1953 (Age 73)
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

The Life of William Way

When William Way Hussey was born on 17 December 1879, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, his father, William Henry Harrison Hussey, was 39 and his mother, Abigail Way, was 29. He lived in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States in 1880 and Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1910. He died on 26 July 1953, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 73.

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William Way Hussey
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World Events (8)

1880 · The Great Gale of 1880

Age 1

The Great Gale of 1880 was a severe snow and wind storm that devastated parts of Oregon and Washington on January 9, 1880. The extratropical cyclone caused tides to rise seven feet, gale force winds, and snow accumulations of up to 18 inches.  
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 21

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEodhusa ‘descendant of Eodhus’; this was the name of a bardic family associated with the Maguires of Fermanagh, also Anglicized as Oswell , Oswald .2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Houssaye in Seine-Maritime, so called from a collective noun from Old French hous ‘holly’.3 English: nickname for a woman who was mistress of her own household, from Middle English husewif (a compound of Old English hūs ‘house’ + wīf ‘woman’). It was not until the 17th century that this word acquired pejorative connotations.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William W Harrison in household of William H Harrison, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William W Hussey in household of Abigail Hussey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wm W Hussey in household of P M Lewis, "United States Census, 1910"

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