Frank Woodworth Pierson

Male21 May 1875–August 1953

Brief Life History of Frank Woodworth

When Frank Woodworth Pierson was born on 21 May 1875, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Samuel Lawrence Pierson, was 23 and his mother, Ella Minerva Wells, was 17. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Agnes Louise Stewart. He lived in Norwood, Bergen, New Jersey, United States in 1930 and The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States for about 5 years. He died in August 1953, in Closter, Bergen, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, Rockland, New York, United States.

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Frank Woodworth Pierson
Agnes Louise Stewart
Oliver James Pierson
Frank Woodruff Pierson Jr
Minerva Agnes Pierson

Sources (23)

  • Frank Pierson, "New Jersey State Census, 1915"
  • Frank Woodruff Pierson, "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940"
  • New York, New York, Index to Marriage Licenses, 1908-1910, 1938-1940

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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 10

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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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