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.
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.