William Arney

1822–4 October 1903 (Age 81)
North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Arney was born in 1822, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Lawrence Henry Arney, was 20 and his mother, Ruth Owen, was 19. He married Sarah Irvin on 28 January 1842, in Owen, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Clay Township, Owen, Indiana, United States in 1900. He died on 4 October 1903, in Franklin Township, Grant, Indiana, United States, at the age of 81.

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William Arney
Sarah Irvin
Marriage: 28 January 1842
Louisa Caroline Arney
Adeline Catherine Arney
Henry L. Arney
Mary E. Arney
Cary M. Arney
Matilda Arney
Maria Arney

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  • Marriage
    28 January 1842Owen, Indiana, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis
    Age 3
    The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
    Age 3
    Historical Boundaries 1825: Owen, Indiana, United States
    1851 · Constitution of 1851
    Age 29
    Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

    Name Meaning

    English: perhaps from the Middle English personal name Ernwi (Old English Earnwīg, composed of the elements earn ‘eagle’ + wīg ‘battle’). If so, the surname shows the unexceptional loss of -w- in the unstressed syllable following -n-.In some cases an Americanized form of German or Swedish Arne .In some cases also an Americanized form of Norwegian Arnøy: habitational name from any of a number of farmsteads named for the islands on which they stand; the original derivation of such names being either from the Old Norse personal name Arni, or from ǫrn ‘eagle’ + øy ‘island’.

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

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    Sources (10)

    • William Amey, "United States Census, 1850"
    • William Arney in entry for Charles T Jones and Louisa Caroline Duncan, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
    • William Arney in entry for Louisa Caroline Duncan, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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