William Henry Pierpont

17 April 1883–8 September 1964 (Age 81)
Wayne, Iowa, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Pierpont was born on 17 April 1883, in Wayne, Iowa, United States, his father, Charles Wesley Pierpont, was 34 and his mother, Mary Jane Boles, was 32. He married Jessie Lillard on 22 September 1904, in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States. He died on 8 September 1964, in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Wichita Park Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States.

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William Henry Pierpont
Jessie Lillard
Marriage: 22 September 1904

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22 September 1904
Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States

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World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 1

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 23

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places, for example in Aisne and Calvados, so called from Old French pierre ‘stone’ + pont ‘bridge’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • W H Pierpont, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Pierpont, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Henry Pierpont, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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