William John Priest

23 July 1900–
Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of William John

When William John Priest was born on 23 July 1900, in Indiana, United States, his father, John Logan Priest, was 32 and his mother, Daisy Elizabeth Reynolds, was 24. He lived in Moffat, Colorado, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

John Logan Priest
1867–1938
Daisy Elizabeth Reynolds
1876–1944
Earl Julius Priest
1897–1925
Priest
Cecil James Priest
1900–1962
William John Priest
1900–
John Charles Priest
1903–1982
Louis Alfred Priest
1905–1967
Ethel Claire Priest
1907–2012
Virgil P Priest
1913–1982
Ruby Louise Priest
1918–1998

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
Age 1
President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded
Age 6
The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1931
Age 31
The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English (mainly West Midlands): from Middle English pr(i)est ‘minister of the Church’ (Old English prēost, from Latin presbyter, Greek presbyteros ‘elder’, ‘counselor’, comparative of presbys ‘old man’), used as a nickname, either for someone with a pious manner or possibly for someone who had played the part of a priest in a pageant. It may also have been an occupational name for someone in the service of a priest, and occasionally it may have been used to denote someone suspected of being the son of a priest.

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

Possible Related Names

Preast
Press
Prest
Priester
Prust

Sources (3)

  • William J Priest in household of John L Priest, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William J Priest in household of John L Priest, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William John Priest, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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