William J. Pride

Brief Life History of William J.

When William J. Pride was born on 4 June 1877, in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States, his father, Mr Armistead Pride Sr., was 32 and his mother, Mary Emma George, was 30. He married Henrietta/Enrigueta Allemain on 18 May 1898, in Plainfield, Union, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Newark Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States in 1910. He died on 21 March 1948, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in New York City, New York, United States.

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William J. Pride
Henrietta/Enrigueta Allemain
Marriage: 18 May 1898
Armistead Roy Pride
Mamie Pride
William J Pride Jr.

Sources (10)

  • William J Pride, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wm. J. Pride, "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917"
  • William J. Pride, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1678-1985"

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Name Meaning

Welsh and English: nickname from Welsh prid ‘precious’, ‘dear’ or Middle English pride ‘pride’; in the case of the latter, applied to a vain or haughty or possibly on occasion to someone who had played the part of Pride in a pageant of the Seven Deadly Sins.

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

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