William B. Hennersheets

Brief Life History of William B.

When William B. Hennersheets was born on 15 July 1857, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, James Hennersheets, was 23 and his mother, Anna Eliza Clingman, was 25. He married Ida Estelle Wilcox on 7 November 1877, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Hyde Park, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 7 February 1930, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 72.

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William B. Hennersheets
Ida Estelle Wilcox
Marriage: 7 November 1877
Mabel Florence Hennersheets

Sources (11)

  • William Hennersheet in household of Mary Morse, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William B Hennersheets, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • William B. Hennersheets, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920"

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World Events (8)

1862 · US Naval Academy

The US Naval Academy was moved to Newport, Rhode Island from its original in Annapolis, Maryland on May 9, 1862.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Probably the most successful of all the Old French names of Germanic origin that were introduced to England by the Normans. It is derived from Germanic wil ‘will, desire’ + helm ‘helmet, protection’. The fact that it was borne by the Conqueror himself does not seem to have inhibited its favour with the ‘conquered’ population: in the first century after the Conquest it was the commonest male name of all, and not only among the Normans. In the later Middle Ages it was overtaken by John , but continued to run second to that name until the 20th century, when the picture became more fragmented.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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