William H. Gingerich

1879–1946 (Age 66)
, , IL

The Life of William H.

When William H. Gingerich was born in August 1879, his father, Jacob Henry Gingerich, was 25 and his mother, Clara Cornelia Coleman, was 23. He married Bertha Walker on 3 February 1904, in McDonough, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Melrose, Clark, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Scotland Township, McDonough, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died in 1946, at the age of 67.

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William H. Gingerich
Bertha Walker
Marriage: 3 February 1904
Helen Gingerich
Hazel Venita Gingerich

Spouse & Children

3 February 1904
McDonough, Illinois, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Jacob Henry Gingerich


  • Clara Cornelia Coleman




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

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.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 6

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 19

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swiss German Güngerich ( see Gingrich ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William H Gingerich in household of Jacob Gingerich, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William H Gingerich in household of Jacob H Gingerich, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Henry Gingerich, "California, Death Index, 1940-1997"

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