William Charles Messner

18 April 1896–23 December 1953 (Age 57)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Charles

When William Charles Messner was born on 18 April 1896, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Charles B. Messner, was 35 and his mother, Juliene Fredericke Scholl, was 23. He had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Adaline G Fisher. He died on 23 December 1953, in Cheltenham Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Rockledge, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States.

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William Charles Messner
Adaline G Fisher
Charles Bernard Messner
Olive Hazelton Messner
Betty Laura Messner
Joan Carol Messner

Spouse and Children



    Charles Bernard Messner


    Olive Hazelton Messner


    Betty Laura Messner


    Joan Carol Messner


Parents and Siblings

    Charles B. Messner


    Juliene Fredericke Scholl





    Herbert Alsis Messner


    George Washington Messner


World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 9

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 16

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for a sexton, churchwarden, or verger, Middle High German mesnære (Old High German mesināri, from Late Latin ma(n)sionarius, a derivative of mansio, genitive mansionis, ‘house (of God)’, ‘church’). The double -s- is the result of association with Messe ‘Mass’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Messner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Messner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Messner, "United States Census, 1930"

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