William Harrison McPheeters

1861–1907 (Age 45)
Webster City, Hamilton, Iowa, United States

The Life of William Harrison

When William Harrison McPheeters was born on 18 October 1861, in Webster City, Hamilton, Iowa, United States, his father, Harrison McPheeters, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Matkin, was 24. He married Martha Amelia Whalen on 27 November 1892, in Silver City, Owyhee, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1907, at the age of 46.

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William Harrison McPheeters
Martha Amelia Whalen
Marriage: 27 November 1892
Anna Irilla McPheeters
Clarence McPheeters
William Ralph McPheeters
Jesse H McPheeters
Marion Arden McPheeters
Wayne Stanley McPheeters

Spouse & Children

27 November 1892
Silver City, Owyhee, Idaho, United States


  • Female1884–1985Female

  • Clarence McPheeters


  • William Ralph McPheeters


  • Jesse H McPheeters


  • Male1902–1969Male

+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1836–1930Male

  • Elizabeth Jane Matkin




+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 6

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 14

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Pheadair, a patronymic from a Gaelic personal name meaning ‘servant of (Saint) Peter ’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William H Mcpheters, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wm H Mcpheeters in household of Horatio Mcpheeters, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Harrison McPheeters, "Find A Grave Index"

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