Today's featured relative in my database is my maternal 2nd great-grandfather, William Francis Pierce.
William was born July 10, 1865 in Frankton, Madison Co., IN, the son of Edmund G. & Catherine (Groenendyke) Pierce. William married January 14, 1892 in Madison Co., IN to Clara Pennisten, daughter of John & Jane Ann (Alderman) Pennisten. Clara was born March 1869 in Madison Co., IN and died September 26, 1906 in Lafayette Twp., Madison Co., IN. William married secondly on March 4, 1909 in Madison Co., IN to Vida Maddox, daugther of Charles W. & Sarah (Powell) Maddox. Vida was born October 6, 1886 in Owingsville, KY and died November 19, 1968 in Alexandria, Madison Co., IN. William died September 21, 1950 in Alexandria, Madison Co., IN.
I descend from William and Clara through their daughter Edna as follows:
William Francis Pierce m. Clara Pennisten
Edna Muriel Pierce m. Virgil Lee Wright (my great-grandparents)