Wednesday, April 07, 2010

William Francis Pierce (1865-1950)

William Francis PIERCE (1865-1950) was my maternal 2nd-great grandfather.  The PIERCE family has English origins, with the immigrant ancestor, Thomas PIERCE (1608-1683), settling in Woburn, Massachusetts.

The following facts about William's life are known:
  • Birth: He was born  July 10, 1865 in Frankton, Madison County, Indiana, the son of Edmund G. and Catherine (GROENENDYKE) PIERCE.
  • Census: 1870 - he appears in the E.G. PIERCE household in Lafayette Township, Madison County, Indiana.
  • Census: 1880 - he appears in the Catherine PIERCE household in Lafayette Township, Madison County, Indiana.
  • Marriage: He married Clara PENNISTEN on January 14, 1892 in Madison County, Indiana.
  • Census: 1900 - he appears as head of household in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana.
  • Marriage: He married Vida MADDOX on March 4, 1909 in Madison County, Indiana.
  • Census: 1910 - he appears as head of household in Lafayette Township, Madison County, Indiana
  • Census: 1920 - he appears as head of household in Lafayette Township, Madison County, Indiana
  • Census: 1930 - he appears as head of household in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana.
  • Death: He died September 21, 1950 in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.
  • Obituary: His obituary appeared in the September 21, 1950 Alexandria Times-Tribune
  • Burial: He was buried September 25, 1950 in Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana.
The following facts need additional research and/or documentation to complete my research:
  • Obituary: Need to seek out obituaries printed in other local papers (Elwood, Anderson, etc.)
  • Death: Need to obtain a copy of his death certificate from the Madison County, Indiana Health Department
  • Residence: Need to research local directories and telephone books to pinpoint residence from 1930-1950.
Ancestry of William Francis PIERCE (1865-1950), Ahnentafel # 26 in my ancestry:

Ahnentafel # 52: Edmund G. PIERCE (1837-1875); Wayne Co., IN>Madison Co., IN

Ahnentafel # 104: Francis S. PIERCE (1806-1881); Vermont>Wayne Co., IN

Ahnentafel # 208: Gordon PIERCE (1773-1875); Worcester Co., MA>Chenango Co., NY


Ahnentafel # 416: Seth PIERCE (1744-1835); Middlesex Co., MA>Cortland Co., NY


Ahnentafel # 832: Seth PIERCE (1716-1794); Middlesex Co., MA>Windham Co., CT


Ahnentafel #1664: Samuel PIERCE (1681-1774); Middlesex Co., MA>Windham Co., CT


Ahnentafel #3328: Samuel PIERCE (1656-1721); Middlesex Co., MA


Ahnentafel #6656: Thomas PIERCE (1608-1683); England>Middlesex Co., MA


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1 comment:

Heather Rojo said...

Another Pierce descendant! It seems to be a very prodigious family! I'm descended through his son John, who married Deborah Convers