William Clarence Pierce

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William Clarence Pierce, son of Lewis Pierce and Clarysa Blanch Baldridge, was born at Orleans Co., New York, 2 July 1856.1,2,3,4,5,6 He died at Los Angeles, California, 27 October 1927,1 and was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles Co., California.1

William married Margaret Anita Carder, daughter of David Newton Carder and Mary Docia Walling, at McMinnville, Warren Co., Tennessee, 31 December 1887.7,8,9

He was a stationary engineer and worked for serveral utility companies in the Midwest and ended his career with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

In 1900, he is shown to be a stationary engineer in Chicago, and in 1910, he was an engineer for the street car company in Denver.

Sometime after 1900, he worked for the Hershey Chocolate Company in Hershey, Pennsylvannia. He claimed to have developed their milk chocolate manufacturing equipment. For reasons unknown, he moved his family by train to Denver around 1906-7. For several years, they received cases of chocolate from Hershey for Christmas.

Family

Margaret Anita Carder b. 30 Nov 1866, d. 27 Feb 1948
Children

Citations

  1. [S1014] William Clarence Pierce, Death Certificates, File No. 27-049709 (1924), California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California.
  2. [S458] United States Census for 1860 [Eighth Census of the United States], Town of Shelby, Orleans County, New York, population schedule, sheet 80, dwelling 672, family 661, Lewis Pierce household, age 4, born in New York, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication M653, 1438 rolls, roll #561.
  3. [S459] United States Census for 1870 [Ninth Census of the United States], Paris Township, Grand Rapids Post Office, Kent County, Michigan, population schedule, sheet 518, dwelling 170, family 172, Lewis Pierce household, age 13, born in New York, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication M593, 1748 rolls, roll #682.
  4. [S461] United States Census for 1900 [Twelfth Census of the United States], Hyde Park Township, Chicago Ward 34, Cook County, Illinois, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 1106, sheet 351, dwelling 91, family 93, William C. Pierce household, age 43, born in New York, a stationary engineer renting his home, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication T623, 1854 rolls, roll #290.
  5. [S462] United States Census for 1910 [Thirteenth Census of the United States], Englewood City, Ward 2, precinct 5, Arapahoe County, Colorado, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 15, sheet 12B, dwelling 269, family 271, William C. Pierce household, age 54, born in New York, [burl?] Engineer for the Street Car Co. Owned his home, but with a mortgage, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication T624, 1784 rolls, roll #221.
  6. [S463] United States Census for 1920 [Fourteenth Census of the United States], Los Angeles City, Precinct 132, Los Angeles County, California, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 399, sheet 7B, dwelling 195, family 205, William C. Pierce household, age 63, born in New York, was a stationary engineer renting his home, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication T625, 2076 rolls, roll #114.
  7. [S139] Warren Co., Tennessee, Marriage records, 1852-1961, 4:421, FHL microfilm 571564, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, further cited as Warren Co. Marriages.
  8. [S461] US Census for 1900, Hyde Park Township, Chicago Ward 34, Cook County, Illinois, pop. sch., ED 1106, sheet 351, dwelling 91, family 93, William C. Pierce hshld, married 12 years.
  9. [S1014] Margaret Anita Pierce, Death Certificates.
  10. [S1026] John Thomas Pierce, Birth Certificates, File No. Vol 8, Register 9, p.73 (1889), Minneapolis Division of Public Health--Vital Statistics, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  11. [S461] US Census for 1900, Hyde Park Township, Chicago Ward 34, Cook County, Illinois, pop. sch., ED 1106, sheet 351, dwelling 91, family 93, William C. Pierce hshld.
  12. [S462] US Census for 1910, Englewood City, Ward 2, precinct 5, Arapahoe County, Colorado, pop. sch., ED 15, sheet 12B, dwelling 269, family 271, William C. Pierce hshld.
  13. [S463] US Census for 1920, Los Angeles City, Precinct 132, Los Angeles County, California, pop. sch., ED 399, sheet 7B, dwelling 195, family 205, William C. Pierce hshld.
  14. [S1028] John Thomas Pierce, Death Certificates, File No. 7053 (1960), Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Los Angeles, California.
  15. [S1026] Harry Frank Pierce, Birth Certificates.
  16. [S1028] Harry Frank Pierce, Death Certificates.
  17. [S461] US Census for 1900, Hyde Park Township, Chicago Ward 34, Cook County, Illinois, pop. sch., ED 1106, sheet 351, dwelling 91, family 93, William C. Pierce hshld, Margaret was mother of four children, 3 still living.
  18. [S247] Minneapolis, Minnesota, Birth Records, 1866-1914, FHL microfilm 1498837, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, further cited as Mineapolis, MN Births.
  19. [S190] William Jerome Pierce, Death Certificates, File No. 3-86-30-006617 (1986), Orange County Public Health and Medical Services, Santa Ana, California.