William Franklin Pierce – On This Date in 1854

William was our great great grandfather on our maternal side. He died on this date the 5th of September in 1936.

(^) stands for a generation.

Nelda Grace LaPrarie married to Floyd Dee Adams
^Lucy Dee Wright married to John Alvis LaPrarie
^^Gracie Claudia Pierce married to John Estel Wright
^^^William Franklin Pierce married to Gracie S. Bozone

Interesting Fact:

The following information was obtained from “William Franklin Pierce (1854 – 1936) – Find A Grave Memorial #14025608” created by Ron Manley.

Birth: Sep. 5, 1854
Pike County, Alabama, USA
Death: Dec. 25, 1936
Catahoula Parish
Louisiana, USA


W. F. Pierce married Gracie S. Bozone in
Caldwell Parish on October 24, 1881. She died
in 1890. He married Irene Swayze in Caldwell
Parish on February 8, 1893. He married again
before 1907 to Richanna Thomason.
He died of a heart attack. He had been a
resident of Orange, TX.
He was survived by his wife; four sons, Elisha
M. Pierce, Elbert Elwood Pierce, and William
Sebert Pierce, all of Orange, TX, and Howard
Pierce of Manifest; six daughters, Mrs. Martha
Luticia Ogden of Orange, TX, Mrs. Gracie
Wright and Mrs. Ella Grantham of Manifest;
Miss Daisy Pierce of Corpus Christi, TX; Mrs.
N. D. Kelley of Marysville, CA, and Mrs. B. A.
Williams of Port Arthur, TX.

Burial: Welcome Home Cemetery, Grayson, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana USA

Born in Pike, Alabama, USA on 8 Sep 1854 to Pierce. William Franklin married Richanna Aurora Ederson and had 8 children. William Franklin married Gracie S Bozone and had 3 children. William Franklin married Lovie Irene Swayze and had 3 children. He passed away on 25 Dec 1936 in Manifest, Louisiana, USA.

Source: http://records.ancestry.com/William_Franklin_Pierce_records.ashx?pid=45830252&te=4

2 Comments on “William Franklin Pierce – On This Date in 1854

  1. Interesting find. Elwood Pierce was my grandfather. His son Elbert is my father. Ive never known much about my great grandfather so I was interested in this read.


    • Damon,

      I’m so happy this information has been helpful. I’m gathering as much family history as I can researching the internet. Sorry, I do not have more on the Pierce family, I hope to continue adding more as I find it. Great to hear from you (distant) cuz!

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