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William Hansford Pearson
Birth: Jun. 17, 1899
Alton
Crawford County
Indiana, USA
Death: Feb. 12, 1986
Madisonville
Hopkins County
Kentucky, USA

William Hansford Pearson was married to Ella Payne, daughter of Hanson Payne and Prudence Gamble. They had 6 children together. His parents were William H Pearson and Elizabeth Dean, both born in Alton, Indiana.
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William was a member of the United States Army. He was part of the cavalry. Details were lost to the fire at the National Personnel Records Center in 1973.

Details they did find were as follows:

William H Pearson
1 056 700
Army of the United States

Service Dates:

PFC
December 6, 1917 to December 31, 1918

PFC
May 3, 1919 to July 12, 1920

Private (no class designation on form)
January 21, 1922 to April 28, 1925

Honorable Discharge all three times.
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William's first wife was Rhoda Henrietta Black, daughter of Joseph M. Black and Rhoda M. Elliot. They were married on November 8, 1919 and divorced, according to family, "when he came back from the service".

After Ella Payne Pearson passed away, William moved in with Rhoda Henrietta Palmer, whose husband had recently passed away. He helped to take care of her until she died.

He was then married to Oma Lee Ebling (nee Gibson)on June 19, 1981. This was his third and her fourth marriage. They were divorced quickly after their marriage.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Elizabeth Dean Pearson (1880 - 1916)
 
 Spouse:
  Ella Payne Pearson (1907 - 1973)
 
 Children:
  Richard Stanton Pearson (1928 - 1978)*
 
 Sibling:
  William Hansford Pearson (1899 - 1986)
  Elsie Beatrice Pearson Harris (1901 - 1973)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ridge Top Cemetery
Crofton
Christian County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Balthazar
Record added: May 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19475941
William Hansford Pearson
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- Judy
 Added: Mar. 16, 2012
Happy Anniversary!
- Balthazar
 Added: Sep. 29, 2009
Rest in Peace, William.
- Mary
 Added: Nov. 23, 2008
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