Obit: Ayer, William W. & Ella M.
Contact: Kathleen Englebretson

Surnames: Ayer, Nice

----Sources: Cemetery Photo & Records, Census Reports, Draft Records

William Ayer (1877 - 1965) was the son of Cullen and Mary Jane (Lampshire) Ayer (1889 - 1920).  Both he and his wife Ella M. (Nice) are buried in the Brighton Cemetery, Unity, Wisconsin.

1900 Federal Census, ED 16 Beaver & Unit towns, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 10, family 169

William W Ayer, white, single male

Household Members
Head Cullen Ayer M 59 (Mar 1841) Maine
Wife Mary J Ayer F 53 (Feb 1847) England
Son Cullen Ayer M 29 (Jan 1871) Wisconsin
Son William W Ayer M 23 (Oct 1877) Wisconsin
Son Leonard Ayer M 21 (May 1879) Wisconsin
Daughter Mary J Ayer F 19 (Jan 1881) Wisconsin
Daughter Bellva L Ayer F 16 (Dec 1884) Wisconsin
Son Owen Ayer M 18 (Sep 1882) Wisconsin
Daughter Leah G Ayer F 14 (Jan 1886) Wisconsin
Daughter Adelia Ayer F 12 (May 1888) Wisconsin
Son Walter Ayer M 9 (May 1891) Wisconsin

1910 Federal Census, Unity, Clark, Wisconsin, pg. 17

Ellie M Ayer, white married female
Father's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Mother's Birthplace: Wisconsin

Household Members
Head: William Ayer M 32y (1877) Wisconsin
Wife: Ellie M Ayer F 21y (1889) Wisconsin
Daughter: Alice Ayer F 2y (1908) Wisconsin


1920 Federal Census, Marathon, Wisconsin


William Ayer, white, married male
Father's Birthplace: Maine
Mother's Birthplace: England

Household Members
Head: William Ayer M 42y Wisconsin
Spouse: Ella M Ayer F 27y Wisconsin
Daughter: Alice Ayer F 12y Wisconsin
Son: Cullen Ayer M 8y Wisconsin


1917-1918 World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards


William Ayer
Event Type: Draft Registration
Event Place: Clark County, Wisconsin, United States
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 02 Oct 1877, 41 yrs.

Medium height and build, blue eyes, brown hair
Birthplace: United States
Nationality: United States

Contact: Ella Ayer, 4 Neillsville, Wis.



William and Ella M. Ayer were buried in the Brighton Cemetery in Unity, Wis.



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