William Henry Harrison Willson

28 December 1840–16 February 1919 (Age 78)
Commerce Township, Oakland, Michigan, United States

The Life of William Henry Harrison

When William Henry Harrison Willson was born on 28 December 1840, in Commerce Township, Oakland, Michigan, United States, his father, Amos Willson, was 41 and his mother, Hannah Farnsworth, was 40. He married Viola Minerva Burdick on 26 October 1864, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Charlevoix, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Wilson Township, Charlevoix, Michigan, United States in 1910. He died on 16 February 1919, in Boyne City, Charlevoix, Michigan, United States, at the age of 78.

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William Henry Harrison Willson
Viola Minerva Burdick
Marriage: 26 October 1864
Harlow Loton Willson
Minnie Dora Wilson
Olive Blossom Willson
Leo Wright Willson
Orlin Dale Willson

Spouse and Children

26 October 1864
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 14

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Wilson .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William H Wilson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William K H Willson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Harry Wilson, "United States Census, 1880"

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