William Eli Wigle

Brief Life History of William Eli

When William Eli Wigle was born on 25 July 1860, in Mersea Township, Essex, Ontario, Canada, his father, John Wigle I, was 30 and his mother, Jane Gaines, was 28. He married Marvilla Prosser on 19 September 1881, in Essex, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 18 March 1911, in Leamington, Essex, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 50, and was buried in Leamington, Essex, Ontario, Canada.

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William Eli Wigle
Marvilla Prosser
Marriage: 19 September 1881
Carl Wigle

Sources (6)

  • William Wigle in household of John Wigle, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • William Wigle, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • William Eli Migle, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.


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

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of German Weigel .

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

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