Francis Alden Wilder

Brief Life History of Francis Alden

When Francis Alden Wilder was born on 11 November 1868, in Sunderland, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Alden Wilder, was 35 and his mother, Jane Emelia Woodbury, was 24. He married Grace Isabella Gunn on 30 March 1898, in Montague, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Leyden, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States in 1910 and Montague, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States for about 20 years. He died on 21 December 1943, at the age of 75, and was buried in Montague, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Francis Alden Wilder
Grace Isabella Gunn
Marriage: 30 March 1898
Emily S. G. Wilder
Ruth I. Wilder

Sources (23)

  • Frank Wilber, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Frank Alden Wilder, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
  • Frank A Wilder, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

1870 · Giving all the right to vote

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Wild 3.

English (South eastern England, especially Berkshire): probably a nickname from Old English wildēor ‘wild animal’.

History: Thomas Wilder is recorded as a freeman of Charlestown, MA, in 1640. He had numerous prominent descendents.

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

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