George Allen Willson

11 May 1863–19 October 1923 (Age 60)
Manistee, Michigan, United States

The Life of George Allen

When George Allen Willson was born on 11 May 1863, in Manistee, Michigan, United States, his father, Daniel Rugg Willson, was 29 and his mother, Emmaline Amanda Mason, was 30. He married Rebecca Black on 19 September 1885, in Manistee, Manistee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Manistee Township, Manistee, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Manistee, Manistee, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died on 19 October 1923, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Manistee, Manistee, Michigan, United States.

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George Allen Willson
Rebecca Black
Marriage: 19 September 1885
Edith Alvira Wilson
Ralph M. Willson
George Allen Willson Jr
Arthur Raymond Willson
Percival James Willson
Esther M. Willson
Irma Willson
Edwin Irving Willson
Inna E Willson

Spouse and Children

19 September 1885
Manistee, Manistee, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 2

While attending the play "Our American Cousin" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 16

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Wilson .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • George W Wilson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George A Wilson in household of David B Wilson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Geo A Zoilson in household of D R Zoilson, "United States Census, 1880"

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