Harriet Elmina Wilson

FemaleJanuary 1877–before 1930

Brief Life History of Harriet Elmina

When Harriet Elmina Wilson was born in January 1877, in Pleasant Valley, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States, her father, Jesse Duff Wilson, was 41 and her mother, Serepta Almina Wheelock, was 36. She had at least 1 son with Leroy Orsenus Greene. She lived in Cass Township, Cass, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Albert Lea, Freeborn, Minnesota, United States in 1910. She died before 1930, in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leroy Orsenus Greene
Harriet Elmina Wilson
Leroy Greene

Sources (9)

  • Harriet W Green in household of Harriet Green, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Harriet Elmina Wilson, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"
  • Harriet E Greene in entry for Leroy O Greene, "United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933"

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Children (1)

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Siblings (5)

World Events (8)

1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 0

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 15

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Will + patronymic -son ‘son of Will’. Will was a very common medieval short form of William . This surname is also very common among African Americans.

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

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