Maxine Eliza Wilmot

9 February 1919–15 November 2008 (Age 89)
Wataga, Knox, Illinois, United States

The Life of Maxine Eliza

When Maxine Eliza Wilmot was born on 9 February 1919, in Wataga, Knox, Illinois, United States, her father, Glenn Amos Wilmot, was 24 and her mother, Retah Margaret Voorhees, was 21. She married Eli Wesley Calkins Jr on 16 December 1936, in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Sparta Township, Knox, Illinois, United States in 1930. She died on 15 November 2008, in Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Wataga Cemetery, Wataga, Knox, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eli Wesley Calkins Jr
Maxine Eliza Wilmot
Marriage: 16 December 1936
Susan Darlene Calkins

Spouse and Children

    Eli Wesley Calkins Jr



16 December 1936
Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States


    Susan Darlene Calkins


Parents and Siblings



    Glenna Mae Wilmot


    Leta Marie Wilmot




    Anna Isabelle Wilmot


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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 6

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of the personal name William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maxine E Wilmot in household of Glenn Wilmot, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Maxine Calkins in household of Eli W Calkins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Maxine Eliza Wilmot Calkins Canon, "Find A Grave Index"

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