Williston Wirt

10 December 1897–28 November 1982 (Age 84)
Oakland, Alameda, California, United States

The Life of Williston

When Williston Wirt was born on 10 December 1897, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, his father, Loyal Lincoln Wirt, was 34 and his mother, Harriet Eliot Benton, was 27. He married Genevieve Emily Smith on 8 December 1922, in Highland Falls, Highlands, Orange, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Albany, Alameda, California, United States in 1930 and Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States in 1935. He died on 28 November 1982, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda, California, United States.

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Williston Wirt
Genevieve Emily Smith
Marriage: 8 December 1922
David Bourne Wirt

Spouse and Children

8 December 1922
Highland Falls, Highlands, Orange, New York, United States


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1898 · Oregon Historical Society

Age 1

The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

German: variant spelling of Wirth .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Williston Wert, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Williston Wirt, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Williston Wirt in household of Loyal L Wirt, "United States Census, 1910"

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