Mary Fidelia Wilson

1854–Female
Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Fidelia

When Mary Fidelia Wilson was born in 1854, in Illinois, United States, her father, Liberty Wilson, was 35 and her mother, Catharine Stump, was 36. She lived in Richland Township, Warren, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Washington Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

Liberty Wilson
1819–1882
Catharine Stump
1818–1879
Stanley B Wilson
1840–1925
William Franklin Wilson
1842–1935
Elizabeth Catherine Wilson
1843–1916
Mattew Riley Wilson
1846–1914
Margaret Wilson
1848–
Mary Fidelia Wilson
1854–
Lester Wilson
1863–

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 2

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1863

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 31

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from the personal name Will , a very common medieval short form of William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Phema Edwards in household of Liberty Wilson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Wilson in household of Liberty Wilson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Fidelia Wilson in household of Liberty Wilson, "United States Census, 1860"

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