Elizabeth Wilson Pheasant

23 July 1900–12 February 1988 (Age 87)
El Dorado Springs, Cedar, Missouri, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Wilson

Elizabeth Wilson Pheasant was born on 23 July 1900, in El Dorado Springs, Cedar, Missouri, United States as the daughter of Thomas Pheasant and Virginia Elizabeth Wilson. She married Ira Nelson Wetherill on 2 July 1928, in Harrisonville, Cass, Missouri, United States. She died on 12 February 1988, in Kansas City, Clay, Missouri, United States, at the age of 87.

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Ira Nelson Wetherill
Elizabeth Wilson Pheasant
Marriage: 2 July 1928

Spouse and Children

2 July 1928
Harrisonville, Cass, Missouri, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Pheasant


    Virginia Elizabeth Wilson




World Events (3)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1901 · Theodore Roosevelt becomes the Twenty-sixth President of the United States

Age 1

After the Assassination of William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as the Twenty-sixth President of the United States. During his first term he didn't have a Vice President but for his second term Charles W. Fairbanks filled the position.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 4

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

Name Meaning

English (Wolverhampton): metonymic occupational name for a breeder of pheasants or a birdcatcher, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird, from Middle English fesaunt ‘pheasant’.

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

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