Alfred Alden Wilkins

26 September 1885–
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Alfred Alden

When Alfred Alden Wilkins was born on 26 September 1885, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, George E. Wilkins, was 25 and his mother, Augusta L. Priem, was 25. He married Gladys Gaunt on 29 June 1914, in York, Ontario, Canada.

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Alfred Alden Wilkins
Gladys Gaunt
Marriage: 29 June 1914

Spouse and Children

29 June 1914
York, Ontario, Canada

Parents and Siblings

    George E. Wilkins





World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · The Haymarket Riot

Age 1

Protesting to lower the mandated work day to eight hours, a labor rally, near Haymarket Square in Chicago, turned into a riot after an individual threw a bomb at police. As a result, eight people were killed and many more injured. The Haymarket Riot is viewed as a labor movement setback in America.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 31

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English and Dutch: patronymic from Wilkin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alfred Alden Wilkins, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Alfred Alden , "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"
  • Alfred Alden Wilkins, "Illinois, Cook County Birth Registers, 1871-1915"

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