Elsie May Baser

10 February 1870–7 January 1922 (Age 51)
Caledonia Township, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Elsie May

When Elsie May Baser was born on 10 February 1870, in Caledonia Township, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States, her father, Aaron Baser, was 21 and her mother, Amanda Ellen McDonald, was 21. She married James William Wilson on 24 January 1887, in Riga, Lenawee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Portage Township, Ottawa, Ohio, United States in 1920. She died on 7 January 1922, in Port Clinton, Ottawa, Ohio, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Port Clinton, Ottawa, Ohio, United States.

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James William Wilson
Elsie May Baser
Marriage: 24 January 1887
Nellie M Wilson
Clarence Leroy Wilson
Gertrude Ruth Wilson
Pearle Harriet Wilson
James C Wilson
Delbert C. Wilson
Grace Ellen Wilson
Al J. Wilson

Spouse and Children

24 January 1887
Riga, Lenawee, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 9

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Age 16

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

German (also Böser): nickname for a malicious man, from an agent derivative of Middle High German bōsen ‘to do evil’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mammie Wilson in household of James Wilson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elsie Wilson in household of James Wilson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • May E Baser in household of Aaron Baser, "United States Census, 1880"

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