Verna Marie Wilson

6 June 1896–13 July 1985 (Age 89)
Nixon, Coverdale, Albert, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Verna Marie

When Verna Marie Wilson was born on 6 June 1896, in Nixon, Coverdale, Albert, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, Lewis Amos Wilson, was 43 and her mother, Juphena Evelyn Fillmore, was 36. She married Melvin Victor Palmer on 18 May 1916, in Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1930 and Lisbon, Androscoggin, Maine, United States in 1944. She died on 13 July 1985, in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 89.

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Melvin Victor Palmer
Verna Marie Wilson
Marriage: 18 May 1916
Melvin V Palmer
Edgar F Palmer

Spouse and Children

    Melvin Victor Palmer



18 May 1916
Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States


    Melvin V Palmer


    Edgar F Palmer


Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 2

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.

Age 24

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

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)

  • Vinia Wilson in household of Louis Wilson, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Vernon M Palmer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Verna M Palmer in household of Melvin V Palmer, "United States Census, 1920"

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