Harriet Belle Wilson

6 April 1873–
Wapella, DeWitt, Illinois, United States

The Life of Harriet Belle

When Harriet Belle Wilson was born on 6 April 1873, in Wapella, DeWitt, Illinois, United States, her father, Rufus Wilson, was 28 and her mother, Mary Malinda Brown, was 20. She married Hiram Emerson Worstell on 19 December 1906. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died in Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Emerson Worstell
Harriet Belle Wilson
Marriage: 19 December 1906
Mary Belle Worstell
Thomas Rufus Worstell
Miriam Jane Worstell

Spouse and Children

19 December 1906


    Mary Belle Worstell


    Thomas Rufus Worstell


    Miriam Jane Worstell


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 12

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.

Age 31

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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)

  • Belle Wilson in household of Rufus Wilson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Harriet Worstell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harriett Worstell in household of Hirum E Worstell, "United States Census, 1910"

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