William Tomie Wildman

14 June 1868–20 November 1923 (Age 55)
Douglas, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Tomie

When William Tomie Wildman was born on 14 June 1868, in Douglas, Illinois, United States, his father, Austin H. Wildman, was 25 and his mother, Hannah Jennie Hodge, was 20. He married Bertha Tippet Blacker on 25 December 1894, in Piatt, Illinois, United States. He died on 20 November 1923, in Monticello, Piatt, Illinois, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Monticello, Piatt, Illinois, United States.

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William Tomie Wildman
Bertha Tippet Blacker
Marriage: 25 December 1894

Spouse and Children

25 December 1894
Piatt, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Hannah Jennie Hodge




World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Age 3

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 17

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Wild , with the addition of Middle English man ‘man’.2 German (Wildmann): from a short form of the Germanic personal name Wilto + Middle High German man ‘man’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Wildman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William T Wildman in household of A H Wildman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William T Wiedman, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

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