Joseph Ruggles Wilson Jr.

20 July 1867–26 February 1927 (Age 59)
Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Ruggles

When Joseph Ruggles Wilson Jr. was born on 20 July 1867, in Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, United States, his father, Rev. Joseph Ruggles Wilson, was 45 and his mother, Janet E. Woodrow, was 36. He married Katherine Francis Wilson on 15 June 1892, in Montgomery, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States for about 17 years. He died on 26 February 1927, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee, United States.

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Joseph Ruggles Wilson Jr.
Katherine Francis Wilson
Marriage: 15 June 1892
Twin (1) Wilson
Twin (2) Wilson
Alice Wilson
Jessie Woodrow Wilson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 June 1892Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 1
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
    1868 · Immigration Station Opens
    Age 1
    On March 23, 1868, the immigration station at Locust Point, in Baltimore opened. It is the third largest port-of-entry on the East Coast. It closed at the beginning of WWI.
    Age 19
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Will + patronymic -son ‘son of Will’. Will was a very common medieval short form of William . This surname is also very common among African Americans.

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

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    Sources (19)

    • Joseph R Nilson, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Jos R Wilson, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
    • Joseph R Wilson in entry for Alice Wilson Mcelroy, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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