Gerald Reid Wilson

22 February 1903–29 June 1994 (Age 91)
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Gerald Reid

When Gerald Reid Wilson was born on 22 February 1903, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, his father, Alexander Frier Wilson, was 38 and his mother, Sierra Nevada Reid, was 31. He married Fern Luella Talley on 23 June 1926. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Webster Township, Polk, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 29 June 1994, in United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Puyallup, Pierce, Washington, United States.

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Gerald Reid Wilson
Fern Luella Talley
Marriage: 23 June 1926
Elaine Ruth Wilson

Spouse and Children


    Fern Luella Talley


23 June 1926
Des Moines, Iowa


    Elaine Ruth Wilson


Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Frier Wilson


    Sierra Nevada Reid




World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1907 · Pike's Market

Age 4

Pike’s Market is one of the oldest still working farmer’s markets in the US. It is located in Seattle’s central business district, just north of Belltown , and southwest of central waterfront and Elliott Bay. One of the attractions there is the gum wall. 

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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 (2)

  • Gerald R Wilson in household of Alexander G Wilson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gerald R Wilson in household of Alexander F Wilson, "United States Census, 1910"

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