Ada Elizabeth Wilds

Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of Ada Elizabeth

When Ada Elizabeth Wilds was born in 1861, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, her father, Barney Wilds, was 27 and her mother, Lucretia Hoadley, was 26. She married Jonathan George Armstrong on 12 October 1887, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Detroit Ward 9, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1910.

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Jonathan George Armstrong
Ada Elizabeth Wilds
Marriage: 12 October 1887
Bernerd Wilds Armstrong
Lucretia G. Armstrong

Spouse and Children

12 October 1887
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · The Railroad Refrigerator Car

Age 7

During the mid-19th century, attempts were made to ship perishable products by rail. The Western Railroad of Massachusetts was the first to experiment with the concept, but it was only functional in cold weather. In 1868, William Davis, of Detroit, patented a refrigerator car that used a frozen mixture of ice and salt to keep everything cold for shipment. It could be used in all weather and in all seasons. He sold the design to George H. Hammond, a Detroit meat packer, who built a set of cars to transport his products to Boston using ice from the Great Lakes for cooling.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 35

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: variant of or patronymic from Wild .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ada E Armstrong, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ade Wilds in household of Barney Wilds, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ada Wilds in household of Barney Wilds, "United States Census, 1880"

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