Alson Leon Viles

7 January 1890–25 October 1918 (Age 28)
Muscotah, Atchison, Kansas, United States

The Life of Alson Leon

When Alson Leon Viles was born on 7 January 1890, in Muscotah, Atchison, Kansas, United States, his father, Henry T Viles, was 32 and his mother, Jennie A Platt, was 36. He lived in Kapioma Township, Atchison, Kansas, United States for about 15 years. He died on 25 October 1918, in Germany, at the age of 28, and was buried in Muscotah, Atchison, Kansas, United States.

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Henry T Viles
Jennie A Platt
Eva L Viles
Mabel Viles
Alson Leon Viles
Herman Sidney Viles
Trina Viles

Parents and Siblings


    Jennie A Platt




World Events (7)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 10

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 English: unexplained; possibly a variant spelling of Vials, a variant of Vial .2 Hispanic: unexplained.

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

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Alson's death

Alson died in a German prison camp at the age of 28. He was a member of Company L 140 Infantry 35 Division.

Sources (3)

  • Alson Viles in household of Jennie Viles, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • Allison L Viles in household of Henry Viles, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alson Viles in household of Mrs. Jennie Viles, "United States Census, 1910"

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