Wilma Joan Wilson

6 April 1931–30 June 1992 (Age 61)
Colmar, Bell, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Wilma Joan

When Wilma Joan Wilson was born on 6 April 1931, in Colmar, Bell, Kentucky, United States, her father, David Elisha Wilson, was 31 and her mother, Hattie May Wilson, was 26. She lived in Magisterial District 7, Bell, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 30 June 1992, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 61.

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Wilma Joan Wilson

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    Wathema Wilson



World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 5

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 17

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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)

  • Wilma Wilson in household of Dave Wilson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wilma J Wilson, "Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999"

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