Ida Mae Chinn


Brief Life History of Ida Mae

When Ida Mae Chinn was born in 1908, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Walter Elsworth Chinn, was 33 and her mother, Florence Short, was 27. She married James Delaney Wilson on 24 July 1939, in Jessamine, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Woodford, Kentucky, United States in 1935 and Midway, Woodford, Kentucky, United States in 1940.

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James Delaney Wilson
Ida Mae Chinn
Marriage: 24 July 1939
Fred E Heys
Bettye Virginia Wilson

Sources (10)

  • Ida May Chinn in household of Elizabeth Short, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ida Wilson, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Ida Mae Chinn Wilson in entry for Bettye Reece, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 July 1939Jessamine, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 0

    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    1912 · McCreary County Created

    Age 4

    Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.


    Age 33

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Old English cin ‘chin’, as a nickname for someone with a prominent chin or else for a clean-shaven man.

    Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 陳 (see Chen 1) and 錢 (see Qian 1).

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

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