George Wilson

September 1831–25 January 1902 (Age 70)
Mavemacullen, County Armagh, Ireland

The Life Summary of George

When George Wilson was born in September 1831, in Mavemacullen, County Armagh, Ireland, his father, Thomas Wilson, was 43 and his mother, Jane Ellis, was 33. He married Elizabeth Clayburn on 13 October 1866, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Dailly, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841 and Kelvin, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1891. He died on 25 January 1902, in Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Wilson
1831–1902
Cordelia Case
1848–1922
Marriage: about 1883
George James Wilson
1886–1954
James Thomas Wilson
1890–1946

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1883
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1832 · The Scottish Reform Act
    Age 1
    The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.
    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 23
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Will + patronymic -son ‘son of Will’. Will was a very common medieval short form of William . This surname is also very common among African Americans.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Willison
    Will
    Willson

    Story Highlight

    The Life of Rachel Wilson Part I

    This story is copied from The Holfeltz Family History - Compiled by Bert R. Holfeltz October 1966. Rachel Wilson was born February 6, 1843 at Castlehill, Dailly Parish, Ayr County, Scotland. Her pare …

    Sources (20)

    • George Wilson, "United States Census, 1900"
    • George Wilson in entry for George Wilson and Jeanie Clark Nicol, "British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938"
    • George Wilson in entry for James Thomas Wilson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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