Melvin Rufus Wilson

Brief Life History of Melvin Rufus

When Melvin Rufus Wilson was born on 12 March 1884, in Industry, McDonough, Illinois, United States, his father, James Vance Wilson, was 48 and his mother, Clarissa Rice Adkisson, was 42. He married Mary Geneva Laughlin on 19 February 1905. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 January 1957, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Melvin Rufus Wilson
1884–1957
Mary Geneva Laughlin
1885–1966
Marriage: 19 February 1905
Alice Marie Wilson
1909–1992
Doris I. Wilson
1912–2004

Sources (12)

  • Melvin Wilson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Milvin Rufus Wilson, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Melvin Rufus Wilson - Published information: death: 1 January 1957; Illinois, United States

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The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

1886

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1904

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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.

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