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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Melvin Rufus Wilson
Mary Geneva Laughlin
Marriage: 19 February 1905
Alice Marie Wilson
Doris I. Wilson

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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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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