Lettie Viola Stiff

14 November 1894–28 October 1948 (Age 53)
Dunnigan, Yolo, California, United States

The Life of Lettie Viola

When Lettie Viola Stiff was born on 14 November 1894, in Dunnigan, Yolo, California, United States, her father, Wilford Edward Stiff, was 29 and her mother, Fannie Mae Jones, was 23. She married Francis Jacob Wilson in 1915, in California, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Crockett, Contra Costa, California, United States in 1920 and Judicial Township 15, Contra Costa, California, United States in 1940. She died on 28 October 1948, at the age of 53, and was buried in Alhambra Cemetery, Martinez, Contra Costa, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Jacob Wilson
1870–1931
Lettie Viola Stiff
1894–1948
Marriage: 1915
Anna Gertrude Wilson
1916–1998
Ann Willson
Wilford " Buddy" Wilson
1917–1926
Daniel Paul Wilson
1919–2000
Frances Viola Wilson
1922–
Mary Doris Wilson
1925–2008
Louis Canapa Wilson
1929–2010

Spouse and Children

    Francis Jacob Wilson

    Male1870–1931Male

    Female1894–1948Female

MARRIAGE
1915
California, United States
children

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Wilford Edward Stiff

    Male1865–1939Male

    Fannie Mae Jones

    Female1870–1926Female

siblings

(10)

    Ethel Alma Stiff

    Female1893–1924Female

    Female1894–1948Female

    Elizabeth Stiff

    Female1896–1908Female

    Isaac Edward Stiff

    Male1898–1956Male

    Female1900–1976Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 12

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 15

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English stif ‘rigid’, ‘inflexible’, hence a nickname for someone who had difficulty in bending. The term was also used in a transferred sense of character (generally in the approving sense ‘resolute’, ‘steadfast’) from the 12th century, and this use may lie behind many examples of the surname.

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

Sources (3)

  • Lottie Vranjish in household of Jack Vranjish, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lettie V Wilson in household of Frank Wilson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lottie V Stiff in household of William Stiff, "United States Census, 1910"

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