Percival Maxwell Wilson

Male25 September 1880–6 May 1944

Brief Life History of Percival Maxwell

When Percival Maxwell Wilson was born on 25 September 1880, in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Moses H Wilson, was 36 and his mother, Rebecca Platt Sammis, was 33. He married Emma Elizabeth Downs on 26 June 1907, in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. He lived in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 May 1944, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Huntington Rural Cemetery, Huntington, Suffolk, New York, United States.

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Percival Maxwell Wilson
Beatrice Angus
Marriage: 20 July 1918

Sources (6)

  • Percival Wilson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Percival Maxwell Wilson, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Percival M. Wilson, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    20 July 1918Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 1

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 2

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 18

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    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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