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.
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.