Wilson F. Chew

15 December 1887–3 August 1957 (Age 69)
Abilene, Dickinson, Kansas, United States

The Life of Wilson F.

When Wilson F. Chew was born on 15 December 1887, in Abilene, Dickinson, Kansas, United States, his father, James Wilson Chew, was 41 and his mother, Catherine Isabelle Hersh, was 32. He married Mary Lydia Otti on 24 December 1908, in Alfalfa, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Holland, Dickinson, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Stella Township, Alfalfa, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 August 1957, in Burlington, Alfalfa, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Burlington, Alfalfa, Oklahoma, United States.

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Wilson F. Chew
Mary Lydia Otti
Marriage: 24 December 1908
Earl Victor Chew
Milton chew

Spouse and Children

24 December 1908
Alfalfa, Oklahoma, United States


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 3

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 19

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Somerset named Chew Magna, which is named for the river on which it stands, a Celtic name, perhaps cognate with Welsh cyw ‘young animal or bird’, ‘chicken’.2 English: habitational name from places called Chew, in West Yorkshire and in the parish of Billington, Lancashire, named with Old English cēo ‘fish gill’, used in the transferred sense of a ravine, in a similar way to Old Norse gil.3 English: derogatory nickname from Middle English chowe ‘chough’, Old English cēo, a bird closely related to the crow and the jackdaw, notorious for its chattering and thieving.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wilson F Chew in household of James Chew, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wilson F Chew, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wilson Chew, "United States Census, 1910"

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