Cecil Earl Wadsworth

6 June 1916–14 March 2009 (Age 92)
Sturgis, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States

The Life of Cecil Earl

When Cecil Earl Wadsworth was born on 6 June 1916, in Sturgis, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States, his father, Reuben Randall Wadsworth, was 21 and his mother, Mabel Johnson, was 17. He married Nellie Sosami Vereecken-Lillibridge on 6 April 1940. He lived in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died on 14 March 2009, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Cecil Earl Wadsworth
Nellie Sosami Vereecken-Lillibridge
Marriage: 6 April 1940

Spouse and Children

6 April 1940

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 1

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Wadsworth near Halifax, West Yorkshire, named with the Old English personal name Wæddi + worð ‘enclosure’.

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

Story Highlight

Nellie's journal May 11, 1983.

Journal of Nellie Wadsworth May 11, 1983 About 10 PM The telephone rang and I answered it. It was Clyde Black! He said he was calling from the Washington [DC] Temple. He asked if Cecil was there a …

Sources (3)

  • Cecil E Jensen in household of Eugene J Jensen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Cecil Wadsworth in household of Ruben Wadsworth, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Cecil Wadsworth in entry for Sylven Edward Or Butch Babcock, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"

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