Ben Morrill Wilson

7 December 1919–20 November 1995 (Age 76)
Tridell, Uintah, Utah, United States

The Life of Ben Morrill

When Ben Morrill Wilson was born on 7 December 1919, in Tridell, Uintah, Utah, United States, his father, John Thomas Wilson, was 43 and his mother, Maude Morrill, was 32. He married Emma Louise Bowden on 11 October 1947, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Ouray, Uintah, Utah, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 8 Tridell, Uintah, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 20 November 1995, in Roosevelt, Duchesne, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Tridell Cemetery, Tridell, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ben Morrill Wilson
Emma Louise Bowden
Marriage: 11 October 1947
Michael David Wilson
Jacina Kae Wilson

Spouse and Children


    Emma Louise Bowden


11 October 1947
Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World

Age 2

Utah is home to one of the oldest coasters in the world that is still operational. The Roller Coaster, at Lagoon Amusement park, is listed number 5.
1939 · Hill Air Force Base

Age 20

Named in honor of Major Ployer Peter Hill, Hill Field started as an ill-fated Air Mail experiment. Hoping to be located closer to the Salt Lake City area, the present-day site near Ogden was a clear favorite. In July 1939, Congress gave the green light for the establishment and construction of the Ogden Air Depot. Hill Field officially opened on 7 November 1940. Hill Field officially became Hill Air Force Base after World War II and continued to store and maintain warplanes during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Today the Air Force Base is still in service, but it also has an Aerospace Museum on site where many people visit each year to learn of its history in Northern Utah.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from the personal name Will , a very common medieval short form of William .

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

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Story Highlight

Ben Morrill Wilson & Emma Louise Bowden December 7, 1919 – November 20, 1995 & February 28, 1930 --

Married October 11, 1947 in Maeser, Utah By Ben and Emma Wilson taken from the book “From Then Until Now” Page 944 …

Sources (3)

  • Ben N Wilson in household of John Thomas Wilson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Ben M Wilson in household of John Thomas Wilson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Ben M Wilson in household of John T Wilson, "United States Census, 1940"

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