Wilma Day

1 August 1926–4 August 2010 (Age 84)
Heyburn, Minidoka, Idaho, United States

The Life of Wilma

When Wilma Day was born on 1 August 1926, in Heyburn, Minidoka, Idaho, United States, her father, Daniel Mortimer Day, was 31 and her mother, Hannah Bell Lee, was 26. She married Alvin Dean Decker on 23 March 1943, in Burley, Cassia, Idaho, United States. She lived in Heyburn Election Precinct, Minidoka, Idaho, United States in 1940. She died on 4 August 2010, at the age of 84.

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Alvin Dean Decker
Wilma Day
Marriage: 23 March 1943

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23 March 1943
Burley, Cassia, Idaho, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 3

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 22

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a pet form of David .2 English: from the Middle English personal name Day(e) or Dey(e), Old English Dæi, apparently from Old English dæg ‘day’, perhaps a short form of Old English personal names such as Dægberht and Dægmund. Reaney, however, points to the Middle English word day(e), dey(e) ‘dairy maid’, ‘(female) servant’ (from Old English dæge, cognate with Old Norse deigja ‘female servant’, ultimately from a root meaning ‘to knead’, and related to the word for dough), which he says came to be used for a servant of either sex.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh ( see O’Dea ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wilma Day in household of Daniel Mortemer Day, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Wilma Day in household of Daniel M Day, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wilma Day in household of Daniel M Day, "United States Census, 1930"

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