Margaret Elizabeth Wilkinson

9 March 1919–30 June 2010 (Age 91)
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life of Margaret Elizabeth

When Margaret Elizabeth Wilkinson was born on 9 March 1919, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, her father, George McClaren Wilkinson, was 21 and her mother, Maude Myrle Fife, was 19. She married Albert Garr Thompson on 16 September 1940, in Cache, Utah, United States. She died on 30 June 2010, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albert Garr Thompson
1916–2014
Margaret Elizabeth Wilkinson
1919–2010
Marriage: 16 September 1940

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 September 1940
Cache, Utah, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1923 · The Ellen Eccles Theatre

Age 4

The Ellen Eccles Theater was originally known as the Capitol Theater and was home to different vaudevilles and operas. The Theater later became solely used for community events and movies. In 1988, popular outcry from the public led to the city of Logan purchasing the theater and a not-for-profit organization was formed to renovate and operate it. Fire destroyed much of the theater's annex in 1990 during a restoration attempt by the city. However, the Theater reopened to a gala performance on January 8, 1993. It is used today for performances of the Utah Festival Opera Company along with the Cache Valley Civic Ballet, Music Theater West, Valley Dance Ensemble, Cache Theater Company, and several Utah State University performing groups.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Wilkin .

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

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Story Highlight

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Wilkinson Thompson in household of Albert Garr Thompson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Margaret Wilkinson Thompson in household of Albert Garr Thompson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Margaret Wilkinson Thompson in household of Albert Garr Thompson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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