Alva Wilson

30 March 1880–
Wayne, Illinois, United States

The Life of Alva

When Alva Wilson was born on 30 March 1880, in Wayne, Illinois, United States, his father, John D. Wilson, was 53 and his mother, Mehetable C. Burroughs, was 34. He married Helena Wilkin about 1903, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States for about 10 years.

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Alva Wilson
Helena Wilkin
Marriage: about 1903
J. Preston Wilson
Helena Opal Wilson
Alva Addison Wilson

Spouse and Children


    Helena Wilkin


about 1903
Sangamon, Illinois, United States


    J. Preston Wilson


    Helena Opal Wilson


    Alva Addison Wilson


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 5

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 32

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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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Sources (3)

  • Alva Wilson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alva Wilson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Alva Wilson, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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