James William Wilde

30 May 1852–16 March 1922 (Age 69)
Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States

The Life of James William

When James William Wilde was born on 30 May 1852, in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States, his father, James Wilde, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Caroline Camp, was 25. He married Harriet Sofia Hall on 8 October 1872. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Baker Township, Kingsbury, South Dakota, United States in 1900 and Lake Preston, Kingsbury, South Dakota, United States for about 10 years. He died on 16 March 1922, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States, at the age of 69.

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James William Wilde
Harriet Sofia Hall
Marriage: 8 October 1872
William Eugene Wilde
Orlie De Witt Wilde
Mary Wilde
Caroline Mable Wilde
Adeline Mae Wilde
Beulah Frances Wilde
Blanche Amber Wilde
Clifford Onley Wilde

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8 October 1872


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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 5

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 20

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 Irish, English, and German: variant of Wild .2 Dutch (de Wilde) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a violent, unruly, and irascible man, from Middle Dutch wilde ‘wild’, German Wilde ‘wild man’, ‘savage’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James W Wilde, "South Dakota, State Census, 1915"
  • James W Wilde in household of W Wilde, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Wild, "United States Census, 1880"

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