Grace Ethel Wilson

24 March 1892–14 July 1964 (Age 72)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Grace Ethel

When Grace Ethel Wilson was born on 24 March 1892, in Illinois, United States, her father, John Wilson, was 27 and her mother, Mrs Ida Mae Wilson, was 22. She married Clarence M Thompson on 4 July 1912, in Hamilton, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Heyworth, McLean, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Downs, McLean, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 14 July 1964, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in McLeansboro, Hamilton, Illinois, United States.

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Clarence M Thompson
Grace Ethel Wilson
Marriage: 4 July 1912
Clyde Wilson Thompson
Ethel Louise Thompson

Spouse and Children

4 July 1912
Hamilton, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Wilson


    Mrs Ida Mae Wilson




World Events (8)

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 1

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 20

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)

  • Grace Thompson in household of Clarence M Thompson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Grace E Thompson in household of Clarence M Thompson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Grace E Thompson in household of Clarence M Thompson, "United States Census, 1920"

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