Franklin Thomas Wilson

21 January 1870–17 March 1953 (Age 83)
Peterborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Franklin Thomas

Franklin Thomas Wilson was born on 21 January 1870, in Peterborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States as the son of George Wilson and Mary. He married Lottie M Root before 1910, in Michigan, United States. He lived in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Brady Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died on 17 March 1953, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Vicksburg, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States.

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Franklin Thomas Wilson
Lottie M Root
Marriage: before 1910

Spouse and Children

before 1910
Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    George Wilson






World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

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.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 9

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

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.

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)

  • Frank Wilson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Frank T Wilson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frank T Wilson, "United States Census, 1920"

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