Ida May Wilson

30 December 1873–2 February 1953 (Age 79)
Carroll, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Ida May

When Ida May Wilson was born on 30 December 1873, in Carroll, Arkansas, United States, her father, James Chaney Wilson, was 30 and her mother, Tryphenia Dee Fancher, was 18. She married William Booker Smith on 1 January 1890, in Carroll, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Texola, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Dill Township, Kiowa, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. She died on 2 February 1953, in California, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Lindsay, Tulare, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Booker Smith
Ida May Wilson
Marriage: 1 January 1890
Osca Fay Smith
Dora Smith
Joseph William Smith
Tryphena Dee Smith
Ingie D Smith
Charles William Smith
Melva Alice Smith

Spouse and Children

1 January 1890
Carroll, Arkansas, United States


    Osca Fay Smith


    Joseph William Smith



    Ingie D Smith



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings





    Etta Wilson


    Eliza Ota Wilson


    Effie Minnie Wilson


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 18

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

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)

  • Ida M Smith in household of Booker W Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ida Wilsen in household of J C Wilsen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ida M T Smith in household of William B T Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

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