Wilson Elmer Cantrell

19 February 1933–29 October 2014 (Age 81)
Paynesville, McDowell, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Wilson Elmer

When Wilson Elmer Cantrell was born on 19 February 1933, in Paynesville, McDowell, West Virginia, United States, his father, Mathias Jessie Cantrell, was 25 and his mother, Nancy Jane Vance, was 20. He married Virginia Ruth Cantrell on 29 June 1955, in Lebanon, Frederick, Virginia, United States. He lived in Sandy River Magisterial District, McDowell, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 29 October 2014, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Bastian, Bland, Virginia, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Wilson Elmer Cantrell
Virginia Ruth Cantrell
Marriage: 29 June 1955

Spouse and Children

29 June 1955
Lebanon, Frederick, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Mathias Jessie Cantrell


    Nancy Jane Vance




    Emory Cantrell




    Sylvia Marie Cantrell


    James Crockett Cantrell


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 2

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington

Age 8

The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 22

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Cantrell in Devon, recorded as Canterhulle in 1330 , from an unexplained first element + Old English hyll ‘hill’.2 English: from Old French chanterelle ‘small bell’, ‘treble’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a bellmaker or ringer.3 English: diminutive of Canter .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Wilson E Cantrell in household of Matthias Cantrell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wilson Elmer Cantrell in entry for Jimmie Lee Cantrell Jr, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Wilson E Cantrell in entry for Mrs Virginia Ruth Cantrell, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.