Donald Ray Wilson

19 January 1946–30 November 1989 (Age 43)
Texas, United States

The Life of Donald Ray

When Donald Ray Wilson was born on 19 January 1946, in Texas, United States, his father, Randolph Leonard Wilson, was 35 and his mother, Bessie Irene Wilson, was 26. He had at least 1 son with Anna Lee Biggerstaff. He died on 30 November 1989, in Motley, Texas, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Floydada, Floyd, Texas, United States.

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Donald Ray Wilson
Anna Lee Biggerstaff
Jerry Don Wilson

Spouse and Children



    Jerry Don Wilson


Parents and Siblings

    Randolph Leonard Wilson


    Bessie Irene Wilson




    Phillip Randolph Wilson



World Events (8)

1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 1

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 3

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.
1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 12

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

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)

  • Donald Ray Wilson, "Texas Death Index, 1964-1998"
  • Donald Ray Wilson in entry for Jerry Don Wilson, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"
  • Donald Ray Wilson, "Find A Grave Index"

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