Wilbur Louis Rolen

Brief Life History of Wilbur Louis

When Wilbur Louis Rolen was born on 19 August 1895, in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States, his father, George Frederick Rolen, was 25 and his mother, Olive Marie Wright, was 22. He lived in Civil District 12, Knox, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Civil District 8, Knox, Tennessee, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 8 October 1970, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

George Frederick Rolen
1870–1927
Olive Marie Wright
1872–1968
Cordie Mae Rolen
1892–1978
Robert Rolen
Wilbur Louis Rolen
1895–1970
Idella Rolen
1897–
Gladys Elsie Rolen
1899–1971
Thomas Rolen
1903–
Edna Rolen
1906–1996
Frank Rolen
1908–
Robert W Rolen
1912–1977
Mary Louise Rolen
1914–2001
James Edgar Rolen
1920–1986

Sources (6)

  • Louise Rolen in household of George Rolen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Wilbur Louis Rolen - Published information: Census record: birth-name: Wilbur Louis Rolen
  • Lewis Wilbur Rolen, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

German (Rölen): unexplained.

Swedish (Rolén): unexplained.

Probably also an altered form of English Rowling or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname.

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

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