Wilbert Henry Wise JR

2 March 1908–4 March 1995 (Age 87)
Barberton, Summit, Ohio, United States

The Life of Wilbert Henry

When Wilbert Henry Wise JR was born on 2 March 1908, in Barberton, Summit, Ohio, United States, his father, Wilbert Henry Wise SR, was 26 and his mother, Mae Herring, was 26. He died on 4 March 1995, in Pompano Beach, Broward, Florida, United States, at the age of 87.

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1914 · Florida Involvement in World War I

Age 6

Florida contributed to World War I in several ways. The state's open land and warm climate made for a great military training location. Additional technological and agricultural developments took place in Florida as well. Roughly 42,030 Floridians joined the troops during 1917 and 1918.

Age 23

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a wise or learned person, or in some cases a nickname for someone suspected of being acquainted with the occult arts, from Middle English wise ‘wise’ (Old English wīs). This name has also absorbed Dutch Wijs, a nickname meaning ‘wise’, and possibly cognates in other languages.2 Americanized form of German and Jewish Weiss ‘white’.

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

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  • Wilbert H Wise Jr. in household of Wilbert H Wise, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wilbert H Wise in household of Wilbert H Wise, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wilbert Wise Jr. in household of Wilbert H Wise, "United States Census, 1930"

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