Wendell W Wilkins

Brief Life History of Wendell W

When Wendell W Wilkins was born on 8 October 1893, in Canisteo, Steuben, New York, United States, his father, Sheldon "Shell" Irving Wilkins, was 33 and his mother, Mary Anne Roberts, was 30. He married Mabel Amelia Franze on 9 May 1917, in Steuben, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Canisteo, Canisteo, Steuben, New York, United States for about 40 years. He died on 31 March 1947, in Hornell, Steuben, New York, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Canisteo, Canisteo, Steuben, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wendell W Wilkins
1893–1947
Mabel Amelia Franze
1895–1961
Marriage: 9 May 1917
Virginia Wilkins
1919–1920
Betty Jane Wilkins
1922–1995
Russell Wilkins
1927–2010

Sources (14)

  • Wendall Wilkins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Wendell Wilkins - Government record: birth-name: Wendell Wilkins
  • Wendell W Wilkins, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

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.

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English (West Midlands and southern England): variant of Wilkin , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

North German and Dutch: variant of Wilkens .

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

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