Rachel Mary Wilson

29 March 1917–2 December 1996 (Age 79)
Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Rachel Mary

When Rachel Mary Wilson was born on 29 March 1917, in Oklahoma, United States, her father, Lee Edward Wilson, was 31 and her mother, Eva Pearl Walker, was 28. She married Franklin Wayne Griffiths on 12 September 1937, in Jerome, Jerome, Idaho, United States. She lived in Churchill, Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1920 and Burley, Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1930. She died on 2 December 1996, at the age of 79.

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Franklin Wayne Griffiths
Rachel Mary Wilson
Marriage: 12 September 1937

Spouse and Children

12 September 1937
Jerome, Jerome, Idaho, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Edward Charles Wilson


    Ruland A. Wilson


    Harold William Wilson



    Marjorie D Wilson


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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 4

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Rachel Mary Wilson Griffith in household of Franklin Wayne Griffith, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Rachal Wilson in household of Lee Wilson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rachael Wilson in household of Lee Wilson, "United States Census, 1930"

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