Stephen Cheney Wilson

31 December 1918–17 April 2003 (Age 84)
Minnesota, United States

The Life of Stephen Cheney

When Stephen Cheney Wilson was born on 31 December 1918, in Minnesota, United States, his father, Donald Wilson, was 28 and his mother, Laura Louise Cheney, was 21. He married Marguerite Swanson Channell on 20 June 1946, in Orleans, Louisiana, United States. He lived in Chisago, Minnesota, United States in 1920 and Bayport, Washington, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years. He died on 17 April 2003, in Great Falls, Fairfax, Virginia, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Arlington, Virginia, United States.

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Stephen Cheney Wilson
Marguerite Swanson Channell
Marriage: 20 June 1946

Spouse and Children

20 June 1946
Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Parents and Siblings





    Jean Wilson


    Donald Wilson Jr


    infant Wilson


World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 13

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.

Age 23

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)

  • Steven Wilson in household of Donald Wilson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Stephan Wilson in household of Donald Wilson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Stephen C Wilson in household of Donald Wilson, "United States Census, 1920"

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