Ethel Eilene Wilkinson

Female19 February 1924–28 March 1999

Brief Life History of Ethel Eilene

When Ethel Eilene Wilkinson was born on 19 February 1924, in Mound Valley Township, Labette, Kansas, United States, her father, Billy Kid Wilkinson, was 34 and her mother, Joyce Gabrelia Estabrooks, was 32. She had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with James Leroy Mespelt. She lived in Pleasant Valley, Cowley, Kansas, United States in 1930 and Mound Valley, Labette, Kansas, United States in 1940. She died on 28 March 1999, in Punta Gorda, Charlotte, Florida, United States, at the age of 75.

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James Leroy Mespelt
Ethel Eilene Wilkinson
Paul Lee Mespelt
Jean Ann Mespelt
Sandra Eileen Mespelt
William Lewis Mespelt
Robert Wayne Mespelt
Deborah Kay Mespelt

Sources (7)

  • Ethel J Wilkinson, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Ethel Eileene Wilkinson, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Ethel E Mespelt, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 3

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic (‘son of Wilkin’) from Wilkin . Compare Wilkerson .

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

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