William E. Wilson

30 July 1894–August 1971 (Age 77)
Leelanau Township, Leelanau, Michigan, United States

The Life of William E.

When William E. Wilson was born on 30 July 1894, in Leelanau Township, Leelanau, Michigan, United States, his father, William P. Wilson, was 24 and his mother, Mary B. Wilson, was 20. He died in August 1971, in Oakland, Michigan, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

William P. Wilson
1870–
Mary B. Wilson
1874–
William E. Wilson
1894–1971
Florence "Flossie" May Wilson
1896–1972
Ada M Wilson
1906–

Parents and Siblings

    William P. Wilson

    Male1870–Male

    Mary B. Wilson

    Female1874–Female

siblings

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World Events (3)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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

Age 4

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.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 9

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

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 (2)

  • William Wilson, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • William E. Wilson, "Michigan, Births and Christenings, 1775-1995"

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