Hester Maria Wilson

4 October 1890–after 1980 (Age 89)
Fairview, Fulton, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Hester Maria

When Hester Maria Wilson was born on 4 October 1890, in Fairview, Fulton, Illinois, United States, her father, Abram Wilson, was 28 and her mother, Florence Catherine Swigert, was 27. She lived in Fairview Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died after 1980, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 8109.

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Family Time Line

Abram Wilson
Florence Catherine Swigert
Hester Maria Wilson
1890–after 1980
Robert Abram Wilson
1892–after 1980
Charles Rudolph Wilson
Dorothy Horner Wilson

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World Events (8)

1892 · The Masonic Temple Building
Age 2
The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 6
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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 26
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Will + patronymic -son ‘son of Will’. Will was a very common medieval short form of William . This surname is also very common among African Americans.

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

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Sources (4)

  • Hester M Wilson in household of Abram Wilson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hester M Wilson in household of Abram Wilson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Hester Maria Wilson - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Hester Maria Wilson

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