Zelia Alvira Wise

Brief Life History of Zelia Alvira

When Zelia Alvira Wise was born on 8 October 1899, in Collin, Texas, United States, her father, Samuel Alonzo Wise, was 31 and her mother, Lew Dora Buchanan, was 21. She married Joseph Clements Clarkson about 1918, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in United States in 1949 and Electra, Wichita, Texas, United States in 1950. She died on 22 April 1986, in Wichita, Texas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Eastview Memorial Park, Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Clements Clarkson
1896–1951
Zelia Alvira Wise
1899–1986
Marriage: about 1918
Frances Lorell Clarkson
1919–1984
Earl Clements Clarkson
1920–1975
James William Clarkson
1925–2003
Lola Mae Clarkson
1928–1991
Florence Marie Clarkson
1931–2005
Thelma Jean Clarkson
1933–1971
Clarence Lloyd Clarkson
1937–2004

Sources (27)

  • Zellie Clarkson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Zelia Wise im Eintrag für Clarkson, „Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935“
  • Zellie Clarkson, "Texas, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a wise or learned person, from Middle English wise, wisse ‘wise’ (Old English wīs). This name has also absorbed Dutch Wijs and De Wijs, a nickname meaning ‘(the) wise’, and possibly cognates in other languages.

English: topographic name for someone who lived by the withies or willows, from Middle English withi, Old English wīthig ‘withy, willow’.

Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Weiss ‘white’.

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

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