Wilson Gallion

7 September 1918–1 July 1964 (Age 45)
Carter, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Wilson

When Wilson Gallion was born on 7 September 1918, in Carter, Kentucky, United States, his father, David Gallion, was 32 and his mother, Nancy Woods, was 35. He had at least 2 sons with Carrie Elizabeth Colegrove. He lived in Ashland, Boyd, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Fort Randolph Military Reservation, Cristobal District, Panama Canal Zone, United States in 1940. He died on 1 July 1964, at the age of 45, and was buried in Saunders Cemetery, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilson Gallion
Carrie Elizabeth Colegrove
Wilson David Gallion
Donald Gene “Buck” Gallion

Spouse and Children




    Donald Gene “Buck” Gallion


Parents and Siblings




    Dova Gallion



    Dora Gallian


    Ora Gallion


+7 More Children

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 8

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

Age 13

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

French: from a diminutive of Old French galier ‘man with a cheerful disposition’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Wilson Gallion, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Welson Gallion in household of Dave Gallion, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wilson Gallian in household of David Gallian, "United States Census, 1920"

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