Margaret Irene Wilbur

8 July 1920–28 December 2009 (Age 89)
Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington, United States

The Life of Margaret Irene

When Margaret Irene Wilbur was born on 8 July 1920, in Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington, United States, her father, William Albert Wilbur, was 31 and her mother, Elsie Gay Leedy, was 34. She married William Harold Thwing on 1 January 1942, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States. She lived in Taylor Election Precinct, King, Washington, United States in 1940 and Seattle, King, Washington, United States in 1960. She died on 28 December 2009, in Stanwood, Snohomish, Washington, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in East Stanwood, Snohomish, Washington, United States.

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William Harold Thwing
Margaret Irene Wilbur
Marriage: 1 January 1942

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1 January 1942
Seattle, King, Washington, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 20

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

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: variant spelling of Wilber .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Wilber in household of William Wilber, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Margaret Wilber in household of William A Wilber, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mrs William H Thwing in entry for William A Wilber, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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