Alice Wilson

13 January 1893–1953 (Age 60)
Passaic, Passaic, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Alice

When Alice Wilson was born on 13 January 1893, in Passaic, Passaic, New Jersey, United States, her father, William Wilson, was 24 and her mother, Phoebe Jane DeGroat, was 25. She died in 1953, in Passaic, Passaic, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

James McDonald Collins
1895–
Alice Wilson
1893–1953

Spouse and Children

    James McDonald Collins

    Male1895–Male

    Female1893–1953Female

Parents and Siblings

    William Wilson

    Male1868–1930Male

    Phoebe Jane DeGroat

    Female1867–1921Female

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1894

Age 1

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 16

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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 (1)

  • Alice Collins in household of William Wilson, "United States Census, 1920"

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