Houston Finley Wilson

13 December 1916–8 February 1989 (Age 72)
Rockbridge, Virginia, United States

The Life of Houston Finley

When Houston Finley Wilson was born on 13 December 1916, in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States, his father, Finley Houston Wilson, was 37 and his mother, Minnie Althelia Hickman, was 29. He married Thelma Glaydene Oyler on 2 August 1940, in Salem, Culpeper, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 8 February 1989, in Salem, Culpeper, Virginia, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Houston Finley Wilson
Thelma Glaydene Oyler
Marriage: 2 August 1940
Barry Finley Wilson
Elwood Lee Beckner

Spouse and Children

2 August 1940
Salem, Culpeper, Virginia, United States


    Barry Finley Wilson


    Elwood Lee Beckner


Parents and Siblings

    Finley Houston Wilson


    Minnie Althelia Hickman




    Carl Wilson


    Hassle Wilson


    James D Wilson


    Virginia Belle Wilson



World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 1

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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 (3)

  • Houston Wilson in household of Finaly Wilson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Houston Fimley Wilson, "Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • Houston Finley Wilson in entry for Mrs Thelma Oyler Wilson, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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