Joseph Anthony Wilkerson

Brief Life History of Joseph Anthony

When Joseph Anthony Wilkerson was born on 9 September 1957, in Biloxi, Harrison, Mississippi, United States, his father, Ovett Henry Wilkerson, was 41 and his mother, Dorothy Ruth Masters, was 34. He died on 27 February 2000, in Metairie, Jefferson, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Biloxi, Harrison, Mississippi, United States.

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Ovett Henry Wilkerson
Dorothy Ruth Masters
Joseph Anthony Wilkerson

Sources (2)

  • Joseph Anthony Wilkerson, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Joseph A Wilkerson, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

World Events (8)

1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

1964 · The Freedom Summer Murders

In what is called the Freedom Summer Murders, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Mickey Schwerner, three civil rights workers, were shot in Neshoba County, Mississippi. They were campaigning to register African Americans in Mississippi to vote. It was determined that the murderers were members of the KKK and Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department.


"Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin landed on the lunar surface while Michael Collins orbited overhead in the Apollo command module. After checkout, Armstrong set foot on the surface, telling the millions of listeners that it was ""one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind""."

Name Meaning

English (East Anglia and South East Midlands): from Middle English Wilkeson, a shortened form of Wilkinson , ‘son of Wilkin or young William’. The -r- is intrusive.

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

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