James Vance Wilson

Brief Life History of James Vance

When James Vance Wilson was born about 1878, his father, James Wilson, was 38 and his mother, Margaret Gellatly, was 32. He married Ada Cripps in 1906, in New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 16 December 1938, in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, at the age of 61.

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James Vance Wilson
Ada Cripps
Marriage: 1906
James Wilson
Doreen Margaret Wilson
Mona Lilian Wilson
Evelyn Masie Wilson
Maisie Evelyn Wilson
Mildred Violet Wilson
Lewis Norman Wilson
Robert Hugh Wilson
Alfred Russell Bill Wilson
Phyllis Dorothy Wilson
Lindsay Gordon Wilson

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    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Will + patronymic -son ‘son of Will’. Will was a very common medieval short form of William . This surname is also very common among African Americans.

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

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