James Robert Wilson

10 September 1874–10 June 1953 (Age 78)
Mobile, Alabama, United States

The Life of James Robert

When James Robert Wilson was born on 10 September 1874, in Mobile, Alabama, United States, his father, John Thomas Wilson, was 43 and his mother, Mary Martin, was 33. He married Mary Ann Smith on 12 September 1895, in Orleans, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1900 and Magnolia Park, Harris, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 10 June 1953, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

James Robert Wilson
Mary Ann Smith
Marriage: 12 September 1895
Walter Wilson
Alice Evonia Wilson
Esther Estelle Wilson
Morris S Wilson
Francis Hope Wilson Sr

Spouse and Children

12 September 1895
Orleans, Louisiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Thomas Wilson


    Mary Martin




    Mary A Wilson


    Hannah N Wilson


    Mary A Brugier Martin


    Sallie Wilson



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · Alabama Constitution is Ratified

Age 1

A constitutional convention was held on November 16, 1875, to redeem the state from the Reconstructionist Constitution which had been adopted in 1868. The constitution reduced the size of government and services provided, lowered taxes and the political constraint on African-Americans. Segregated schools were also established.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 21

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”

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)

  • J R Wilson in household of J F Wilson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James R Wilson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James R Wilson, "United States Census, 1920"

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