William John Alexander Wedlake

26 January 1907–1991 (Age 83)
Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of William John Alexander

When William John Alexander Wedlake was born on 26 January 1907, in Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada, his father, Arthur John Wedlake, was 27 and his mother, Alice A. Doherty, was 26. He lived in Detroit Ward 20, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died in 1991, at the age of 84.

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Arthur John Wedlake
Alice A. Doherty
William John Alexander Wedlake
Mary Alice Wedlake

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed
Age 1
Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1909 · The Ford Building
Age 2
The Ford Building was one of the first high-rises to use a steel structural support system. It stands at 23 stories in total height and it held the title as tallest building in Detroit from 1908 until 1913.
Age 22
13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Wedlock .

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

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Sources (4)

  • Wm John Alexander Wedlake, "Ontario Births, 1869-1911"
  • John Wedlake in household of Arthur J Wedlake, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John A Wedlake Jr. in household of John A Wedlake, "United States Census, 1910"

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