Louisa M Wilson

11 March 1848–20 September 1928 (Age 80)
Colrain, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Louisa M

When Louisa M Wilson was born on 11 March 1848, in Colrain, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, her father, David Wilson III, was 32 and her mother, Maria Harris, was 29. She married William Prosper Fairbanks on 5 August 1890, in Colrain, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 20 September 1928, in Heath, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Colrain, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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William Prosper Fairbanks
Louisa M Wilson
Marriage: 5 August 1890

Spouse and Children

5 August 1890
Colrain, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Maria Harris




World Events (8)


Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 15

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 22

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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)

  • Louisa A Wilson in household of David Wilson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Louisa M Wilson in household of David Wilson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Louisa Fairbanks in household of William F Fairbanks, "United States Census, 1900"

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