Robert Horatio Wilson

1834–12 August 1901 (Age 67)
Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Robert Horatio

When Robert Horatio Wilson was born in 1834, in Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Benjamin Wilson, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Harvell, was 25. He married Catherine Alice Kane on 3 January 1857, in Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Allegheny City, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Lincoln Township, Crawford, Kansas, United States in 1880. He died on 12 August 1901, in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 67, and was buried in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Robert Horatio Wilson
Catherine Alice Kane
Marriage: 3 January 1857
Elizabeth Wilson
Margaret Wilson
Fanny Luella Wilson
Emma S Wilson
Edna Wilson
Alexander T Wilson
William Herron Wilson
Jean E Wilson
Cora Fawcett Wilson
Mamie Lee Wilson

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  • Marriage
    3 January 1857Cook, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors
    Age 4
    Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.
    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 20
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

    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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    Sources (6)

    • R H Wilson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Robert H Wilson, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Robert Horatio Wilson in entry for Cora Fawcett Wilson, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"

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