Horace Elmer Wilson

16 January 1871–22 October 1944 (Age 73)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Horace Elmer

When Horace Elmer Wilson was born on 16 January 1871, in Illinois, United States, his father, Milton David Wilson, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Zarilda Rumple, was 31. He married Musetta Williams on 6 November 1912, in Elmore, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 22 October 1944, in Tallassee, Elmore, Alabama, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Kent, Elmore, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Horace Elmer Wilson
Musetta Williams
Marriage: 6 November 1912
Lola D Wilson
Rinda F Wilson

Spouse and Children

6 November 1912
Elmore, Alabama, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Milton David Wilson


    Elizabeth Zarilda Rumple




    Benjamin W Wilson



    Laura Alice Wilson



    Ida May Wilson


World Events (8)

1875 · Alabama Constitution is Ratified

Age 4

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.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 6

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

Age 20

Historical Boundaries - 1891: Elmore, Alabama, United States

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)

  • Horrac E. Wilson in household of Milton Wilson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Homer E Wilson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elmer Wilson, "United States Census, 1920"

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