Robert Frank Wilson

19 January 1925–1 April 1993 (Age 68)
Waterloo Township, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Robert Frank

When Robert Frank Wilson was born on 19 January 1925, in Waterloo Township, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, his father, Robert Mathias Wilson, was 25 and his mother, Mingo Beatrice Mahanna, was 21. He lived in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States in 1930 and Cudahy, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States in 1940. He died on 1 April 1993, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 68.

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Robert Mathias Wilson
Mingo Beatrice Mahanna
Robert Frank Wilson
Norman Eugene Wilson

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World Events (8)

1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 1

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 19

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Robert Wilson in household of Robert Wilson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert F Wilson in household of Robert M Wilson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert Wilson in entry for Robert M Wilson, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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