William Burton Wilson

2 July 1926–12 August 1996 (Age 70)
Panola, Crenshaw, Alabama, United States

The Life of William Burton

When William Burton Wilson was born on 2 July 1926, in Panola, Crenshaw, Alabama, United States, his father, Luther Hosmer Wilson, was 30 and his mother, Nettie Kendrick Rucker, was 20. He lived in Crenshaw, Alabama, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 7 Dorman and Vidette, Crenshaw, Alabama, United States in 1940. He died on 12 August 1996, in Eufaula, Barbour, Alabama, United States, at the age of 70.

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Luther Hosmer Wilson
Nettie Kendrick Rucker
Marjorie Rucker Wilson
George Hosmer Wilson
William Burton Wilson

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · The Tuskegee Airmen

Age 15

The first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps were known as the Tuskegee Airmen, after the Tuskegee Army Air Field where they trained. The group flew over 15,000 individual sorties during World War II which earned them over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.  
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 19

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

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)

  • William Wilson in household of Luther H Wilson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Billy Wilson in household of L H Wilson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William B Wilson, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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