Melvin Hilbert Wasson

17 May 1894–14 January 1974 (Age 79)
Peoria, Illinois, United States

The Life of Melvin Hilbert

When Melvin Hilbert Wasson was born on 17 May 1894, in Peoria, Illinois, United States, his father, John Thomas Wasson, was 46 and his mother, Mary A L Gilfoy, was 34. He lived in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States for about 5 years and Pleasant Vale Township, Pike, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 14 January 1974, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Sunset Cemetery, Quincy Township, Adams, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Thomas Wasson
Mary A L Gilfoy
Rose E. Wasson
Samuel E. Wasson
Uarel Beatrice Wasson
Chester Alado Wasson
Emma Viola Wasson
Izzetta A. Wasson
John A. Wasson
Melvin Hilbert Wasson

Parents and Siblings

    John Thomas Wasson


    Mary A L Gilfoy




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 16

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish:1. from the Norman personal name Wasso or Wazo ( see Wass ). 2. perhaps a variant of Watson .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Melvin H Wasson in household of Chester A Wasson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Melvin H Wasson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Melvin H Wasson in household of John T Wasson, "United States Census, 1900"

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