Elmer Wilson (1890 - 1965)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Elmer Wilson’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Elmer so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Elmer’s biography.

Elmer Wilson Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Elmer Wilson and his immediate Wilson family. Add to Elmer Wilson's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Elmer.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Elmer Wilson? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Washington

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Elmer finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Elmer attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Elmer did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Elmer Wilson is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Elmer's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Elmer's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Elmer a religious man? Add Elmer’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Elmer during various points of his life.

Timeline

1890 - In the year that Elmer Wilson was born, on June 1st, the U.S. Census Bureau started tabulating census returns with punch cards. Herman Hollerith's "tabulating machine" used punch cards to more quickly compute census information, taking the time to get census results from 8 years in 1880 to 6 years for the 1890 census. Hollerith's company eventually became IBM.

1896 - At the age of merely 6 years old, Elmer was alive when on January 28th, the first ticket for speeding - called "furious driving" - was issued. Walter Arnold of Kent England was fined 1 shilling plus costs - for going 8 mph. The speed limit was 2 mph.

1909 - At the age of 19 years old, Elmer was alive when explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

1958 - He was 68 years old when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

1965 - In the year of Elmer Wilson's passing, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

Elmer Wilson Family Tree

Who was Elmer’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Elmer’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Elmer's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Elmer Wilson
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Elmer's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Elmer Wilson is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Elmer Wilson passed away in February 1965 at 74 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on December 4, 1890. We have no information about Elmer's surviving family. We know that Elmer Wilson had been residing in Washington.

Memories

What do you remember about Elmer Wilson? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Elmer is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Elmer Wilson

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources