Media L Wilson (1913 - 1992)

A photo of Media L Wilson
Add photo
Media L Wilson
1913 - 1992
February 19, 1913
January 1992
Media L Wilson was born on February 19, 1913, and died at age 78 years old in January 1992. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Media L Wilson.
Updated: November 3, 2011
Biography ID: 52586925

Media Wilson's biography

Family, friend, or fan this Collaborative Biography is for you to show & tell Media's life so that she is always remembered.
About Media


This section is to introduce Media Wilson with highlights of her life and how she is remembered. Select the pencil to add details.
Looking for someone else?
Media L Wilson
Most commonly known as
Media L Wilson
Full legal name
None stated
Other names or aliases

Name & aliases

Where did Media Wilson last live?
Last place lived

Last residence

February 19, 1913
Birth location

Birth details


Ethnicity & Family History

What is Media's ethnicity and where did her parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations

Where was Media born and where did she live?


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


Baptism date
Place of worship

Baptism date & location

Was Media a religious woman?


Share what Media did for a living or if she had a career or profession.

Personal Life

Share highlights of Media's life. Experiences, organizations, & how she spent her time.

Military Service

Did Media serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with her life?
January 1992
Death date
Death location
Cause of death

Death details

Funeral date
Grave or burial unknown
Burial location

Gravesite & burial


The below was generated. Please share Media's obituary if available, or write one in your own words to preserve her memory.
Media Wilson passed away at age 78 years old in January 1992. Media L Wilson was born on February 19, 1913. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Media L Wilson.

Average Age & Life Expectancy

Media L Wilson lived 8 years longer than the average Wilson family member when she died at the age of 78.
The average age of a Wilson family member is 70.

Family Tree

Media's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Wilson family tree.

Media's Family Tree

Media L Wilson Media L Wilson


Friends can be as close as family. Add Media's family friends, and her friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio


Nobody has shared photos of Media L Wilson! Please help add a face to the name by sharing a photo of Media.



Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about Media.

Followers & Sources

1913 - 1992 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Media's lifetime.

In 1913, in the year that Media L Wilson was born, ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

In 1928, at the age of just 15 years old, Media was alive when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1938, when she was 25 years old, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1963, Media was 50 years old when the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

In 1992, in the year of Media L Wilson's passing, in April, Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia. The newly created Bosnian Serb army then began a campaign against Muslim Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats - killing, raping, torturing, beating and robbing - and resulting in the deaths of over 100,000.

Back to Top