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Merril H Wilson (1907 - 1997)

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Merril H Wilson
1907 - 1997
Born
December 23, 1907
Death
January 4, 1997
Last Known Residence
Steger, Cook County, Illinois 60475
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Merril H Wilson of Steger, Cook County, Illinois was born on December 23, 1907, and died at age 89 years old on January 4, 1997.
Updated: November 2, 2011
Biography ID: 46500393

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Steger, Cook County, Illinois 60475
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Merril Wilson passed away at age 89 years old on January 4, 1997. Merril H Wilson of Steger, Cook County, Illinois was born on December 23, 1907.

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Merril H Wilson lived 19 years longer than the average Wilson family member when they died at the age of 89.
The average age of a Wilson family member is 70.
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In 1907, in the year that Merril H Wilson was born, the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

In 1942, by the time this person was 35 years old, due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

In 1952, at the age of 45 years old, Merril was alive when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1960, this person was 53 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1997, in the year of Merril H Wilson's passing, on June 26th, the first Harry Potter book by J. K. Rowling was released. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was an immediate success and spawned not only sequels but also movies, video games, plays, and amusement park attractions. J.K. Rowling, at the time of the first book a poor single mother, has become a multi-billionaire.

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