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Meta Wilson (1904 - 1999)

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Meta Wilson
1904 - 1999
Born
April 6, 1904
Death
July 7, 1999
Last Known Residence
Yakima, Yakima County, Washington 98908
Summary
Meta Wilson of Yakima, Yakima County, Washington was born on April 6, 1904, and died at age 95 years old on July 7, 1999.
Updated: November 10, 2011
Biography ID: 83017208

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Meta Wilson passed away at age 95 years old on July 7, 1999. Meta Wilson of Yakima, Yakima County, Washington was born on April 6, 1904.

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Meta Wilson lived 25 years longer than the average Wilson family member when she died at the age of 95.
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1904 - 1999 World Events

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In 1904, in the year that Meta Wilson was born, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1924, at the age of 20 years old, Meta was alive when Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1955, Meta was 51 years old when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

In 1988, by the time she was 84 years old, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

In 1995, Meta was 91 years old when on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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