William Wilson (1896 - 1971)

William Wilson
1896 - 1971
updated February 06, 2019
William Wilson was born on December 29, 1896. He died in October 1971 at age 74. We know that William Wilson had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32208.
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William Wilson passed away in October 1971 at age 74. He was born on December 29, 1896. We are unaware of information about William's immediate family. We know that William Wilson had been residing in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 32208.
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In 1896, in the year that William Wilson was born, on August 17th, the first pedestrian v car fatality occurred in Great Britain. Bridget Driscoll, age 44, was walking with her family on the grounds of The Crystal Palace in London when she was hit by a car driven by Arthur James Edsall. Edsall claimed to be going 4.5 mph and Driscoll's death was ruled an "accidental death" after an inquest.

In 1918, at the age of 22 years old, William was alive when in January, President Wilson presented his Fourteen Points, which assured citizens that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and outlined a plan for postwar peace in Europe. The only leader of the Allies to present such a plan, the Europeans thought Wilson was being too idealistic. The points included free trade, open agreements, democracy and self-determination. They were based on the research and suggestions of 150 advisors.

In 1942, William was 46 years old when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1954, at the age of 58 years old, William was alive when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1971, in the year of William Wilson's passing, in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

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May 20, 1918 - Dec 8, 1995
Dec 2, 1914 - November 1977
Mar 1, 1912 - Sep 24, 1990
Jan 13, 1922 - Aug 25, 1996
Jan 1, 1916 - October 1974
Apr 3, 1918 - April 1982
Sep 6, 1922 - Nov 18, 1991
Oct 23, 1917 - Dec 28, 1996
Sep 25, 1921 - Feb 16, 2008
Mar 20, 1906 - Sep 15, 1987
Jul 24, 1898 - November 1984
Nov 14, 1922 - February 1985
Sep 8, 1914 - Sep 6, 2000
Mar 14, 1911 - Aug 23, 2001
Jul 30, 1911 - Jul 30, 1994
Dec 30, 1909 - April 1982
Sep 19, 1899 - March 1971
Sep 12, 1910 - December 1985
Jul 12, 1921 - Dec 22, 2004
Sep 15, 1959 - Mar 6, 1999

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Mar 6, 1919 - October 1986
Oct 9, 1923 - Nov 8, 2010
Jun 25, 1892 - August 1975
Jul 3, 1922 - Nov 27, 1989
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Jun 12, 1907 - January 1981
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