Wilson Jones (1905 - 1972)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

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

Wilson Jones Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Wilson Jones and his immediate Jones family. Add to Wilson Jones'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 Wilson.

Burial / Funeral

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

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Opa Locka, Miami-Dade County, Florida

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

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

Professions

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

Military Service

It is unknown if Wilson Jones is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Wilson's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Wilson's nationality.

Religion

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

Gender

Male

Family Photos

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

Timeline

1905 - In the year that Wilson Jones was born, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

1911 - At the age of just 6 years old, Wilson was alive when British physicist Ernest Rutherford (born in New Zealand), along with German physicist Hans Geiger, discovered the structure of an atom. He found that atoms had nuclei (a nucleus) and were circled by electrons, much as planets orbit the sun.

1917 - Wilson was only 12 years old when Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari was convicted and executed as a German spy. Since Mata Hari, born Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod, was a citizen of the Netherlands (which remained neutral in World War 1), she could travel freely in Europe. Her travels (and her romantic entanglements) raised suspicion and she was arrested by the French and found guilty. There is still controversy about her guilt although her name has become synonymous with a seductive female spy.

1967 - He was 62 years old when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

1972 - In the year of Wilson Jones's passing, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

Wilson Jones Family Tree

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

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

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

Obituary

This obit of Wilson Jones 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.

Wilson Jones passed away in August 1972 at 67 years old. There is no known cause of death. He was born on July 9, 1905. We have no information about Wilson's immediate family. We know that Wilson Jones had been residing in Opa Locka, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Memories

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

Write a comment

Other Records of Wilson Jones

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources