Wilton Churchill (1900 - 1972)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

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

Wilton Churchill Biography & Family History

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

Burial / Funeral

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

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

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

Professions

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

Military Service

It is unknown if Wilton Churchill is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Wilton's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Wilton's nationality.

Religion

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

Gender

Male

Family Photos

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

Timeline

1900 - In the year that Wilton Churchill was born, artist Henri Matisse, born in 1869 in France, began the fauvist movement. Only lasting a few years in popularity (ending around 1904), fauvism was in many ways the beginning of modern art. Matisse was fond of bright, vibrant colors and used them in his paintings - contrary to the muted use of color previously. While the fauvist movement declined in popularity, Matisse did not and he went on to create many more works of art and even a museum for his work, 2 years before his death in 1954. (In French, les Fauves means "the wild beasts". Matisse and those who followed his example were called "beasts" because of the bold colors that they used in their artwork.)

1922 - Wilton was 22 years old when on November 4th, British Egyptologists George Carnarvon and Howard Carter unearthed the first step leading to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. By the end of the month they had unearthed the steps and broken through the door into the intact tomb. This was the only tomb that had remained unlooted that had been found (and is, to date). Filled with gold, jewels, and ancient everyday items, the find was priceless - in terms of money and history.

1944 - He was 44 years old when on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

1960 - By the time he was 60 years old, 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.

1972 - In the year of Wilton Churchill'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.

Wilton Churchill Family Tree

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

Wilton's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Wilton Churchill
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

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

Obituary

This obit of Wilton Churchill 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.

Wilton Churchill died in December 1972 at 72 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for Wilton. He was born on October 20, 1900. There is no information about Wilton's family or relationships. We know that Wilton Churchill had been residing in Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia.

Memories

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

Write a comment

Other Records of Wilton Churchill

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources