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William Young WilkersonAge: 78 years18771956

Name
William Young Wilkerson
Given names
William Young
Surname
Wilkerson
Birth September 22, 1877 28 25
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 3 months)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Birth of a brotherEdwin Irvan Wilkerson
February 20, 1879 (Age 16 months)
Birth of a sisterFlorence Wood Wilkerson
August 31, 1880 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherHarmon Vernon Wilkerson
October 3, 1882 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterVirginia Snow “Jenny” Wilkerson
August 17, 1884 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Puryear Wilkerson
September 19, 1886 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherCarl Lewis “Coon” Wilkerson
May 26, 1888 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a sisterBettie Bola Wilkerson
September 9, 1890 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a brotherJoseph Hollar Wilkerson
August 27, 1892 (Age 14 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 20 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 38 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 39 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 40 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Death of a fatherLewis Cass Wilkerson
June 12, 1920 (Age 42 years)
Death of a sisterBettie Bola Wilkerson
July 20, 1921 (Age 43 years)
Death of a motherEoline Hamlet Puryear
June 28, 1923 (Age 45 years)
Death of a sisterFrances Ethel Wilkerson
September 14, 1929 (Age 51 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 52 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Death of a brotherHarmon Vernon Wilkerson
April 7, 1939 (Age 61 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 64 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Death of a brotherEdwin Irvan Wilkerson
April 25, 1948 (Age 70 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Puryear Wilkerson
September 28, 1949 (Age 72 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 72 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 68 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death February 19, 1956 (Age 78 years)
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father
mother
Marriage: December 5, 1872Graves, Kentucky, United States
20 months
elder brother
Thomas W Wilkerson
Birth: August 5, 1874 25 22Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 24, 1875Graves, Kentucky, United States
18 months
elder sister
Frances Ethel Wilkerson
Birth: January 24, 1876 27 23Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 14, 1929Graves, Kentucky, United States
20 months
himself
William Young Wilkerson
Birth: September 22, 1877 28 25Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 19, 1956Symsonia, Graves, Kentucky, United States
17 months
younger brother
Edwin Irvan Wilkerson
Birth: February 20, 1879 30 26Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 25, 1948Graves, Kentucky, United States
18 months
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
Harmon Vernon Wilkerson
Birth: October 3, 1882 34 30Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: April 7, 1939Graves, Kentucky, United States
22 months
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
John Puryear Wilkerson
Birth: September 19, 1886 37 34Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: September 28, 1949Graves, Kentucky, United States
20 months
younger brother
Carl Lewis “Coon” Wilkerson
Birth: May 26, 1888 39 35Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 10, 1961Graves, Kentucky, United States
2 years
younger sister
Bettie Bola Wilkerson
Birth: September 9, 1890 41 38Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: July 20, 1921Graves, Kentucky, United States
2 years
younger brother
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himself
William Young Wilkerson
Birth: September 22, 1877 28 25Graves, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 19, 1956Symsonia, Graves, Kentucky, United States
wife
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