Calvin Wilson

25 Nov 1910 - 10 Oct 2001

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Calvin Wilson

25 Nov 1910 - 10 Oct 2001
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I, Calvin Wilson, was born Nov 25 1910. I don't remember too much about father since he died when I was six years old. He sang beautifully. He used to sit with a wooden chair tilted against the wall with one of the children on his lap and sing. He loved children but I don't remember him playing with

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Calvin Wilson


Hillsdale Cemetery

2650 E Road
Panguitch, Garfield, Utah
United States

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July 19, 2015

Ron Haymore

June 2, 2013

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Calvin Wilson

Contributor: ashlin2008 Created: 3 years ago Updated: 3 years ago

I, Calvin Wilson, was born Nov 25 1910. I don't remember too much about father since he died when I was six years old. He sang beautifully. He used to sit with a wooden chair tilted against the wall with one of the children on his lap and sing. He loved children but I don't remember him playing with us very much. He was a serious nature. Occasionally he went from Wilson Canyon for Hillsdale where we lived, moving back and forth for summer and winter. On one of his trips to Panguitch I asked him to get me a pocket knife. On coming home he said he had been to every store in Panguitch an could not find one. To me that was something wonderful. Not having been to Panguitch, I pictured about three blocks lined with stores and him going in and out of them. Another picture I have of him was coming from up the Canyon on a horse at a gallop. Reaching our home he hurriedly dismounted and said, "Another cow in the mud". Our cows grazed in the Canyon above the farm and in early spring the swamps were so soft the cows would get stuck in the mud. Then the team was hitched up and they would go up, tie a rope or chain onto the cow's neck and pull her out. As I grew older we boys and sometimes girls would herd the cows to keep them out of the mud. Often my brother, Don, and I went with the cows in the morning. They were brought home, about one mile, every night. At noon we would climb up on an old building there and watch for Rulon, who was about two year as older than me to come with our lunch. We could hear him shout way down the road and we shouted back and forth until he got there. There were gooseberries and currants in the Canyon and we ate them, climbed the hills and many things until time to bring the cattle home at night. There is a big old tree just above our present fence we called the "Old swing tree". July 24th it became the custom of the people from Hillsdale to all come up. The 24th was celebrated under that tree. A swing was put up and a big dinner spread under the tree. A good time was had by all. In the Spring of 1980 when the lumber Co. in Panguitch cut the timber on both sides of the Canyon and up in it, I suggested to the boss of the cutters that they leave that tree since it held so many fond memories. I was a bit surprised and much pleased when they did it. Now in Aug of 1982, it still stands. I went to school in a one room school house which was the church house. Eight grades all in one small room. Often in the fall of the year five or six of us would walk from the Canyon to Hillsdale to school and back at night--a little over 2 miles. When Father died, in 1916, Mother was left with nine children. The oldest, Eunice twenty years old, the youngest, Leora, was 3 years old. I remember Mother maybe best for her reading. She read almost everything around. She read aloud to the family a lot. I doubt if Mother ever came on a word she did not know that she didn't go right and look it up in the dictionary. She had a wonderful command of words. I don't know now if she ever spanked me. She did switch mylegs gently one time when I ran away to the neighbors. Later on when we were big enough to know better, Rulon and I deliberately disobeyed her. We went to Hillsdale one night when we should be going to bed (we slept outside) only to find the young folks from there had come up to the Canyon. When we got back we went into Mother. She in great love and kindness, said something like, "Well, maybe you have learned something from this. You may go on out and join the party." It was a bonfire just up on the hill from the house. Mother always had a good garden. It was necessary to raise most of our food. Money was scarce. She canned lots of vegetables. As we lived close to the hills and trees she was always picking up sticks for wood. Of course, all our heat was from wood fires. End of what I have on Calvin. It appears that he and his wife never had children, and therefore no one was likely to add any memories for him. I am a distant relative of his, but I thought he deserved to be honored because for years, he took care of the cemetery at Hillsdale out of the honor and respect he felt for his great fore bearers that are buried there. It was his way of honoring them, so now I choose to honor him but adding this bit about his life.

Life timeline of Calvin Wilson

Calvin Wilson was born on 25 Nov 1910
Calvin Wilson was 17 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
Calvin Wilson was 29 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Calvin Wilson was 35 years old when World War II: Hiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Calvin Wilson was 45 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
Calvin Wilson was 54 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
Calvin Wilson was 68 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
Calvin Wilson was 70 years old when The first launch of a Space Shuttle (Columbia) takes place: The STS-1 mission. The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS), taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development. The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981, leading to operational flights beginning in 1982. In addition to the prototype whose completion was cancelled, five complete Shuttle systems were built and used on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011, launched from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Operational missions launched numerous satellites, interplanetary probes, and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST); conducted science experiments in orbit; and participated in construction and servicing of the International Space Station. The Shuttle fleet's total mission time was 1322 days, 19 hours, 21 minutes and 23 seconds.
Calvin Wilson was 83 years old when The Rwandan genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down. The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority government. An estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed during the 100-day period from 7 April to mid-July 1994, constituting as many as 70% of the Tutsi population. Additionally, 30% of the Pygmy Batwa were killed. The genocide and widespread slaughter of Rwandans ended when the Tutsi-backed and heavily armed Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) led by Paul Kagame took control of the country. An estimated 2,000,000 Rwandans, mostly Hutus, were displaced and became refugees.
Calvin Wilson died on 10 Oct 2001 at the age of 90
Grave record for Calvin Wilson (25 Nov 1910 - 10 Oct 2001), BillionGraves Record 15306058 Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States