Timelines for year 1882
Daughter of Harry Rockafellow Wilkinson (b. Rushland, Wrightstown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1882) and wife Mary Agnes Wolf.
Husband, Oscar Chopin, was of French descent and ran a cotton farm and general store. He died of malaria in 1882.
Mayor of Buffalo, New York 
A self-made man who rose from his apprenticeship at his father's scrap metal business in Canada to become the highest paid corporate executive in the U.S., Mayer was not above changing the particulars of his biography. Born in Imperial Russia in Vilna (in what is now Lithuania), Mayer later claimed his birthplace was Minsk (in what is now Belarus), or a village located between the two cities. He changed the year of his birth from 1882 to 1885 (the latter being the date on his tomb), and after being naturalized as an American citizen, he decided that he would celebrate his birthday on the Fourth of July (the exact date of his birth was uncertain, though he knew he had been born in the summer). He added a "B." as his middle initial to give his name more "dignity", and said that it stood for "Burt" or "Burton."
Born at John Street, London, Ontario, Canada. His parents were George Christie and Mary Jarvis. His father was a police constable who died of consumption on April 20, 1882 when Al was only six months old.
Father: (Albert) Arno Merkel born May 9, 1882 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Died December 23, 1969 in Los Angeles, California. Mother: Bessie Phares Merkel died in New York, NY on March 5, 1945. She was 61 years old. Interred in Covington, Kentucky.
Bronco Billy's birth year is sometimes given as 1882 or 1883. According to the census records for Pulaski County, Arkansas (4 June 1880) he was born in 1880.
First heavyweight champion of bare-knuckle boxing from 1882 to 1892. Career record: 38-1. Inducted into the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1954 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.