T. Wilson, well-known Caldwell business man for the past ten
years, died Tuesday evening at his home following a heart
attack. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon
at 3 o'clock at the Presbyterian church with Dr. James A.
Millar of the College of Idaho in charge. Interment will
be in the Elks plot of the Canyon Hill cemetery.
Mr. Wilson was born 64 years ago in Chattanooga, Tenn.
At an early age he settled in St. Louis, Mo., where he lived
for a number of years. While in St. Louis he joined the
Missouri National Guard and was in the service during the
Spanish-American war, missing Cuban duty by only a few hours..
While still a young man Mr. Wilson left St. Louis for Butte,
Mont. where he secured employment with the Davidson Wholesale
Grocery company, officials of which were relatives of his
family. Shortly after he established connections with
the grocery firm he left it to attach himself with a large
department store at Butte where he developed a strong
friendship with the Henry Hathaway family which ultimately
terminated in a 22 year partnership in a general merchandise
establishment at Silver Star, Mont., a small mining camp.
About ten years ago, at the death of Philip Wilson, his
deceased brother, encouraged Mr. Wilson to come to Idaho and
go into business with him. The two brothers
engaged in the mercantile business formerly operated by
Cupples and Mitchell. This partnership terminated at the
death of Philip Wilson in 1935 and a new partnership was
founded between Mr. Wilson and E. H. Petry in February, 1936.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his widow, a son Frank B. Wilson;
his wife's mother, Mrs. Agnes Hammerle, who has made her home
with the family for the past 18 years, and three half sisters,
Mrs. A. G. Brading, Mrs. G. C. Lynch and Miss Irene Wilson,
all of whom reside in Tennessee.
Wilson was a member of the Caldwell Elk's lodge, the local
Masonic lodge, the Kiwanis club and the Nampa Spanish American
The body is at the Peckham