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Obituary for Johnathan Melvin Wilson
8 June, 1884 - 17 August, 1959
From The Caldwell News-Tribune,
dated Tuesday, 18 August, 1959
Contributed by
Dennis McIndoo

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Johnathan M. Wilson

     Johnathan Melvin Wilson, 75, 408 Galveston St., died Monday at a local hospital.
     He was born June 8, 1884, at Elly Jay county, Ga.  He moved to Missouri with his parents when he was nine years old, later moving to Fort Collins, Colo.  At the age of 21 he moved to Wilder, where he homesteaded and farmed until he retired in 1942.  He then moved to Caldwell, living here since that time.  He married Margaret Marie Bell in Boise Dec. 26, 1919.  Mrs. Wilson preceded him in death in 1954.
     Survivors include four sons, Donald A. and Melvin E. Wilson, both of Caldwell.  Edward S., Victoria, Texas, and Pvt. Russel L. Wilson, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Rosa Swan, Mrs. Helen Maxwell and Mrs. Laura Murry, all of Caldwell; two brothers, Frank Wilson, Wilder, and Zeb Crawford and Mrs. Lilly Stith, both of Caldwell; and eight grandchildren.  One brother, Thomas Wilson, preceded him in death.
     Services are pending at Peckham-Dakan-Davis chapel.

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