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Elder S. M. Wilson

Elder S. M. WILSON was born in Tennessee August 22, 1838, died at 
his home in Mt. Vernon, IL., October 5, 1913, age 75y1m17d. He was 
married to Miss Rebecca H. OSBORN December 5, 1865; to this union 
eight children were born; three are dead, five living. After her 
death he was married to Miss Isadora COARSEN; to this union no children 
were born. After she departed for the Happy Land, he married Mrs. 
Mary DAVIS, who survives him.

"Uncle Sam," as he was commonly known, professed faith in Christ 
about 60 years ago and lived faithful until the end. He was ordained 
a Missionary Baptist minister about 41 years ago. He had been a faithful
 member of the Oak Grove Church ever since he was converted until he 
 moved his membership to the Park Avenue Baptist Church about 3 months 

He leaves to mourn their loss, a wife, five children: Mrs. Martha COARSEN, 
Mrs. Sarah NANCE, Mrs. Rose VAUGHN, Mrs. Dora VANATTA, & Isaac WILSON; 
four step-children: Mrs. N. NEIL, Mrs. Zoada GREEN, Frank DAVIS and 
Miss Jennie DAVIS; one sister, Mrs. S. E. MULVANEY and one brother, 
A. H. WILSON; besides a host of friends & relatives.

We the members of the Park Avenue Baptist Church, feel we have lost 
a good and faithful member; his friends feel they have lost a good friend; 
his children know they have lost a kind and loving father; and his wife 
realizes she has lost a good companion. 

The funeral was preached by Rev. SMITH at Oak Grove, afther which the remains 
were laid to rest in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Source: Mt. Vernon, IL Register-News
Date:  Thursday, 09 OCtober 1913
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta

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