JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
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 ago.

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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