Mrs Lydia Swartz Wilson, who would have been 86 years old the
coming Dec 1, a devout Christian and a life-long resident of Black township and
Mt. Vernon, died unexpectedly at 3:15 o'clock Friday (15 Jul 1955) afternoon at the home of her son, Arnold F. Wilson 329
W. Eighth street.
She was the widow of Andrew Clinton Wilson, a well-known Black
township farmer who died in 1946. Mrs. Wilson and her husband established
residence with the son and his family in 1942.
The late deceased was active for a woman of her advanced age and
was up and about her home yesterday. Death was attributed to a coronary
The body is at the Short-Niehaus Funeral
Home where friends are invited to call after Sunday. The funeral service will
be conducted at Monday in the short Niehaus chapel and
will be followed by burial in Bellefontaine cemetery. Rev. Floyd S.
Stephens, pastor of the South Mt. Vernon Methodist Parish, will conduct the
Surviving are the son; a grandson, Charles C Wilson, a Weather
Bureau meteorologist at Lexington, Ky; and a great grandson, Dean E. Wilson, Lexington.
Mrs. Wilson was the last of her generation. She was born in
Western Black township, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Swartz, who came to
Posey county from Germany. Orphaned at an early age, she was
reared by an uncle, John Schmidt.
in the MethodistChurch dated from girlhood. Her first
affiliation was with PrairieMethodistChurch in Western Black. When PrairieChurch ceased to exist she transferred her
membership in Black Chapel and was a member of Black at the time of her death.
She was also a member of the Woman's Society of Christian Service of