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Arne H Trelvik

 

David Wilson (1829-1910)

DAVID WILSON
After a protracted illness and much suffering, death released one of the pioneers of Warren County on January 5, 1910 at the age of 80 years, nine months and three days. 
He was the second son of William and Rachel Wilson, who removed here from Woodstock, Virginia in 1827. 
He was married April 4, 1852 to Diannah Garner, whose parents were also of old Virginia stock, coming from the Shenandoah Valley.  To their union were born ten children, eight of whom survive.  Their mother died June 24, 1890.
David Wilson was born near Shiloh, April 2, 1829 and passed his whole life in Warren County, a farmer by occupation, by nature, upright, frugal and industrious, he was known of many and respected by all.
Funeral services were held at the late home and were conducted by the Rev. W. A. Cooper.  Interment at Lebanon Cemetery.

SourceThe Western Star, Lebanon, Ohio, Thursday, January 13, 1910

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Arne H Trelvik
for
John Wilson
18 May 2009

Eliza Wilson

DIED—On the 11th inst. Mrs. Eliza Wilson, of the same disease [cholera].

Source: The Western Star, dated 17 August 1849 (obtained from the Ohio Historical Society, microfilm roll # 19249)

by
Judy Simpson on
11 June 2004

Enos Wilson (1843-1880)

A Sad Case of Suicide.

Mason. Aug. 17. - Enos Wilson, a prominent and highly respected farmer, within two miles of this place, committed suicide by shooting himself through the head. A Coroner's inquest failed to elicit any particular cause for the rash act; but that it was premeditated is evident from the fact that he had purchased a two ounce vial of laudarum yesterday, which he accidentally broke in his piocket, and when he was asked what it was he replied it was medicine. He purchased it at the drug-store of C. H. Brown & Brother, of this place. Mr. Wilson had just purchased a farm, and had been engaged repairing fences and ditches until today. His young wife is entirely prostrated, and grave fears are entertained for her recovery from the shock. Mr. Wilson served with some distinction during the late war, and received a serious wound at the battle of Stone River. - Cincinnati Entuirer.

Source: The Miami Gazette, Waynesville, Ohio, Wednesday, August 25, 1880
Copy from the Obituary Collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society,
406 Justice Drive, Lebanon, OH 45036-2349, (513) 695-1144 - WCGS@co.warren.oh.us

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Arne H Trelvik
19 March 2010

John Lafayette Wilson (1828-1889)
The late Judge J. L. Wilson, of Morrow. Born at Lancaster, Ohio, 1828, died suddenly at his home in Morrow, Saturday evening, December 28, 1889.

Source: The Lebanon (Ohio) Gazette, January 9, 1890
Copy from the Obituary Collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society

Death of Judge J. L. Wilson
Judge John L. Wilson, one of our most prominent county citizens and a gentleman widely and favorably known in legal, political and social circles throughout Southern Ohio and Indiana, died at his home in Morrow, at half-past nine o'clock last Saturday night of apoplexy. Less than hour prior to his death he addressed a citizens' meeting assembled at the Mayor's office in that place, upon the subject of the proposed issuance of county bonds, and was apparently in his usual health and vigor. Five minutes after his return home, while seated in a chair conversing with members of his family he passed almost instantly and without a struggle from life to death.
Judge Wilson was an upright man, honest and fearless in his convictions, an able jurist, a kind husband and father and a good citizen. That is epitaph sufficient. His widow and six surviving children have the earnest sympathy of the community in their great sorrow.
The funeral will take place to-day at 1 p.m. The Masonic Lodge of which he was an honored member will participate in the funeral ceremonies.

Source: The Western Star, Lebanon, Ohio, January 2, 1890
Copy from the Obituary Collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society

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Arne H Trelvik
27 March 2010

Joel A. Wilson

FRANKLIN - Joel A. Wilson, 34, of 251 Moore Drive, died Thursday at Grandview Hospital in Dayton after a short illness.
Mr. Wilson was employed as producer and director of the News and Sports Department at WLW-D.  He was born in West Carrollton and graduated from West Carrollton High School and attended the University of Dayton.
Surviving are his wife, Nancy; two sons, Michael and Keith and a daughter Cheryl, all at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilson of West Carrollton; and a sister, Mrs. Kay Daum of Kettering.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Swart Funeral Home in West Carrollton.  Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 3 to 9 p.m.  The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Montgomery County Society for Cancer Control.

Source: The Middletown (Ohio) Journal, Friday, May 19, 1972

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Vivian Combs Moon
13 September 2008

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Oscar Wilson (27Mar 1877 - 30 Aug 1941)

"Wilson services are held Tuesday
Ft. Ancient Resident Succumbs Following Long Illness.

Funeral services for Oscar Wilson, aged 64, who died at his home at Ft. Ancient Saturday afternoon following a lengthy illness, were conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Vale Funeral Home in Morrow in charge of Rev. C. W. Williams, of Wilmington. Interment was made in Morrow cemetery. Wilson, a bachelor was a resident of the Ft. Ancient neighborhood for many years and formerly a railroader. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Reif and Miss Malissa Wilson, both of New Castle, Indiana."

Source:  The Western Star, Lebanon Ohio, Thursday 4 September 1941
from Dorothy Carter on 15 Aug 2008

I have scant family history. George Albert Wilson born July 26, 1847 Warren Co. OH; married Sarah Jane Williams born Feb. 22, 1847; d/o Simeon D. & Cynthia Ellen (Ward) Williams. She was one of triplets.
They had 9 children: U.S. Grant b. c1870; James, born c1872; Emma born c1873 who married Harry Rife (or Reif) of New Castle, Indiana; Oscar born c1877; Baylis born c1879; Bessie, Ella, Ben N., and Malissa.
1880 Census: George, 32, works as farmer; Sarah, 32, wife; U.S. Grant, age 10; James, age 8; Emma, age 7; Oscar, age 3; Baylis, age 4 mos.

Ben lived in St. Louis, Missouri; Malissa never married and lived in Kokomo, Indiana; Emma and Harry Rife lived in New Castle, Indiana. Baylis lived in Indiana and a Williams family let me copy a photo of him. I was given a newspaper copy of a picture of the triplets which Sarah Jane was one of them.

George Albert Wilson was born July 26, 1847 Warren County, Ohio and the son of William Wilson who married Rachel Compton. This is my ancestor (David and Diannah (Garner) Wilson). George Albert was the youngest of 11 children.
by
Dorothy Carter
18 August 2008
 

Robert Bruce Wilson (1839-1918)

CAPTAIN WILSON CALLED.
Captain Robert Bruce Wilson died at his late home in Toledo on January 3rd, and was buried at Spring Grove cemetery, Cincinnati, on Monday last.
Captain Wilson was a native of Warren County and a brother of Judge William W. Wilson, also of Lebanon, and of Hon. J. M. Wilson, of Washington D.C. He was a soldier during the Civil War and a captain at its close.

He married Miss Isabelle Gould, a Lebanon girl. She and their eldest son, Sterling, preceded him in death. He is survived by two children, Miss Grace Margaret and Cedric Wilson, both of Cleveland.

Source: The Western Star 10 Jan 1918.
Copy from the Obituary Collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society,
406 Justice Drive, Lebanon, OH 45036-2349, (513) 695-1144 - WCGS@co.warren.oh.us

by
Arne H Trelvik
9 March 2007


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