The following text
was copied from "Corsicana Texas - Compliments of Will S. Knight,
Chief of Police". Pictures for this page were taken from an
original copy. The entire book was reprinted in the Navarro County
Scroll and is used here with permission of the Navarro County Historical
Wilson was born in Monticello, Ark., November 7, 1857, and came to Texas
in 1883, settling at Eureka, Navarro County, where he engaged in farming
and stock raising.
Five years later in 1888 Mr.
Wilson moved to Corsicana and in 1894, he entered the retail grocery
business. On May 1, 1900, he organized the Central Texas Grocery
Company here, with a capital stock of $100,000, and as its president and
active manager has increased this stock to $300,000. Mr. Wilson
served on the Corsicana School Board for eight years, and was elected
City Commissioner in April 1923, by an overwhelming majority leading the
Mr. Wilson's experience and
success in the business world doubly qualifies him for the responsible
position he now holds in the administration of the city's affairs.