John W. Wilson

John W. Wilson

Male 1859 - 1937  (77 years)

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  • Name John W. Wilson  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 6 Dec 1859  Redfield, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Feb 1937  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Age 77 years 
    Person ID I3436  Tree2020
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father John Wilson
              b. Abt 1830, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ellen Sloan
              b. Abt 1835, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F15749  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ancestors Effie R. Adsit
              b. 24 May 1885, Redfield, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 4 Apr 1978, Oswego, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 3 May 1905  Redfield, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Second marriage
    Age at Marriage He was 45 years and 5 months - She was 20 years  
    Children 
    Married: 2x1. Hollis A. Wilson
              b. 14 Apr 1907, Redfield Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 2 Jul 1980, Pulaski, Richland Township, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
     2. Marjorie Wilson  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F12099  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ancestors Alice E. Petrie
              b. 16 Oct 1861, Redfield, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 Oct 1902, Redfield, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Notes 
    • Newspaper Article - Thursday May 29, 1884 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Redfield - Married, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. John Wilson and Miss Alice Petrie, both of Redfield. The ceremony was conducted by Rev. C. E. Persons on Wednesday evening, May 21st, and a large number of friends and relatives were present. After the marriage service a bountiful repast was served, and the Redfield cornet band with Dr. E. Tonkin as leader, played several very fine selections. The serenade was a genuine surprise, and the band boys were invited in to partake of some refreshments. The entire affair was pronounced a signal success. We are happy to learn that the newly married are going to locate in this village. Mr. Wilson, the Rome, had purchased a nice house and lot before he caught the bird. All wish them much joy and a long life.
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Edward Tonkin Wilson
              b. 7 Jul 1888, Redfield, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 4 Oct 1967  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     2. Ward A. Wilson
              b. 15 Jul 1885, Redfield, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 30 Jul 1950  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F12087  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married 1884  [3
    Age at Marriage He was 24 years - She was ??  
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F50740  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "John Wilson has long been identified with public affairs in Oswego and is now a member of the Oswego County Board of Elections. He was born at Redfield, Oswego County, Dec. 6, 1858, the son of John and Helen M. (Sloan) Wilson.

      "John Wilson and his wife were natives of Ireland. He was a sailor and when 16 years of age came to the United States and settled at Watertown, N. Y. He sailed on the Great Lakes for many years and became an engineer. Later, in 1855, he located at Redfield, where he farmed. He died there in 1903 and his wife died in 1911. Both are buried at Redfield. Their children were: 1. William S., who died in 1920. 2. John, the subject of this sketch. 3. James S., lives at Redfield.

      "John Wilson was reared and educated at Redfield. He became interested in the lumber business and in 1883 became superintendent of the Tonkin Lumber Company, of Redfield. He served in that capacity for nine years, was superintendent of the H. A. Burritt Lumber Company for six years, and superintendent of the Johnson Harvester Company for 16 years. Mr. Wilson has been retired from business since 1914. In 1892 he was elected county supervisor, and held that office for two terms, being again reelected the third time. His term of office expired on Dec. 31, 1923. He acted as clerk of Board of Supervisors during the year 1923 and the following year he became a member of the Board of Elections. His term of office will expire on Jan. 1, 1935.

      Mr. Wilson was married (first) on May 21, 1884, to Miss Alice E. Petrie, who died in 1902. She was the daughter of James and Jeanette (Guthrie) Petrie, both natives of Scotland. To Mr. and Mrs. Wilson the following children were born: 1. Ward A., born July 5, 1885, lives at Redfield. 2. Edward T., born July 7, 1888, married Anna Dodge, lives at Richland, N. Y. Mr. Wilson was married (second) on May 3, 1905, to Miss Effie R. Adsit, of Redfield, the daughter of Samuel B. and Millie R. (Fox) Adsit. They are the parents of a son, Hollis A., born April 14, 1907. He married Miss Genevieve Franklin, of Pulaski, N. Y., where they reside.

      Mr. Wilson has always been a Republican. He attends the Community Church at Redfield, and is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Maccabees, and the Grange.

      Mr. and Mrs. Wilson reside at Pulaski.

      From:

      The North Country
      A History, Embracing
      Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
      and Franklin Counties, New York.
      By: Harry F. Landon
      Historical Publishing Company
      Indianopolis, Indiana 1932

  • Sources 
    1. [S245] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Year: 1880; Census Place: Redfield, Oswego, New York.
    2. [S570] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;;), Database online.
      Record for John Wilson
    3. [S570] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;;), Database online.
      Record for John A Wilson
    4. [S570] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;;), Database online.
      Record for Ellen M Sloan
    5. [S1773] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;;;), Database online.
      Record for William John Wilson