|Birth: ||Apr. 11, 1825|
Rhode Island, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 28, 1899|
Six Children altogether (four surviving)
G. F. Wilson
A Leading Citizen of Morenci's Earlier Days Has Gone To the Beyond - Death of George W. Wilson, Once Promonent In Busiess and General Local Affairs.
A resident of Morenci from the earlier days of its rise and progress, died at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. In 1884 he suffered a stroke of paralysis, but, under treatment of the late Dr. Chappell, sufficiently recovered so that he again became quite active and, to a certain extent, able to engage in business matters. Within recent years, however, his physical powers declined and he was incapacitated from work. He had been confined to the house for some time and gradually failed until the final end.
Mr. Wilson was born at Pascoag, Rhode Island, April 11, 1825, so that he was in his 75th year. He located in the hamlet of Morenci in 1852, but had previously been here to look after some investments of his father.
Franklin Cawley, Dennis Wakefield, prominent pioneers, and Mr. Wilson built the saw and grist mill that, large of proportions, was a conspicuous structure on Main St., and did a large business for years, and the burning of which occurred in 1896. Mr. Wilson was also interested in the construction of a store where the E. B. Rorick & Co.'s hardware building now stands He and the venerable Ezra Gillis conducted the mill for several years, and afterward he was engaged in running a store as partner of Jos. Hagaman, now deceased.
For a time he was agent of the ill-fated woolen mill, in which he had financial interest. Later he was a partner with Charles Swindell and Samuel Pegg in the management of the Morenci tannery which was destroyed by fire. Latterly he bought poultry quite extensively..
In his prime, Mr. Wilson was one of the most vigorous, keen-minded business men in Morenci. He was kindly-hearted, and sociable. Politically he was a Democrat and had been town clerk and supervisor...
"Uncle George!" Thus everybody knew him and THE OBSERVER, in sympathizing with the family, regrets that his familiar face will no more be see.
The funeral service was at the home Friday afternoon, a goodly number of people being present. Rev. J. H. McIntoah, the Methodist pastor,, preached the sermon, and the singers were Mr. and Mrs. Crabbs, Mrs. Breyman and Ed Smith.
Harriet Potter Wilson (1830 - 1914)
Roscoe Wilson (1859 - 1936)*
May A. Wilson (1869 - 1951)*
Oak Grove Cemetery
Plot: Lot 117, Sec. 1526
Created by: Margaret Rorick Beach
Record added: Nov 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100696916