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Raphael Franklin "Rafe" Wilson
Birth: Jun. 9, 1870
Choctaw County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Mar. 2, 1925
Lamar County
Texas, USA

Original Dawes enrollee #14099 for the Choctaw Nation
His parents were John and Jane Wilson of Clear Creek, and later Fort Towson. He married Emma Bohanon, a daughter of Joshua Bohanon.

Mr. Wilson became a very prominent man in the affairs of the state of Oklahoma, following statehood. He served as Mayor of Valliant, was an active leader and worker in the Methodist church. He was a member of the Oklahoma State Board of Agriculture under Governor Haskell's administration. After statehood, he was appointed Treasurer of the Board of Regents at Oklahoma A & M College at Stillwater (as it was known in the early 1900's). He was appointed by C. W. Haskell and served five years.

Later he became U.S. Field Clerk for the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs in the office at Idabel for two or three years. He was the first automobile tag agent of McCurtain County, which position he held up to the time of his death in 1925. He and his wife raised five children: Toru, Eleanor, Raphael Jr., Green McCurtain and Waldo.

Link to the family history that Raphael wrote, which was recorded by his son Rafe in 1938:

Link to his sisters and brothers memorials:
Nannie Wilson Byrd
Hattie Wilson Locke
William Ward (W.W.) Wilson
John D. Wilson
Edward Hayes Wilson
Family links: 
  John Wilson (1827 - 1892)
  Jane James Wilson (1837 - 1909)
  Emma Jane Bohanon Wilson (1877 - 1971)*
  Toru Orvetta Wilson Herndon (1900 - 1975)*
  Raphael L Wilson (1901 - 1940)*
  Eleanor Jane Wilson Floyd (1904 - 1979)*
  Green McCurtain Wilson (1906 - 1956)*
  Waldo Franklin Wilson (1911 - 1953)*
  Nannie Wilson Byrd (1851 - 1872)*
  Hattie Wilson Locke (1855 - 1886)*
  William Ward Wilson (1857 - 1924)*
  Louis L Wilson (1859 - 1885)*
  George B Wilson (1861 - 1865)*
  John Davis Wilson (1864 - 1915)*
  Edward Hayes Wilson (1868 - 1920)*
  Raphael Franklin Wilson (1870 - 1925)
*Calculated relationship
Valliant Cemetery
McCurtain County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: A-NW-6-3
Maintained by: Kathy Leach
Originally Created by: TJ Cochran
Record added: Nov 16, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31448506
Raphael Franklin Rafe Wilson
Added by: R. Dean (bubba) Wilson
Raphael Franklin Rafe Wilson
Added by: Kathy Leach
Raphael Franklin Rafe Wilson
Added by: Kathy Leach
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