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John Davis Wilson
Birth: Feb. 22, 1864
Fort Towson
Choctaw County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Dec. 19, 1915
Paris
Lamar County
Texas, USA

Original Choctaw Enrollee #14006
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John Wilson, of Ft. Towson, died Sunday morning at Paris after a few days siege of pneumonia. Mr. Wilson was taken ill in Joplin, Mo., where he and Arthur Bowen had been to look after some valuable mining property. He took the train for home but by the time he reached Hugo he was in such a serious condition that he went though on the train to Paris and entered the hospital there. He rapidly grew worse and his wife was sent for. She arrived before he died.

John Wilson has for years been one of the prominent men of this section and one of the leaders in the Choctaw Nation. He was at one time a representative in the Choctaw legislature at Tuskahoma. He was in the early fifties but was still a man of tremendous physique. He was a man of strong character and his natural force and build was such as to gain him notice wherever he appeared. His influence in his home neighborhood was powerful and his voice was always welcome in council.

The funeral was held in Ft Towson this afternoon [December 20, 1915] and was attended from over a vast territory. Among those attending from here were:
R.D. Wilbor, County Attorney Warren, B.D. Jordan, Sheriff Lee Loftin, Rush Record and a number of others.

Besides his wife Ada, Mr. Wilson is survived by seven children and three brothers, among whom is W.W. Wilson, the banker and ranch owner of Ft. Towson. Mr. Wilson's first wife, Belle (Florence) (Turnbull) preceded him in death in 1912.
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Grandchildren:
Children of John Lewis Wilson and Bess Pullen
-Imogene Harriet(Charles) Turner, 1918-1979
-June Carol (James) Redford, 1920-2009
-Louis Wendell Wilson, 19121-2003
-Mary Bess (W. H.) Whitley, 1926-1991

Children of Gene Wilson and 1st wife Louise Cooper
-Gordon K Wilson, 1915-1997
-Eugene Davis "Bo" Wilson, 1917-2005
-Louis Alan Wilson, 1920-2012
-Charles E Wilson (Montgomery) 1927-1996

Children of Gene Wilson and 2nd wife Annie Faye Stephens Everidge
-Wilma Ruth Wright
-Joe Wayne Wilson, 1933-1985
-Wanda Mae Jones
-Carolyn Sue Wilson, 1938-1991
-Doris Coleman
-Gloria Sanford
-Wade Wilson
-Marjorie Pettit
-Louise Coffey
-Harold "Toby" Wilson
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Wilson (1827 - 1892)
  Jane James Wilson (1837 - 1909)
 
 Spouses:
  Ada Gresham Wilson (1863 - 1946)
  Florence Belle Turnbull Wilson (1871 - 1912)*
 
 Children:
  John Lewis Wilson (1893 - 1957)*
  William Eugene Wilson (1895 - 1982)*
  Hattie Ida Wilson Montgomery (1897 - 1980)*
  Bessie Belle Wilson Bates (1898 - 1975)*
  Curtis B Wilson (1899 - 1973)*
  Leslie Jane Wilson (1900 - 1900)*
  Record Prather Wilson (1905 - 1906)*
  Richard L Wilson (1907 - 1959)*
  Vivian L Wilson (1909 - 1976)*
 
 Siblings:
  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
 
Burial:
Fort Towson Cemetery
Fort Towson
Choctaw County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Kathy Leach
Record added: May 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52813728
John Davis Wilson
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John Davis Wilson
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John Davis Wilson
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