|Birth: ||Jun. 9, 1868|
|Death: ||Dec. 13, 1920|
Original Choctaw Enrollee #14003 and a World War I veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart. He received a shrapnel wound in his stomach and had to crawl back to his company unaided.
Edward Hays Wilson, one of our most respected and useful fellow townsmen, died at Paris Sanitarium last Monday morning, after and illness of about six months. Mr. Wilson underwent an operation for appendicitis Sunday, December 5, and during the week following it was thought that he would recover, and his death came as a surprise to many of us.
The body arrived in Fort Towson Monday (Dec. 13, 1920) on the four o'clock passenger. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. and internment made at Doaksville cemetery. Rev. Craig, former pastor of the church here, conducted the services.
Business in Fort Towson ceased during Tuesday afternoon and practically the entire population of the town went to pay their respect to the remains of their departed friend, and he was a friend to all who knew him.
Edward Hays Wilson was born at Oak Hill, about three miles southwest of Valliant, on Clear Creek, on June 9, 1868. His parents came to the Indian Territory from Mississippi. He is one of eight children, only two of whom remain, banker and cattle rancher, W. W Wilson, of Fort Towson, and R. F. Wilson, of Valliant. He was educated at Wapanucka, and later married Miss Emma Everidge, daughter of Joe Everidge, to which union there were born nine children.
Mr. Wilson was at one time superintendent of Wheelock Academy, a school for Choctaw Indians, located in McCurtain County. In the days before statehood he was secretary of the Choctaw Nation. He joined the Methodist church in Fort Towson about 12 years ago and has ever since been active in affairs of the church. His loss is mourned by all who knew him. - Fort Towson News.
Link to his sisters and brothers memorials:
Nannie Wilson Byrd
Hattie Wilson Locke
William Ward (W.W.) Wilson
John D. Wilson
Raphael Franklin Wilson
Edward's and Emma's children
Edward Lewis Wilson, 1894-1952, Dallas, TX
James Stanley Wilson, 1896-1986, Talequah, OK
Alma Wilson Tiburg, 1897-1970, San Diego, CA
Joe Dace Wilson, 1899-1981, Breckenridge, TX
William Hayes Wilson, 1901-1975, Seattle, WA
Robert Roy Wilson, 1903-1969, Stillwater, OK
Susie Marie Wilson, 1906-1950, Shawnee, OK
Mamie Emma Wilson Ferrell, 1909-2001, Louisville, KY
Wilbor Owen Wilson, 1910-2001, Davis, CA
John Wilson (1827 - 1892)
Jane James Wilson (1837 - 1909)
Emma Everidge Wilson (1875 - 1958)*
Edward Lewis Wilson (1894 - 1952)*
James Stanley Wilson (1896 - 1986)*
Alma Wilson Tiberg (1897 - 1970)*
Joseph Dace Wilson (1899 - 1981)*
William Hayes Wilson (1901 - 1975)*
Robert Roy Wilson (1903 - 1969)*
Susie Marie Wilson (1906 - 1950)*
Mamie Emma Wilson Ferrell (1908 - 2001)*
Wilbor Owen Wilson (1910 - 2001)*
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)*
Fort Towson Cemetery
Plot: Section 4
Created by: Kathy Leach
Record added: May 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52814013