|Birth: ||Aug. 22, 1816|
|Death: ||Aug. 28, 1886|
Mrs. Elizabeth Moran Wilson, widow of Samuel Wilson, late of Strattanville, Pennsylvania was born at Haddonfield, New Jersey on August 22, 1816, and died in Clarion, Pennsylvania on August 28th, 1886, aged seventy years and six days.
Mrs. Wilson was a stepsister of the late John R. Strattan. With her stepfather, Mr. John Strattan, the founder of Strattanville, she came from her native place to Ridgway, Pennsylvania. After three years residence here the family moved to the present site of Strattanville, when the subject of this notice was ten years of age, where she resided until 1836, when she became the wife of Mr. Samuel Wilson, with whom she enjoyed a happy married life until January 21, 1879, when by sudden death her husband passed away.
She continued to occupy the Wilson mansion until the fall of 1881, when she took up a temporary residence in Clarion in order to be near the most of her children.
She was the mother of six children, five of whom survive her, as follows: Honorable Theophilus S. Wilson, H. Bird. Wilson, S. Winfield Wilson, Mrs. W. W. Greenland and W. Day Wilson.
Mrs. Wilson became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church early in her married life. She was ever consistent in her Christian life, but unobtrusive, and in constant labors gave evidence of her attachment to the church of her choice. These labors were not demonstrations of public professions, but the more effective private conversations and counsels, with substantial aid, which she gave to the church and in support of her ministers.
In her mansion there was the "Prophets room" where the itinerant found retirement and rest, after a most hearty greeting from herself and husband. Some who enjoyed their hospitalities, have long since passed to the rest of the saints, but others who are still toiling in the Masters Vineyard, will remember with pleasure, the days spent in this Christian home.
As a mother, she was kind and considerate; she ever carried her children in her prayers, longing for their spiritual and temporal welfare. As a neighbor was esteemed by all; she gave them welcome to her presence and companionship.
The obsequies were held at the Wilson home in Strattanville, and were conducted by her pastor, Reverend A. Wilder, and assisted by Reverend B. F. Delo and Reverend C. H. Frampton.
The remains were deposited in a vault in the cemetery, by the side of her husband.
Samuel Wilson (1808 - 1879)*
Theophilus Strattan Wilson (1837 - 1891)*
Harrison Bird Wilson (1840 - 1924)*
Samuel Winfield Wilson (1844 - 1936)*
Clara Wilson (1846 - 1852)*
Sarah Elizabeth Wilson Greenland (1848 - 1917)*
William Day Wilson (1857 - 1932)*
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Originally Created by: Sherrie Rice Smith
Record added: Oct 02, 2010
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