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Wilson Thompson "Wils" Clelland
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Birth: Mar. 31, 1856
Howard County
Indiana, USA
Death: Feb. 26, 1917
Converse (Miami County)
Miami County
Indiana, USA

Obituary from Peru Daily Tribune February, 1917

Wilson T. Clelland, son of of John and Emma Clelland, was born in Howard County, Indiana March 31, 1856 and died February 26, 1917, age 60 years 10 months and 25 days of chronic nephritis and arteriosclerosis. He was united in marriage to Laura Dawson, February 2, 1988. To This union were born seven children, Edith Cain of Santa Fe, Homer of Kokomo, Lawrence of Marion; Ersie Troyer of Kokomo, Minnie, John , and Elva of Converse.

The deceased was a member of the Odd Fellow Lodge at Amboy. One year ago in November, he with his family moved to Converse at which place he resided until the summons came.

He leaves to mourn their loss, besides the seven children, nine grand children, two step grandchildren, a loving wife, together with two brothers, Ira of Howard County and Charles of Amboy, three sisters, Mary Murphy, Minuta Larrison of Howard County, and Edna Dibre of Indianapolis. Three half sisters, Lonisa Powell, Sarah Powell, and Saphrona Leason all of Howard County, precede him in death. His half brother, James Clelland was killed in the first battle of the Civil War.

He was a man of surpassing geniality, and his cheerful face shed its radiance on all around him. In the home he was ever ready to administer to the needs of his loved ones. He was loved and honored by his fellow-men and bore his lingering illness with great fortitude. It was the privilege of the writer to visit the deceased during his sickness. Altho he did not belong to any church, yet he expressed himself as believing in Christianity. Could we have looked upon his heart and read his spirit in its highest and noblest aspiration, in its loving trust, we should have found in all hopes be cherished, in the end which he sought, he filled with a deep and earnest desire to meet approval of Him, "Who we are and Whom we Serve."

The funeral sermon was preached at the home Wednesday morning by Rev. Harry Homer, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church assisted by Rev. W. D. Hawk of the Christian church. Interment was made at the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Amboy.

 
 
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 Parents:
  John Clelland (1809 - 1889)
  Millicent Amelia Smith Ridgeway Clelland (1817 - 1887)
 
 Spouse:
  Laura Etta Dawson Clelland Kinney (1866 - 1938)*
 
 Children:
  Homer Hugo Clelland (1890 - 1971)*
  Mary E Clelland Troyer (1894 - 1983)*
  Minnie Clelland Knox (1897 - 1940)*
  John Nelson Clelland (1897 - 1990)*
  Elva Adeline Clelland Hatfield (1902 - 1990)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary A. Clelland Murphy (1845 - 1920)*
  Ira Milton Clelland (1851 - 1923)*
  Wilson Thompson Clelland (1856 - 1917)
  Arminta Genett Clelland Larrison (1858 - 1939)*
  John Charles Clelland (1861 - 1931)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Park Lawn Cemetery
Amboy
Miami County
Indiana, USA
 
Maintained by: Heattown
Originally Created by: Cheryl Ayres
Record added: Dec 17, 2010
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Wilson Thompson Wils Clelland
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Wilson Thompson Wils Clelland
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Thinking of you, great grandfather
- Robert and Heather Townsend
 Added: Jul. 4, 2013
 
 
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