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James West Wilson
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Birth: Aug. 24, 1849
Norwich
New London County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Nov. 16, 1930
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA

James was 7 yrs. old when his father West Wilson settled in Iowa. They came by wagon from Connecticut. He had a good childhood in the farmland of Iowa, herding cattle, chasing animals and riding horses. He was 11 yrs. old when his mother died. It was difficult until his father married again. He left home in Traer, Iowa in 1872 when he was 22 and went to work for the Northern Pacific Railrad for 3 yrs. At the age of 42 he married Joesphine Grant Prescott. They had 8 children, Robert Whannel and Nellie, Harry, Audie Maude, William Henry, James West, Edwin Joseph, and Marguerite. He had a large home in Inglewood with many trees and the most beautiful roses and calla lilies, and many vegetables.

 
 
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 Parents:
  West Wilson (1820 - 1907)
  Margaret Drynan Wilson (1824 - 1860)
 
 Spouse:
  Josephine Grant Prescott Wilson (1868 - 1910)*
 
 Children:
  Robert Whannel Wilson (1892 - 1975)*
  William Henry Wilson (1897 - 1975)*
  James West Wilson (1901 - 1997)*
  Edwin Joseph Wilson (1903 - 1976)*
  Marguerite W. Wilson DeShields (1905 - 1982)*
 
 Siblings:
  Janet Wilson Dodd (1846 - 1909)*
  Jane Wilson Whannell (1847 - 1934)*
  James West Wilson (1849 - 1930)
  Agnes Wilson Galloway (1852 - 1933)*
  William Drynan Wilson (1856 - 1936)*
  Henry L Wilson (1858 - 1958)*
  Dalton Kennedy Wilson (1871 - 1960)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Inglewood Park Cemetery
Inglewood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Created by: Marilyn Harrison
Record added: Mar 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50061175
James West Wilson
Added by: Marilyn Harrison
 
James West Wilson
Added by: Marilyn Harrison
 
 
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- Marilyn Harrison
 Added: Mar. 22, 2010
 
 
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