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Capt William Allen Wilson
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Birth: Aug. 18, 1831
Shelby County
Indiana, USA
Death: Feb. 25, 1910
Washington County
Iowa, USA

The following obituary was generously shared online, via 'My German Families' @ The aforementioned website is an invaluable resource for researching Woodward, Wilson and many many other family connections.
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"Wilson: Capt. W. A. Wilson, one of the best known Washington county [Iowa] residents passed away at his home on North Second avenue, last Friday morning. The deceased has been in poor and declining health for several months and his demise was not unexpected. His primary ailment was heart trouble and during the past month he suffered an attack of pneumonia. The deceased was born in Shelby county, Indiana, in 1831. When he was but four years of age his parents removed from Indiana to Mercer county, Illinois, where he resided until the outbreak of the civil war. He enlisted in Co. K, 102nd Illinois infantry, in which regiment he served for three years, rising to the rank of captain and being brevetted major. During the war he was in some of the most hotly contested engagements. After the war Captain Wilson returned to Mercer county, Illinois where he continued farming until he disposed of his 960 acre farm in 1884 and removed to Lane county, Kansas. In 1889 he came to Washington county and has made his home in this county ever since. In 1857 he was united in marriage to Miss Keziah Woodward and to them were born eleven children, seven of whom survive: D. Y. Wilson of Chattanooga, Okla.; Seridan Wilson, who lives near Ainsworth; Mrs. Ressa Willits of Ainsworth; John S. Wilson, who lives northeast of the city; Harvey P. Wilson, who lives north of town; Bert M. Wilson of Nanton, Alberta, Canada, and Frank M. Wilson of Olivet, Kansas. All of these children with the exception of Bert, were with their father at the time of his death. The children who preceded their father in death were: Allen J., Edward S., and Louie and Gracie, both of whom died in infancy. Mrs. Wilson died May 7, 1884. The deceased was married the second time in 1885 to Miss Emma Haugen of this county. To this union were born two children: Emma, who died in infancy and Ruth Schley, who resides at home. Captain Wilson was a member of the Methodist church, of the local Masonic order, and of the G.W.R. post. He was a republican and was always intensely interested in politics. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Methodist church, being conducted by Rev. Smith."
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Family links: 
  Keziah Woodward Wilson (1841 - 1884)*
  Edd S Wilson (1860 - 1885)*
*Calculated relationship
Elm Grove Cemetery
Washington County
Iowa, USA
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Originally Created by: AJ
Record added: Aug 30, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116318822
Capt William Allen Wilson
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Capt William Allen Wilson
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