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William Alonzo Wilson
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Birth: Dec. 23, 1833
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jul. 24, 1908
Snohomish County
Washington, USA

William Alonzo Wilson; son of William Wilson and Rachel Littlehale, married Nancy Adeline Potter 23 Aug 1853, in Putnam County, Indiana.

THE EVERETT DAILY HERALD, under the column Snohomish, titled W. A. WILSON DIES

W. A. Wilson, the venerable bridge tender, who for many long years has had charge of the Snohomish River bridge, died at 3:45 o'clock this morning after a long illness. He was born in Massachusetts almost 75 years ago and for 21 years resided in this city.
For a long time he was identified with the police force of this city, and for about 15 years had charge of the Snohomish wagon bridge and was a deputy sheriff. He leaves a large family of children and grandchildren to mourn his loss. He was a strong, vigorous old man until about two years ago, when his son Grant Wilson was fatally injured in a shooting in Aberdeen; and within the same period his wife died. After her death Mr. Wilson talked continually of the short time he would be living. He made careful preparation for his funeral and seemed to take pride in the fact that the Fraternal Order of Eagles, of which he was an honarary member, would attend his funeral. The funeral service will be held in Eagle's hall under the aspices of Snohomish Aerie No. 195, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The body will be buried in G.A.R. Cemetery by the side of his wife, who was his helpmate for fifty years.
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1880 Census Place Gore, Sumner, Kansas
Family History Library Film 1254398
NA Film Number T9-0398
Page Number 66D

William A. WILLSON Self M Male W 46 MA Works On R. Road MA MA
Nancy A. WILLSON Wife M Female W 49 IN Keeping House KY TN
Francis M. WILLSON Son S Male W 25 IN Works On R. Road MA IN
William B. WILLSON Son S Male W 23 IN Works On R. Road MA IN
Mary H. WILLSON Dau S Female W 20 ME MA IN
Alfred L. WILLSON Son S Male W 15 IL Works On Farm MA IN
Christian C. WILLSON Son S Male W 13 MO MA IN
Ida M. WILLSON Dau S Female W 10 IA MA IN
Grant WILLSON Son S Male W 7 IA MA IN
Rosa Belle WILLSON Dau S Female W 4 IA MA IN

NOTE ERROR IN CENSUS: Christian C. is actually Christopher Columbus Wilson. In all other cases the surname for this family is spelled Wilson, not Willson.

1900 Federal Census - Snohomish, Snohomish, Washington ED220-1b-238
Wilson, Wm. A., head, Dec 1833 66y, MA CT ME Policeman
Wilson, Nancy A., wife, June 1831 68y, m47y, 13 children w/9 living, IN VA VA
Williams, Rose, daughter, July 1875 24y, m5y, no children, IA
Williams, Harry, son in law, Aug 1870 29y, ENG

Snohomish GAR Cemetery:
Williams Harry 77 July 11 1948 1871
Williams Rosa B.
Wilson Grant
Wilson William A.
Wilson Nancy A.
Williams, Harry 11/13/1870-7/11/1948 (Father)
Williams, Rosa B. 1875-1918
Wilson, William A. 12/23/1833-7/24/1908 (Husband)
Wilson, Nancy 6/16/1821(1831)-12/2/1905 (Wife)

NOTE: William is supposed to be a veteran of the Civil War. If so, he probably served from Grundy county, Missouri with the Missouri 23rd, Volunteer Infantry. No pension record has been found for him. His father-in-law, Cornelius Potter, was a Civil War veteran from the same area.
Family links: 
  William Wilson (1805 - ____)
  Rachel Littlehale Wilson (1796 - 1835)
  Nancy Adeline Potter Wilson (1831 - 1905)
  Francis Marion Wilson (1854 - 1916)*
  Albro Clinton Wilson (1856 - 1893)*
  Roxanna Jane Wilson Scott (1858 - 1932)*
  Mary Helen Wilson West (1860 - 1929)*
  Alfred Lewis Wilson (1865 - 1930)*
  Grant Wilson (1872 - 1907)*
  Rosa Belle Wilson Williams (1875 - 1918)*
  Mary Jane Macomber Wilson (1817 - 1852)**
  William Alonzo Wilson (1833 - 1908)
  Rachel Adren Wilson Spragg (1843 - 1933)**
  Christopher Columbus Wilson (1845 - 1922)**
  Albro Wilson (1849 - ____)**
  Alfred Wilson (1849 - 1917)**
*Calculated relationship
Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery
Snohomish County
Washington, USA
Plot: Row 4
Maintained by: G M Rice
Originally Created by: C&P * LaPlante Files
Record added: Apr 01, 2006
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William Alonzo Wilson
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For a Civil War Veteran
- G M Rice
 Added: Jun. 1, 2011
For my dear Great Grandfather! You were a strong, brave and dedicated father. From your great granddaughter.
- G M Rice
 Added: May. 24, 2011

- C&P * LaPlante Files
 Added: Apr. 1, 2006

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