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 Obediah Jay Wilson

Obediah Jay Wilson

Birth
Bingham, Somerset County, Maine, USA
Death 31 Aug 1914 (aged 88)
Clifton, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Burial Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 23, Lot 23-25-26
Memorial ID 10605825 · View Source
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Son of the Rev. Obed and Christiana (Gray) Wilson (see links below). Descendant of Captain Robert Gray (1755-1806), an explorer and sea captain who discovered the Columbia River and was the first American to circumnavigate the globe.

Obed came to Cincinnati in 1846 and briefly taught school and studied law. He eventually became wealthy in the publishing business as head of American Book Company, the largest company of its kind in the world. He married Amanda Mariah Landrum on on 12/19/1852, and is buried beside her. They were world travelers and generous humanitarians.


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OBED J. WILSON
1826-1914


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  • Created by: MonaGail
  • Added: 12 Mar 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10605825
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Obediah Jay Wilson (30 Aug 1826–31 Aug 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10605825, citing Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by MonaGail (contributor 46782241) .