Fred's birthyear is 1862 in the 1900 census. In other sources it is 1863 and 1865. He was born in Canada, but his parents were born in England. Fred immigrated to the United States in 1878.
In the 1880 census he was living in Tom Green County, Texas, and working as a cattle herder. In the 1900 census he was living in Dallas on Swiss Avenue, and his occupation was "stockman and real estate." In the 1910 census his occupation was listed as capitalist at a bank. In the 1920 census he was listed as owner of a real estate company.
Fred died in Denver, Colorado, where he had gone for his health.
Fred's brother, John B. Wilson, is also buried in Oakland Cemetery.
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