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 William John Wilder

William John Wilder

Birth
Germany
Death 15 Jan 1914 (aged 65)
South Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 143932907 · View Source
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Mother: Heller born in Germany
Occupation: Manufacturer
Informant: John Wilder, South Connellsville, PA

Obituary: The Daily Courier
January 15, 1914
Page 1

William J. Wilder, 66 years old, an inventor and president of the Wilder Metal Coating Company at South Connellsville, died last evening at his home in South Connellsville. He had been an invalid for a number of years. Funeral at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the family residence. Rev. Connelly of the Evangelical Church of South Connellsville will officiate. Interment in Hill Grove cemetery.
Mr. Wilder was born in Germany on December 15, 1848. At the age of five years his parents came to this country, settling in Boston, where most of his boyhood days were spent. He was twice married. His first wife was Miss Ida Hennessy of Detroit. To this union three children were born as follows: Charles, deceased, William, of Chicago and John W. Wilder of South Connellsville. Mrs. Wilder died in Peru, Ind. in 1896 and later Mr. Wilder married Anna Rannenberg of Germany. In 1900 he came to Connellsville and organized the Steel & Iron Aluminum Company, and in 1908 he was organizer of the Wilder Metal Coating Company at South Connellsville, of which he was president at the time of his death. Mr. Wilder was granted about 17 patents during his life, many of which proved valuable. In addition to his sons, his widow survives.

Mary Green Kerr (#47386241).


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  • Created by: Mary Green Kerr
  • Added: 19 Mar 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 143932907
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William John Wilder (15 Dec 1848–15 Jan 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 143932907, citing Hill Grove Cemetery, Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Mary Green Kerr (contributor 47386241) .