Article from the Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, MN) 11 March 1905. Page 113.
Mr. & Mrs. George L. Wilson, who are to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary Monday evening, in the circle of their intimate family at their home on Monroe Street NE, are pioneer residents of Minnesota. This is not only a milestone in their married life history, but it also marks the fiftieth year of residence in this state.
They came west from Manchester, N.H., in May 1855. At first they settled in Dakota County, where Mr. Wilson took up a claim which he held for eighteen years. For twenty-two years they have lived in Minneapolis. Mr. Wilson is 74 and his wife is 76.
He was born in Hudson, N.H., served in the Civil War, is a member of the G.A.R. and altho he stood under the fiercest fire in many hard-fought battles, he never received a wound. His regiment was the Eighth Minnesota. With it he was ordered to squelch the Indian outbreak at Lake Schetack, and he also went thru the horrors of the massacre at New Ulm.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson have two daughters, Mrs. Flora E. Moore of Minneapolis and Mrs. Belle Royce of Farmington, Minn., and two sons, George Everett Wilson and Howard W. Wilson, who both live in Minneapolis. They have fifteen grandchildren.
George Lafayette Wilson
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