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 William Oliver Wilson

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William Oliver Wilson

Birth
Hog Mountain, Gwinnett County, Georgia, USA
Death 29 Jul 1957 (aged 90)
Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA
Burial Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 6062723 View Source
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WILLIAM OLIVER WILSON

William Oliver Wilson was born December 13, 1866 in Hog Mountain, Gwinnett County, Georgia to Elijah Henry Wilson and Martha Ann Wilson. He died July 29, 1957 in Center, Shelby County, Texas. Death Certificate # 46039. Notice that the year of birth 1867 has been written in and is incorrect. All other records show that he was born in 1866. He was 90 years old at the time of his death.

William was the grandson of:

James Jefferson Wilson & Nancy Threlkeld
William Alfred Wilson & Assenath King

As a child he grew up in a large, very loving family. At some point in life, he became a Watchmaker. He repaired clocks and sold jewelry. He also built the first brick store in Center, Shelby County, Texas.
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The 1870 Census of Hog Mountain, Gwinnett County, Georgia:

Elijah H. Wilson age 27 b. Georgia
Martha A. Wilson age 25 b. Georgia
*William O. Wilson age 5 b. Georgia
Sena J. Wilson age 1 b. Georgia
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The 1880 Census of Cains, Gwinnett County, Georgia :

E.H. Wilson age 37 b. Georgia
Martha Wilson age 35 b. Georgia
*William Wilson age 13 b. Georgia
Janie (Sena) Wilson age 9 b. Georgia
John H. Wilson age 9 b. Georgia
Nancy Wilson age 7 b. Georgia
Emma Wilson age 5 b. Georgia
James T. Wilson age 3 b. Georgia
Wiley Wilson age 2 b. Georgia
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The 1900 Census of Center Shelby County, Texas:

*W.O. Wilson age 33 b. Georgia
M.C. Wilson age 34 b. Georgia
W.C. Wilson age 11 b. Georgia
J.H. Wilson age 9 b.
Elma Wilson age 5 b.
J.S. Wilson age 4 b.
Ruby Wilson age 1 b. Texas

The Census states that William and Callie married in 1888 and had been married for 12 years. According to my records they were married October 16, 1887 in Gwinnett County, Georgia by G.L. Bagwell, MG.
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The 1910 Census of Center, Shelby County, Texas:

*William O. Wilson age 42 b. Georgia
Callie Wilson age 43 b. Georgia
Walter C. Wilson age 21 b. Georgia
John H.Wilson age 19 b.
Elma A. Wilson age 17 b. Texas
Ruby Wilson age 11 b. Texas
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William's wife Mariah Callie Bagwell Wilson died on March 12, 1911. She was the daughter of John Newton Bagwell and Mary Ann McCord.
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On January 1, 1913 William married Sampta Evelyn Owens in Shelby County, Texas.
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The 1920 Census of Center, Shelby County, Texas:

*Willie O. Wilson age 53 b. Georgia
Sarepta E. Wilson age 50 b. Texas
Mary J. Durrett age 77 b. Mississippi , mother-in-law
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The 1930 Census of Center, Shelby County, Texas:

*William O. Wilson age 62 b. Georgia
Sampta E. Wilson age 60 b. Texas
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The 1940 Census of Center, Shelby County, Texas:

*W.O. Wilson age 73 b. Georgia
Sampta Wilson age 71 b. Texas
Ruby Liem age 42 b. Texas, daughter
Ruby Ann Liem age 10 b. Texas
Mary Tomlin age 59, housekeeper

Address for household: Nacogdoches Street, Center, Shelby County, Texas.
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Information furnished by: Virginia Wilson Bailey


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