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 James Wilson

James Wilson

Birth
Ontario, Canada
Death 13 Sep 1904 (aged 67)
Lawrence County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 92765223 · View Source
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James Wilson
1837 - 1905

(Also a footstone inscribed "J.W.")

Lead Daily Call newspaper, September 14, 1904 - "James Wilson, one of the pioneers of the Hills, breathed his last at 10 o'clock last evening, and pased to his reward. He had been ill for some time, and a short time ago was thought to be on the road to recovery, but a relapse occurred and he grew steadily worse from day to day, until the end came as chronicled above. Pneumonia was the cause of his demise. Mr. Wilson was born at Ontario, Canada, February 13, 1835 and spent his early years there. He came to the Black Hills in 1879, and has resided here continuously since. He was a stationery engineer and had been employed by the various mining companies in this district. At the time he was taken ill he was employed by the Oro Hondo company. For over fifteen years Mr. Wilson conducted the St. Elmo hotel, on Bleeker street, in fact up to the time the building was destroyed by the big fire a few years since. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his loss, three sons and four daughters, James John H. Eugene and Mrs. W.H. Walrod of this city, and Mrs. J.P. Ward of Denver, Mrs. Inne Rus of Idaho Springs, Colo., and Mrs. Wm. Naughton, of Salt Lake...The funeral will occur Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock."

Lead Daily Tribune, Friday, September 16, 1904, page 3:
Impressive Services Mark Funeral of Late James Wilson
The funeral rites over the remains of James Wilson, known and respected of many, took place this afternoon at two o’clock at the hall of the Modern Woodmen. The services, under the auspices of the Elks and Woodmen in which order the deceased had been an active member were conducted by Rev. Marsh of the Presbyterian church. The unostentatious service of the Elks occupied the first part of the hour, and was followed by the ritual and benediction of the Woodmen.
Man flowers were strewn upon the casket in token of the love and grief of friends, and a large assemblage followed the remains to their last resting place in the South Lead cemetery. Members of the orders acted as pallbearers, who were the following gentlemen: Chas. Johnson, A. Fillion, Geo. Northam, Daniel Shea, W.P. Hanley, and Walter McKay.

S.R. Smith Mortuary records of Lead state that he died at 10 p.m. on September 13, "1904" of pneumonia; occupation - engineer; age 68 years 7 months; funeral held at 2 p.m. on September 16, 1904 at the Woodmen Hall; buried in South Lead Cemetery.

Gravesite Details As seen from the obituary and mortuary record above, the year of death on the headstone is incorrect and should be 1904 instead of 1905

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  • Created by: Don Toms
  • Added: 29 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92765223
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Wilson (13 Feb 1837–13 Sep 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92765223, citing South Lead Cemetery, Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Don Toms (contributor 47529406) .