Edwin Rounsevelle Wildman


Edwin Rounsevelle Wildman

Death 3 Nov 1932 (aged 65)
New York, USA
Burial Oramel, Allegany County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 99451754 View Source

A famous war correspondent and staff writer for the World, Leslie's Weekly, and the Hearst Syndicate, and former editor of The Forum and other journals, died in New York and was buried at Oramel Nov. 7.
He was Edwin Wildman, the son of Rev. Edwin Wildman and Helen Rounsevelle Wildman, who are buried at Oramel, and for whom the sons, Edwin and Rounsevelle, some time ago erected a memorial window in the Whitesville M. E. Church, where the father once preached.
Source: The Patriot and Free Press, Cuba, N.Y., November 24, 1932. pg 5

Edwin Wildman, son of Prof. Edwin Wildman, a former principal of Perry Academy, died in New York city Nov. 2, aged 65 years. He lived in Perry as a boy, his stepmother being Mrs. Jennie Smallwood Badger.
Mr. Wildman who was one of the nation's best known newspaper men, served on the National Republican committee in the Hughes, Harding and Coolidge administrations. He was staff writer for the New York World, Leslie's Weekly and the Hearst Syndicate.
Mr. Wildman's parents, Prof. Edwin Wildman and Helen Rounsevelle Wildman, wanted their son to become a minister, and for a time in his youth he had attended the General Wesleyan Seminary at Lima, NY. Even after turning his attentions to writings, Mr. Wildman was known for a deep religious conviction.
Among the books he wrote were: "America's Attitude Toward The War," Reconstructing America," "Founders of America," "Building of America," "Treaty Ports of China," "Aguinaldo," a narrative of Philipine Ambition," "American Leaders of Industry," "Famous Leader of Character," and "Writing To Sell."
During intervals between magazine and newspaper jobs Edwin Wildman became interested in the Caucasian Society of America, free-lance writing on boyhood heroes and the trends of political thought. He once held a position as personal representative of Bartlett Arkell, president of the Beechnut Packing Company, during a proposal trans-Atlantic flight in April, 1927.
Mr. Wildman married three times. His second wife, Mary E. Stephenson, became his bride in Jersey City on July 19, 1911. He was married to Susan Tyler Brooke, in 1918, who survives. A brother, Rounsevelle Wildman, who was consul general at Hong-Kong under President McKinley, was drowned with his family on the Rio de Janeiro in the harbor of San Francisco in 1901.
source: The Perry Herald, Perry, N.Y., Wednesday, November 9, 1932. pg 5

Son of Prof. Edwin Wildman and Helen P. Rounsevelle.
Edwin's stepmother, Jennie M. (Smallwood) Wildman Badger.

Edwin was editor and owner of Echoes, a society paper in Elmira, NY.
Correspondent for the New York Journal.
Edwin was Vice-Consul of the U.S. at Hong Kong, China.


Author, Publisher
War Correspondent
Vice Consul General of the United States at Hong Kong
Spanish American War

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Vet, Author, Publisher, War Corresp, Vice Consul General of US at Hong Kong; Died Borough of Manhatten, NY Cty, NY

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