Obituaries (4)

DAILY FREEMAN JOURNAL, WEBSTER CITY, IA
Friday, April 28, 1916

Mrs. James E. Wilson (Emily) Drops Dead
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Sudden Death Occurs at Farm Home Northeast of This City at About 9 O’clock This Morning.
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RESIDED ON DR. HALL PLACE
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Leaves Husband and Six Children β€” Mother of Will Wilson of This City.
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Mrs. James E. Wilson dropped dead while out in the yard this morning about 9 o’clock at the family farm home, the Dr. O. A. Hall place, five or six miles northeast of this city. Mrs.Wilson was the mother of Will Wilson, one of the proprietors of the Star restaurant in this city, and Mr.Wilson is a nephew of B. McCoy, who resides on west First street. The bereaved husband at once telephoned the sad news of the sudden death of his wife to the relatives here in town.

Mrs. Wilson had been ailing some of late but had not been ill in bed and her death occurred so unexpectedly that it comes with crushing force to the family and friends.

The family have resided upon the Dr. Hall farm during the past year and formerly occupied one of the H. E. Schroeder farms. They removed to this county three or four years ago from Indiana.

The deceased was 58 years of age and leaves a husband, four sons and two daughters. One daughter is still at home and the other five children are married and live elsewhere with the exception of the one son here in this city.

The funeral will be announced tomorrow.

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NEVADA EVENING JOURNAL, NEVADA, IA
Tuesday, May 18, 1943

Funeral Rites Held Here Sunday for Late James Wilson

The body of James E. Wilson, 87, who died at his home at 225 I Avenue Thursday, was laid to rest in the Nevada cemetery Sunday afternoon following funeral rites held at the Morfoot funeral home at 2:30, with Rev. O. E. Cooley in charge.

The prayer, scripture reading and sermon were by the minister, while Mrs. Garnet Hathaway was at the organ to accompany Mrs. Beulah Freeland who sang “Jesus, Lover of My Soul,” and”‘Face to Face.”

There were many very beautiful floral offerings testifying in their silent way of the high regard in which the deceased was held by family and friends.

Six grandsons served as casket bearers.

The following brief sketch of the long life of the deceased was read by the minister during the service, which was attended by a large group of relatives, friends and neighbors:

James Edwin Wilson was born at Doe Hill, Virginia on March 13, 1856, and departed this life at Nevada, May 14, 1943, at the age of 87 years, 2 months and 1 day.

Mr. Wilson was first married to Miss Emily E. Flesher of Doe Hill, Va., who preceded him in death 26 years ago. To this union 10 children were born of whom 4 preceded him in death. He was married a second time to Mrs. Cora McCutcheon, on April 30, 1925 and from that time until his death they have lived in Nevada, their home being 225 Avenue I, and it was there he passed away on Friday evening at 7:00 o’clock. Mr. Wilson had been in failing health for the past several years, but was able to continue to care for his lawn and garden with unfailing interest which he did to the day before he was put to bed.

He leaves behind to mourn his passing, his beloved wife and devoted children Samuel, Olive and Will of Louisville, Ill, Earl of Webster City, Kenneth of Kenosha, Wis., Electia of Rockwell, 35 grandchildren, 42 greatgrandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

He had been a member the Methodist Church from early manhood, bringing his membership to the Nevada M E church from Virginia. He had been a faithful attendant at church until the past three years when his health begun to fail.

Relatives and friends from out of town attending the funeral were Mrs R B Rurkman and son Verlin of Louisville, Ill, Mr and Mrs Kenneth Wilson Kenosha Wis., Mr and Mrs Earl Wilson of Webster City, Mr and Mrs Myron Gorth and family, Rockwell, Mrs Hattie Wilson and sons Jame and Allen of Webster City, Mr and Mrs Willard Hoverstein and family of Blairsburg; Mrs Floyd Jarman of Des Moines; Mr and Mrs Leslie Wilson and family of Blairsburg, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Wilson and family, Mr. and Mrs Lloyd Harrell, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wilson and Mrs. Wayne Wilson, all of Webster City, Mr. and Mrs Ralph Harmon of Blairsburg; Mr. and Mrs Harmon of Popejoy and Mrs Bob Coudell of Webster City.

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DAILY FREEMAN JOURNAL, WEBSTER CITY, IA
Friday, April 7, 1967

Mrs. Earl E. Wilson, 81, longtime resident of Webster City, died suddenly Thursday evening at her home, 1045 Bank Street. She had been in ill health for several years.

Funeral services will be at 1:30p.m. Monday at the Foster Funeral home with the Rev. George Eddy officiating and with burial in Graceland cemetery.

Ethel Shields, daughter of John W. and Martha Shields, was born Feb 16, 1886 at Louisville, Ill. She was reared and educated in the Louisville community.

She was united in marriage March 12,1905, to Earl E. Wilson and the couple farmed in Illinois until 1913 when they moved to Iowa, locating on a farm in the Cass Center community northeast of Webster City. They resided there for 10 years, then moved to a farm near Williams where they made their home for seven years before moving to another farm near Blairsburg, their home for 10 years. The family later moved to their farm in Fremont township where they made their home four years before retiring from farming in 1944 and moved into their present home at 1045 Bank St.

She is survived by her husband, three sons and two daughters: Glen Wilson, Eagle Grove, Lesslie Wilson, Woolstock, Edwin Wilson, Webster City, Mrs. Willard (Mildred) Hoversten, Williams, and Mrs. Robert (Ruby) Caudle, Webster City; 22 grandchildren and 47 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters.

Mrs. Wilson was baptized in the Baptist faith in Illinois in the Little Wabash river. She was a member of the First Baptist church of this city.

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DAILY FREEMAN JOURNAL, WEBSTER CITY, IA
Tuesday, October 12, 1971

Wilson rites on Thursday

Funeral services for Earl Wilson, 85, a longtime Webster City area resident, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Foster Funeral home with the Rev. David Ludeker officiating and with burial in Graceland cemetery.

Mr. Wilson died yesterday at the Hamilton County hospital where he had been a patient the past week. He had been in ill health the past several years.

Edwin Earl Wilson, son of James E. and Elizabeth Fleisher Wilson, was born May 21, 1886, at Louisville, Ill., where he was reared and educated.

He was united in marriage March 12, 1905 to Ethel Shields, and the couple farmed in Illinois until 1913, when they moved to Iowa and located on a farm in the Cass Center community northeast of Webster City.

They resided there for 10 years, moving then to a farm near Williams where they made their home for seven years, then moved to a farm near Blairsburg, their home for 10 years. The family later moved to a farm in Fremont township where they lived four years before retiring from farming in 1944, moving then into Webster City to a home at 1045 Bank St.

Mrs. Wilson preceded him in death April, 1967.

He is survived by three sons and two daughters, Glen Wilson of Eagle Grove, Mrs. Willard (Mildred) Hoversten of Williams, Leslie Wilson, Woolstock, Mrs. Robert (Ruby) Caudle and Edwin Wilson, both of Webster City. Also surviving are 22 grand children, 55 great grandchildren and his stepmother, Mrs. Cora Wilson of Tulsa, Okla.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and four brothers

He was a member of the First Baptist church.

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