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March 11 1919
Well known Pioneer Dies at Shellsburg
Edgar V. Wilson

Well known Pioneer Dies at Shellsburg

Shellsburg, March 10-Special. E. V. Wilson passed away Saturday at his home on main street, following a 4 year period of failing health, caused by apoplexy. He was born Oct. 6, 1837, West Stockbridge, Berkshire Co. Mass. He came to Iowa in 1860 and located near Cedar Rapids. In 1882 the family moved to Shellsburg locating near Pleasant Hill. In 1883 they moved to Shellsburg where Mr. Wilson served as postmaster for 18 years.

On October 22, 1861 Mr. Wilson was married to Miss Martha J. Burch, a daughter of Jesse Bursch. They had seven children: Marietta L. residing at home, Martha A Chatfield, Collinsville Oklahoma, George R. Cedar Rapids, Jesse E. Cedar Rapids; James L. Oleiwein; Elma J. Parker, Wetherserons Wis.; One sister Mrs. M. S. Beebe resides in Victor, New York. There are 20 grand children and Mr. Wilson's death is the first one in the large family. Mr. Wilson was a member of the Presbyterian church, and a charter member of the Booster club. In early life he belonged to the Good Templears. He was a man of fine character and an honest upright citizen. The Wilson home has been distinguished for its hospitallity.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Baptist church. Rev. Geo. Lindsey will officiate, assisted by Revs. Thompson Bryden and Bryden.

Interment will be made in east Oakwood cemetery

{Submitter comment: Clipping by Martha Long }

Submitted on 17-Mar-2010 by
Sheryl Mason Reynolds,

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Waterloo Daily Courier; December 21, 1944

Ellen Wilson

Vinton Mrs. Ellen Wilson, 57, Wednesday morning at the Vinton hospital following a year's illness; born Dec. 25, 1886, at Walford to Mr. and Mrs. James Heim; first husband, Charles Fossett, died in 1915; in 1928 she was married to Frank Wilson, who preceded her in January of this year; moved to Vinton 25 years ago from the Shellsburg vicinity; leaves only child, Mrs. L. E. Dulin, Vinton; a brother, John, Cedar Rapids, and three grandchildren; a nephew - Gerald Heim, was killed during the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor; funeral at the Fry-Holland funeral home Friday at 2 p. m.; burial in Evergreen cemetery.

{Submitter comment: Not related}
Submitted on Apr 1, 2006 by
John Shuck,

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Belle Plaine Union; 8-4- 1938
Mrs. J. D. Wilson Passed Away Wed., Evening Resident of Belle Plaine for Forty-Two Years. Had Been Ill Two Months
Emma Ineck Wilson

Friends were saddened this (Thursday) morning to learn of the death of Mrs. J. D. Wilson who passed away at the family home 1301 10th Ave., after a lingering illness of the past two months, from a complication from which she had been critically ill the past several weeks. Though her death was not wholly unexpected it was none the less a shock to her family who have the heartfelt sympathy of many friends.

Emma Ineck, daughter of Joseph and Mary Ineck was born in Tama county on April 28, 1872 and passed away at Belle Plaine on August 3, 1938 at the age of 66 years, 3 months and 6 days.

At Iowa City on June 30, 1896, she was united in marriage to John D. Wilson of this city, and they established their home here in the house which had been her home ever since, and where she passed away.

Mrs. Wilson was a home loving woman and true in her friendships. She was a devoted wife and mother, having the welfare of those near and dear ever in mind.

She had been a member of Morning Star Chapter No. 108, Order of the Eastern Star, for many years and of the Home Art Club of this city, one of the oldest kensington clubs, nearly ever since it was organized.

Her family consists of two daughters and two sons. They are Lois, now Mrs. Bryan Cronbaugh of Cedar Rapids; Lucy, now Mrs. B. A. Moore of Chicago and Paul and John Wilson of Cedar Rapids. There is one grandchild, Coral Ann Moore, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Moore.

Besides the bereaved husband and the children, she leaves to mourn her sisters Mrs. J. O. Walton of this city; Mrs. F. J. Weaver of Pasadena, Calif., and Mrs. A Hartzell, Yonkers, N. Y. and three brothers; E. J. Ineck, Cokeville, Wyo; E. W. Ineck of Caldwell, Idaho; Charles Ineck of Winner, S. D.

.Funeral services will be held Saturday monring at 10:30 o'clock at Hrabak's Funeral Home with the Rev. A. A. Moore, pastor of the Congregational church at Hartwick conducting the services.

Interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery.
Submitted on Mar 9, 2005 by
Ann Archer-Cogan,

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Belle Plaine Union; 3-27- 1906
Funeral of J. D. Wilson, Sr. Another Old settler is called to His Reward.
John DeKalb Wilson, Sr.

The funeral of J. D. Wilson, Sr., was held from the late residence Wedesday morning at 10 o'clock, the services being conducted by Rev. R. S. Osgood of the Congregational church. The Order of Masons had charge of the funeral, having their service at the grave. The interment was made at Oak Hill.

John D. Wilson, Sr., was born in Huntingdon County, Pa. Sept. 15, 1831. He came to Belle Plaine just about forty years ago and has been a resident here every since. For years he engaged in the lumber business and for one term he was the city's postmaster. For about fiften years he has been out of active business life.

Mr. Wilson was married to Emma Pierce at Iowa City, Oct. 23, 1866. Four children were born to them, all of whom survive, Frank L. Wilson of Mechanicsville; Mrs. Mary Alma Hovey, Victor; Miss Jennie L. Wilson of Belle Plaine; and Jno. D. Wilson, Jr., of Belle Plaine. Mrs. Wilson died fifteen years ago last February. Mr. Wilson pased away Sunday night, March 25, about midnight.

Mr. Wilson's long residence here made him a well known man and his sterling, upright character won him respect and affection wherever he was known. The older citizens of this place are unstinted in the kind words which they speak of him. As one of them said "when he was in active life, there was no office within the gift of the people of his community that he might not have had for the asking."

{Submitter comment: my gg-grandfather}
Submitted on Aug 13, 2006 by
Ann Archer-Cogan,

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Belle Plaine Union; 6-17- 1943
John Wilson Retired Railroad Engineer Died Spend 40 Years As Railroad Firemen and Engineer
John DeKalb Wilson

John D. Wilson, well known and highly respected retired railway engineer of this city, passed away on Friday June 11 at the St. Joseph hospital in Dubuque, Iowa where he had been a patient the past year.

The body was brought to the Hrabak Funeral Home in this city and funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in charge of the Rev. W. G. Warren of Christ Methodist Church of this city and the Masonic rites were conducted by Benson H. Guinn, Worshipful Master of Hope Lodge No. 175 A. F. & A. M.

The casket bearers were all railroad associates of the deceased, namely: George S. Janes, S. L. Dunlap, George H. Baxter, C. C. Ridenour, John Janes and E. E. Eyler. The body was taken to Cedar Rapids for cremation and the ashes were interred in the family lot in Oak Hill Cemetery here on Wednesday.

John DeKalb Wilson, son of John D. and Emma Pierce Wilson was born in this city on July 20, 1873, and at the time of his death as above stated was 69 years, 10 months and 22 days of age. Practically his entire life was spent here and he received his education in the local schools and at Iowa City. Since the age of two years his home had been at 1303 10th avenue in this city. As a young man he worked as a bookkeeper in the hardware store of the late Chas. Hosmer, prior to taking up his railroad career as a locomotive firemen. For many years his run was on the Iowa division of the Northwestern railway. In due time he was promoted to the position of engineer and it was in that capacity he was serving on the Northern Iowa, formerly the old Iowa and Minnesota division, when he retired at the age of 65 years. He started railroading in 1898 and was pensioned in 1938 due to failing health.

He was united in marriage on June 30, 1896 to Miss Emma Ineck and they were the parents of the following surviving children, Mrs. R. Bryan Cronbaugh and Paul V. Wilson of Cedar Rapids, John I Wilson now a corporal in the army and stationed at Camp Hood, Texas, and Mrs. Lucy A Moore of Chicago.

Mrs. Wilson preceded him in death, passing away in 1938. He was the last of a family of four, one brother and two sisters having preceded him in death. Besides his children, one granddaughter Carol Ann Moore of Chicago survives him.

Mr. Wilson was a past master of Hope Lodge No. 175 A. F. & A. M.; & a past chancellor of the Knights of Pythias, a member of Mt. Horeb Chapter No. 45 Royal Arch Masons, St. Bernard Commandery No. 14, Knights Templar, De Molay Consistory No. 1 of Clinton and El Kahir Shrine at Cedar Rapids.

Those coming from a distance to attend the funeral services were: Mr. and Mrs. R. Bryan Cronbaugh, Mr Paul V. Wilson and Corp and Mrs. John I Wilson of Cedar and daughter Carol Ann of Chicago, Illinois; Mrs. F. L. Wilson of Mechanicsville, Iowa; Mr. Clement Wilson and Mr. J. E. Camlin of Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Amos Behounek, Mr. and Mrs. Wm Behounek and Mrs. Sophia Behounek Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Moore all of Chelsea.
Submitted on Mar 9, 2005 by
Ann Archer-Cogan,

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John Ineck Wilson

John Ineck Wilson, 66, of Hemet, Calif., a former Cedar Rapids resident, died Tuesday in a Loma Linda, Calif., medical center after a 10-day illness. He worked at Mercy hospital in Cedar Rapids and moved to Hemet after retiring from the Long Beach Community hospital

He was born in Belle Plaine, graduated from school there in 1929, and graduated from the Des Moines College of Pharmacy in 1933. In Cedar Rapids he was a member of Trowel chapter, Palestine Council, of which he was Illustrious Master in 1958 and Apollo Commandery, and the El Kahir Shrine. He also was a member of Hope lodge No. 175 in Belle Plaine. He served in the ambulance service in World war II

Survivors include his wife Madelyn and two sisters, Mrs. Bryan Cronbaugh of Cedar Rapids and Mrs. Bernard A. Moore of Mt. Home, Ark

Burial: cremation committal at Hemet cemetery with services by the Masonic groups.
Submitted on Mar 30, 2003 by
Ann Archer-Cogan,

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