Reed C Wilson
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/17/2010 at 14:04:40
Reed C Wilson controls and owns Wilsonís Baggage and Transfer and Storage, a prosperous business enterprise of Boone. In the up building of this establishment he has proven himself a farsighted and capable man who has recognized opportunities and has used them in promoting his interests. His office is located at No 823, Story street, and it may be truthfully said that it is one of the liveliest places in town. Mr Wilson specializes in packing , shipping and moving household goods, pianos. And safes as well as theater baggage and does any kind of transfer business which comes within the scope of his activities. He is a thoroughly modern and up to date man and has succeeded because he has applied himself closely to his interests, because he gives personal attention to all matters intrusted to him, because of his punctuality and because of the fairness and honesty which influence all his transactions. Mr Wilson was born in Independence, Iowa, August 26, 1872, and is a son of William P and Mary Flora (Van Niman) Wilson. His paternal grandfather was Clinton Wilson.
Reed C Wilson became a resident of Boone at the age of six years, and there he attended the public schools until fourteen. He then worked on a farm until sixteen, and returning to Boone, engaged in the teaming business with his father until June 12, 1903. On that day his father lost his life, being killed by a train, and Mr Wilson of this review succeeded to the business. He has greatly enlarged the same, having had but one team when he took chare, while he now employs seven teams. His drays are well built, capacious and modern. He has ample storing facilities and is renowned all over the town and countryside for the carefulness with which he handles goods in moving. His business ability is also well recognized and in the course of years he has taken rank among the substantial citizens of Boone.
On November 15, 1903, Mr Wilson married Miss Vinnie Hartman, a native of Boone and a daughter of Perry and Almira Des Moines (Vernon) Hartman. To his union two children have been born, Walter R and Maurice William. Mr Wilson was reared in the Christian church but is at present not a member of any particular denomination. However, he is a man of Christian principles and give his support to all movements undertaken in order to improve the oral tone of humanity. He is a republican, interested in his party yet not an office seeker. Fraternally he belongs to Boone Lodge No 563. Mr Wilson is one of the useful unsuccessful citizens of Boone and by promoting his private enterprise has contributed toward the growth of his city.
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