Fremont County, Iowa


S. W. Wilson
(1809 - 1896)

The Tabor Beacon
Tabor, Iowa
21 February 1896

Wilson, S. W. of Locust Grove Township, was instantly killed at Shenandoah last Friday. In company with C. H. Hall of Anderson, he had taken a load of shelled corn to Van Buskirk Mill, driving 4 horses and started to drive onto the dump for the purpose of unloading. For some unknown reason, the team became unmanageable and started to turn around. The driver, S. W. Wilson jumped off on one side and Mr. Hall jumped off on the other. When Mr. Wilson reached the ground, it is supposed the horses turning the wagon too shortly caused one wheel to break and the heavily loaded wagon fell upon the unfortunate man's head, crushing it like an eggshell. Death was instantaneous.

Mr. Wilson came to Fremont County about 14 years ago, and settled on a farm northeast of Sidney. From there, he removed to the farm where he has been living the past 7 years. Just last fall his father died in IL, at the age of 103 years. Mr. Wilson was 38 years old, and being a renter, does not leave his family in as good circumstances as can be wished for. He carried no insurance and is possessed of none save personal property. His eldest child, a daughter, is 14 years old and the youngest being a trifle over a year.

A few years ago Leland Smith of Tabor, Fremont County, Iowa, abstractedobituaries from the Tabor Beacon newspaper. Tabor is on the county line between Mills and Fremont County, therefore the paper printed obituaries from both counties. These were later microfilmed by the LDS Church on microfilm #1491976. ~ transcribed and contributed by Cay Merryman.

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