MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA

REGISTER OF
OLD SETTLERS
BOOK ONE




Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 381
submitted by Neal Carter, October 13, 2007

THE DEATH OF MRS. JOHN A. WILSON
1893 (hand written)

At 6 a. m. on Friday, June 16, the sorrowing children closed the eyes of their aged and respected mother who after more than three months of a lingering sickness passed peacefully away.

Sophia A. Stutson was born in Montgomery county, Maryland, Oct. 29, 1829, whence her family shortly removed to Zanesville, Ohio, where in April 20, 1846, she was united in a happy marriage with John A. Wilson, who died Jan. 19, 1891. Shortly after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Wilson came to Muscatine where they have lived till death, widely known, loved and esteemed by their fellow citizens and friends.

Since Mr. Wilsonís death his widow has been manifestly failing, though maintaining a brave spirit for the sake of her children. There was something particularly bright, affectionate and engaging in Mrs. Wilsonís manner to her friends, and her devoted love to husband and children made the fine home on Fourth street one of especial domesticity and mutual affection.

The sorrowing children, Albert, Adelaide, Sophia, Frank, George, Reeder, and Stella Maude, will have the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends and neighbors at this second bereavement, following so soon upon the death of their father. The partial paralysis which resulted in death first affected her some three months ago and since that time she has been devotedly nursed by her children and has evinced her love and interest in them even when past the power of speech.

Mrs. Wilson was a faithful communicant of the Episcopal church of which the Rector will perform the last services of the church for his friend on Sunday at 1 p. m. The casket will be closed before service.



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