Hamilton County

Pfc. Glada M. Wilson


Most Iowa WACs Coming From Military Families

Private First Class Glada M. Wilson, daughter of H. L. Wilson of Stratford, is a cook at Fort Myer, Va.  Prior to her enlistment last January, she taught home economics and science at Jewell high school.  A graduate of Iowa State College, she is the only member of the family in service.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA – December 13, 1943


Glada Marie Wilson was born Nov. 8, 1902 to Henry Lewis and Louisa Ellen Cole Wilson.

She served with the WACs in World War II.

Glada married William Wilson. She died Apr. 4, 1981 and is buried in the Mineral Ridge Cemetery, Boone County, IA.
Yes, a Wilson married a Wilson. According to Find A Grave "Glada married her uncle, William Wilson, brother to her father, Henry Lewis Wilson. Glada had no children.”

Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA