Search for content in message boards

John Taylor Wilson..Issues with parents...

John Taylor Wilson..Issues with parents...

Posted: 1353878795000
Classification: Query
Hello everyone, I keep hitting my head against the wall. My second great Grandfather John Taylor Wilson is giving me massive and I mean massive headaches. Maybe people from the Illini state can help me better. His death cert has his parents names blank and differing documents list his birth state as either Illinois or Mo so, I am posting this twice in two differing state forums. According to 'his" 1880 US census he was living in Hamburg, Calhoun county, Illinois. The problem is John Wilson is such a common name it's like trying to find a needle is stack of other needles. So, Here is all of the information that I have on him thusfar, I hope someone can help me out. Thank you soo very much!

John Taylor Wilson
b-26 September 1861 Illinois or Mo
m-12 July 1888 Junction, Kimble co, Texas
Launa Jane New
wife b-12 April 1862 Harper, Gillespie, Texas
wife d-28 January 1939 Roosevelt, Texas
d-10 December 1939 Menard, Menard co, Texas

Children:
Frank Marion (my great grandfather)
7 April 1890 Junction, Kimble co, Texas.
11 October 1969 Retsil, Kitsap co, Washington St

Lillian Julia
4 June 1892 Texas
15 october 1985 Santa Clara, Santa Clara co, California

Arthur John
7 April 1894 Texas
18 June 1967 Bexar co, Texas

William Bryan
4 Feb 1897 Texas
April 1980 Junction, Kimble co, Texas

Katie B.
18 April 1905 Texas
9 September 1992 Bexar co, Texas

His suspected parents:
Samuel Wilson
b-September 1841 Illinois
d-Unknown

Mary Last name unknown
b-April 1839 Illinois/Mo
d-Unknown

Suspected siblings
Josephine
b-abt 1866 Illinois
d-unknown

Robert
b-abt 1868 Illinois
d-unknown

Jesse
b-abt 1872 Illinois
d-unknown

Miranda
b-abt 1875 Illinois
d-unknown

Lilly
b-abt 1879 Illinois
d-1999 unknown as to where.

According to records my ancestor leads here however as of late another John "S" Wilson tied to this family appears. Am I on the right course? If not would someone please help me find the right one? I mean I have been trying to crack this for almost a year and any help would be loved and repaid someday. Thank you soo very much!

Chris

Re: John Taylor Wilson..Issues with parents...

Posted: 1353951512000
Classification: Query
The wills for Samuel & Mary Wilson can be found on the LDS website that has probate & wills info for 44 Illinois counties.

Samuel d. 1909 -- family members mentioned: John S., Jesse M., Nancy M., Lily & Nellie.

wife Mary d. 1905

Re: John Taylor Wilson..Issues with parents...

Posted: 1353969971000
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.

In 1910 John [T or F] states that he was married 2 times.

WHO is the informant on John Wilson's death cert????
WHEN & where did John die????

1900 -
Name: Launa Wilson
[Lorena Wilson]
Age: 37
Birth Date: Apr 1863
Birthplace: Texas
Home in 1900: Justice Precinct 1, Kimble, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: John F Wilson
Marriage Year: 1888
Years Married: 12
Father's Name:
Father's Birthplace: Mississippi
Mother's Birthplace: Missouri
Mother: number of living children: 4
Mother: How many children: 4
Occupation:

John F Wilson 38, 9/61 ILL - farmer
Launa Wilson 37, 4/63 TX
Frank Wilson 10, 4/90 TX
Lillian Wilson 8, 6/91 TX
Arthur Wilson 6, 4/94 TX
William Wilson 3, 2/97 TX



1910 -
Name: John T Wilson
[John F Wilson]
Age in 1910: 48
Birth Year: 1862
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 5, Kimble, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married = 23 [1887]
Spouse's Name: Jane Wilson
Father's Birthplace: Illinois
Mother's Birthplace: Illinois

John T Wilson 48, ILL - 2nd marriage, farmer
Jane Wilson 46, TX - 5 children, using middle name
Frank Wilson 19, TX [1891]
Lillian Wilson 17, TX
Arthur Wilson 16, TX
William Wilson 13, TX [1897]
Katie Wilson 6, TX

1920 -
Name: Launa J Wilson
[Launa B Wison]
Age: 57
Birth Year: abt 1863
Birthplace: Texas
Home in 1920: Justice Precinct 1, Kimble, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Father's Birthplace: Alabama
Mother's Birthplace: Missouri
[Wisconsin]
Home Owned: Own
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

Launa J Wilson 57, TX - listed as married
Arthur Wilson 25, TX - salesman for grocery store
William B Wilson 22, TX - salesman for grocery store
Katie B Wilson 14, TX

1920 -
Name: Frank M Willson
[Frank M Wilson]
Age: 29
Birth Year: abt 1891
Birthplace: Texas
Home in 1920: Weatherford Ward 2, Parker, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Brother-in-law
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Illinois
Mother's Birthplace: Texas
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

Robert J Hensley 36, KY
Lillie Hensley 27, TX
Authur C Hensley 5, TX
Robert J Hensley 2, TX
Frank M Willson 29, TX - single b/inlaw, warehouse manager

1930 -
Name: Frank M Wilson
[Frank M Welson]
[User-submitted-comment]
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1890
Birthplace: Texas
Race: White
Home in 1930: Nyssa, Malheur, Oregon
View Map
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Alma L Wilson
Father's Birthplace: Texas
Mother's Birthplace: Texas
Occupation: construction worker
Military Service: WWI
Age at first marriage: 31
Parents' birthplace: TX/TX

Frank M Wilson 40, TX
Alma L Wilson 35, TX - Age at first marriage: 26
Parents' birthplace: TX/TX
Launa A Wilson 7, TX
Lewis A Wilson 3, TX




1930 -
Name: Lenna J Wilson
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1865
Birthplace: Texas
Race: White
Home in 1930: Junction, Kimble, Texas
Marital Status: Divorced
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Alabama
Mother's Birthplace: Missouri
Occupation:
Age at first marriage:
Parents' birthplace:

Lenna J Wilson 65, TX - divorced
Katie B Wilson 24, TX - single dau
R J Hensley 12, TX - g/son

1940 -
Name: Frank M Wilson
Age: 50
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1890
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Texas
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Houston, Harris, Texas
Street: Terry Street
House Number: 1803
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Houston, Harris, Texas
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Sheet Number: 4A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 72

Frank M Wilson 50, TX - 7th grade educ, proprietor of resturant
Cora M Wilson 48, ARK - 4 yr colledge educ, public school teacher



U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Frank Marion Wilson
County: Kimble
State: Texas
Birthplace: Texas
Birth Date: 7 Apr 1890
Race: Caucasian (White)
single,

U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
Name: Frank Marion Wilson
Birth Date: 7 Apr 1890
Birth Place: Junction, Texas
Residence: Seattle, Washington
Race: White
works @ Seattle/Tacoma ship yard




TX death record -
Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
Name: Launa Jane Wilson
Death Date: 28 Jan 1939
Death County: Kimble
Certificate: 3541

TX Vital REcords -
The Texas Vital Statistics law to register births and deaths was not passed until 1903. Texas was then and is now a dual registration state which means the local registrars retain a copy of all birth and death records for the events that take place within their jurisdiction and the state retains the original of all birth and death records for the entire State of Texas. However, the statutes for registering these events were not made mandatory until 1926. However, many local registrars did not adhere to the statutes until the late 1930’s or early 1940’s. This means some records reside only in the local registrars’ files and not with the State.

statement source -
Sherry Crawford
Group Manager
Request Processing
Vital Statistics Unit
(888) 963-7111, ext 6195


death record -
Frank Marion Wilson
Memorial Photos Flowers Edit Share
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: Apr. 7, 1890
Junction
Kimble County
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 11, 1969
Retsil
Kitsap County
Washington, USA

WORLD WAR I VETERAN

Frank M. Wilson was born April 7, 1890 in Junction, Texas to John J. and Launa (New) Wilson. His occupation was Rigger at Todd's Shipyard.

MILITARY RECORD:
Enlisted September 5, 1917 in Junction, Texas. Served as Wagoner, Company "D", 4th A.D. - 4th Division. Honorably discharged August 29, 1919 at Camp Travis, Texas. Pension awarded on certificate C552 209.

He and Elma K. were married March 17, 1921. Their two children were Mrs. Launa Glenn of Portland, Oregon and Lewis Wilson of California.

Mr. Wilson died October 11, 1969 at the Washington Veterans Home at Retsil. His ashes were interred in the Home Cemetery. On November 14, 1970, Mr. Wilson's two aforementioned children, Lewis A. Wilson and Mrs. Launa Glenn, authorized the Veterans Home to remove the buried cremains of the late Mr. Wilson from the Washington Veterans Home Cemetery and send them to Williamette National Cemetery in Portland for reinterment.

Family links:
Spouse:
Elma L Wilson (1895 - 1970)

Inscription:
TEXAS WAGONER US ARMY WORLD WAR I

Burial:
Washington Veterans Home Cemetery
Retsil, Kitsap County, Washington
Plot: Section 91, Lot 17

death record -
Launa Jane [New] Wilson
Birth: Apr. 12, 1862
Death: Jan. 28, 1939


Family links:
Parents:
John W New (1832 - 1917)
Nancy Catherine Nixon New (1834 - 1917)

Children:
Katie B Wilson Weeks (1905 - 1992)

Note: Wife of J.T. Wilson

Burial:
Copperas Cemetery
Kimble County
Texas

death record -
Katie B Wilson Weeks
Birth: Apr. 18, 1905 TX
Death: Sep. 9, 1992 TX

Family links:
Parents:
Launa Jane New Wilson (1862 - 1939)

Burial:
Copperas Cemetery, Kimble County, Texas


1880 -
Name: John T. Wilson [this could explain why he clained MO as a birthplace]
Age: 18
Birth Year: abt 1862
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1880: Preston, Jasper, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Stepson
Father's Birthplace: Illinois
Mother's Name: Josephine Samples
Mother's Birthplace: Illinois
Occupation: Farm Hand

George W. Samples 42, ILL
Josephine Samples 38, TN
James H. Samples 19, ILL
John W. Samples 17, ILL
Sarah A. Samples 15, TX
Aquilla Wilson 8, TX - s/son
John T. Wilson 18, ILL - s/son










Re: John Taylor Wilson..Issues with parents...

Posted: 1353974708000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1353975101000
Sir or Madame,

Thank you so very much for your lengthy reply it means a lot you've taken the time to go through all of this hassle for a complete stranger and I truly hope that I can pay you back in any way shape or form.

With that said to get to your intial question as far as whom the informant was on John T/F Wilson's death cert that would be his wife at the time Mrs. Launa Jane Wilson but, by this time she was going to Jane. Certificate number 598859. The place and time of death was Menard, Menard county, Texas on 10 December 1930 at about 9 am.

I hope this is enough information. And again thank you and Have a wonderful day.

Chris

Re: John Taylor Wilson..Issues with parents...

Posted: 1353974775000
Classification: Query
I will check that out, thank you so very much and Have a wonderful day!

Chris

Re: John Taylor Wilson..Issues with parents...

Posted: 1354024406000
Classification: Query
Did you notice that John was married 2 times???
So, who was the 1st wife and were there any children??

Probably married btw 1880 and 1900.
There is a 20 yr gap in the census records for that time period.

Re: John Taylor Wilson..Issues with parents...

Posted: 1354042595000
Classification: Query
To be honest I didn't know he was married twice until you informed me as such. I simply do not know the name of his first wife or the names of any children from that marriage. I was never able to find that information at the library sadly.

Re: John Taylor Wilson..Issues with parents...

Posted: 1512413090000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wilson
Hello. There is a John Taylor Wilson as the father to my grandmother and her brothers in 1910 in Texas. After that, his name disappears and my grandmother and siblings carry a different last name from then on. Possibly the same John Taylor Wilson.??
per page

Find a board about a specific topic