Allison Wilson

"Much excitement prevailed in our village Sunday morning when the report was spread that Allison Wilson, one of the oldest citizens had been picked up at his back door by his neighbors and died before he could be gotten into his house where his aged wife was about her usual Sunday morning work. Mr. Wilson had been upon the indisposed list the past week, but not in an alarming condition and his death came as a surprise. Mr. Wilson was one of the boys who answered President Lincoln's call in the sixties and was one of the unfortunates to stop an enemy's bullet which he carried in his thigh for many years. Soon after his return from the war he was united in marriage with Miss Maria Ary to whom two children were born, Mrs. Norman McGeary and Herbert E., both of whom are living near this village.

We unintentionally omitted to mention last week that the stars and stripes under which Comrade Allison Wilson fought, bled and almost died during his war of the rebellion, experience was wrapped about his casket and laid away with him. Also that a guard of honor consisting of Harold Hayden and John Mercer, members of the late world's war, escorted the remains from the late home to their last resting place in the Limerick Cemetery."

(Bureau County Republican, Dec. 7, 1919, submitted by Shirley Beams Simmons)




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