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John D. Wilson

Old Citizen Dead.
John D. Wilson died Wednesday Nov. 13, at 5:20 o'clock, at his home on North Franklin street, of heart trouble.

The funeral services were held at the home of his son, J. Hilda Wilson, No. 85 North Franklin street, at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, Rev. J. B. Fleming officiating. The Masonic fraternity took charge.

Mr. Wilson was an extensive contractor, and among his jobs was the construction of the Porter County Court House. He was born in Luzerne county, Pa., October 2, 1829. He came to Indiana in 1853, locating in Lake County, and moved to Valparaiso three years later. For fifteen years he was employed on the Fort Wayne road as supervisor of construction of bridges and work between Fort Wayne and Chicago.

He was married in Lake County in 1855 to Nancy P. Brown, and to them were born six children -- Edmund L. -- now County Clerk -- Rachel, Emma J. and J. Hilin, living, and William and Frank S., deceased.

Mr. Wilson was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and of the Masonic fraternity, at one time occupying the distinguished position of state lecturer of that order. -- Star

Newspaper: The Chesterton Tribune
Date of Publication: November 22, 1895
Volume Number: 12
Issue Number: 32
Page: 1
Column(s): 6

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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