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Robert Benjamin Wilson

Robert Benjamin Wilson

Male 1851 - 1936  (84 years)

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  • Name Robert Benjamin Wilson 
    Born 9 May 1851  Southport, Chemung, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 9 Jul 1860  Amherst, Portage, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    1860 US Federal 
    • in the William Willson household. Enumerated were William 34 male farmer real est $1000 pers est $400 born in PA; Phoebe 36 female born in NJ; Robert 9 male born in NY attended school; Estill 7 male born in NY attended school; Thomas 5 male born in WI attended school; Mary 2 female born in WI; Richard 5/12 male born in WI
    Census 12 Jul 1870  Amherst, Portage, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    1870 US Federal 
    • in the William Willson household. Enumerated were William 44 male white farmer real est. $1000 pers estate $550 born in NY; Phebe 45 female white keeper house born in MY; Robert 19 male white farm laborer born in NY; Estel 18 male white farm laborer born in NY; Thomas 15 male white at school born in WI; Mary 13 female white at school born in WI; Richard 11 male white at school born in WI; Henry 6 male white at school born in WI; Edith 2 female white born in WI; Hick 75 male white retired born in NY
    Census 5 Jun 1880  Knowlton, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1880 US Federal 
    • in the R. B. Wilson household. Enumerated were R. B. Wilson white male 29 married farming NY-PA-NJ; Emma Wilson white female 26 wife married keeping house ME-ME-ME; M. Warren white male 81 __Father married widowed ME-ME-ME
    Census 20 Jun 1895  Knowlton, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1895 Wisconsin State 
    • in the R. B. Wilson household. Enumerated as R. B. Wilson with 2 males and 3 females for a total of 5 in his household.
    Census 28 Jun 1900  Knowlton, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    1900 US Federal 
    • in the Robert B. Wilson household. Enumerated were Robert B. head white male May 1851 49 married 24yrs NY-PA-PA Farmer; Emma D. wife white female Mar 1854 46 married 24yrs mother of 4/3 living ME-ME-ME; Edith C. daughter white female Nove 1882 17 single WI-NY-ME at school; Earl son white male Oct 1888 11 single WI-NY-ME at school; Myrtle J. daughter white female June 1892 7 single WI-NY-ME at school; Maud Arvidson boarder white female Oct 1879 20 single WI-Sweden-Sweden School Teacher
    Census 1 Jun 1905  Stevens Point, Portage, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    1905 Wisconsin State 
    • in the Robert Wilson household. Enumerated were Robert head white male 54 married ME-ME Lumberman; Roberta wife white female 51 married PA-NY; Earl A. son white male 16 single WI-ME-PA student; Myrtle daughter white female 12 single WI-ME-PA
    Census 16 Apr 1910  Stevens Point, Portage, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    1910 US Federal 
    • in the Robert B. Wilson household. Enumerated were Robert B. head male white 59 married once 35yrs PA-PA-PA Foreman lumber woods; Emma D. wife female white 56 married once 35yrs mother of 4/3 living ME-ME-ME; Earl A. son male white 21 single WI-PA-ME; Myrtle Jane daughter female white 17 single WI-PA-ME
    Census 12 Jan 1920  Stevens Point, Portage, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    1920 US Federal 
    • in the Robert B. Wilson household. Enumerated were Robert B. head male white 68 married NY-PA-NJ Farmer; Emma D. wife female white 65 married ME-ME-ME
    Census 14 Apr 1930  Stevens Point, Portage, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    1930 US Federal 
    • in the Robert B. Wilson household. Enumerated were Robert B. head male white 78 married at 24 NY-NY-NY; Minnie A. wife female white 63 married at 18 WI-NY-NY; Lilah M. Christman lodger female white 19 single WI-WI-WI Office work Insurance office; Helen Grimm lodger female white 20 single WI-WI-WI typist insurance office; Rhody Sage son male white 1/12 single WI-WI-WI-IN-IA
    Died 7 Mar 1936  Stevens Point, Portage, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Obituary - Robert B. Wilson ~ Stevens Point Daily Journal ~ Monday, March 9, 1934
      Robert B. Wilson, for many years identified with the early logging industry in Wisconsin and one of the oldest residents of Portage County, died Saturday night at 10:45 o'clock at his home at 313 East Avenue. He had been in ill health since February 1935. He was confined to bed most of the time for five months and continuously for the past two months.
      Mr. Wilson was born on May 9, 1851 in Chemung County, New York. He came to Wisconsin with his parents, the late William and Phoebe Wilson in 1853 locating on a farm in the town of Amherst. Mr. Wilson spent his boyhood there and attended the first school built in the village. He also attended the Red and White School of Amherst and was a member of its association. At a very young age he started to run rafts of lumber down the river to St. Louis.
      His marriage to Miss Emma Warren took place on June 29, 1875. The couple continued to live in Amherst and 10 years later moved to Knowlton. They came to Stevens Point in 1900. Mrs. Wilson died in 1926.
      During his early life Mr. Wilson worked in lumber camps and operated logging camps of his own in northern Wisconsin. In later years he was road foreman for the state highway commission in the construction of highways.
      Mr. Wilson was married in 1929 to Mrs. Minnie Wood who survives as do his two daughters, Mrs. A.A. Menzel, 615 Ellis Street, Mrs. WIlliam Gilden of Anacortes, Washington, a son Earl A. Wilson of 615 Ellis Street, a sister Mrs. Carl Haertel, 102 Pine Street, a brother Henry Wilson and five granchildren.
      Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Boston funeral home. Rev. Robert Gordon will officiate and the body will be placed in a receiving vault. Burial wil take place later in Forest cemetery. The body will be at the family home until Wednesday morning when it will be removed to the funeral home.
    Buried 11 Mar 1936  Forest Cemetery, Stevens Point, Portage, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I845  Brendas Branches
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2013 

    Father William Wilson,   b. 19 Feb 1826, Wells Twp., Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1899, Amherst, Portage, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Phoebe Fleming,   b. 7 Dec 1824, Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1916, Stevens Point, Portage, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 8 Jun 1850  Elmira, Chemung, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Marriage 8 Jun 1850  Southport, Chemung, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Family ID F60  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Emma Donzella Warren,   b. 22 Mar 1854, Stillwater, Penobscot, Maine, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1926, Stevens Point, Portage, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 29 Jun 1875  Amherst, Portage, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Edith Clyde Wilson,   b. 14 Nov 1882, Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1969, Anacortes, Skagit, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. Earl Aron Wilson,   b. 17 Oct 1888, Knowlton, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1960, Stevens Point, Portage, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +3. Myrtle Jane Wilson,   b. 24 Jul 1892, Glendale, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1980, , Portage, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F360  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Minnie Bayless,   b. 28 Jan 1867, Baraboo, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1957  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 30 Mar 1929  Stevens Point, Portage, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Robert Wilson and Minnie Bayles Wood Marriage
      3 Apr 1929 , Portage Co., Wisconsin

      Wilson - Wood

      Mrs. Minnie Wood whose first husband was the late Walter Wood of the town of Linwood, was married last Saturday evening at 8:30 o'clock to Robert B. Wilson, one of Stevens Point's veteran residents and for many years a foreman in the county highway department.

      The ceremony took place at the Wood home, 313 East avenue, and was performed by Rev. James Blake. Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Webster served as attendants.

      Wilson and Wood marriage. Source: Stevens Point Daily Journal, 3 Apr 1929, Wednesday
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F3151  Group Sheet