Martha Wilson

Unknown newspaper, Nov 1945
Submitted by Mike McMullen 


Former Dunlap Woman Succumbs

Mrs. Martha Wilson, 85, of Peoria, a former resident of Dunlap, died at the St. Francis hospital in Peoria. Nov. 23. Mrs. Wilson, who lived at 745 East McClure avenue in Peoria, was the widow of Henry Wilson.

She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 2, 1860, a daughter of William and Martha Stewart Baird. She married Mr. Wilson in Peoria Jan. 16, 1877, and the couple lived at Dunlap a number of years. Mr. Wilson died at Dunlap in 1926.

Immediate relatives surviving are a daughter, Miss Effie M. Wilson; a son, Louis H. Wilson, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Taylor, all of Peoria. A daughter Lottie, died in 1930 and a brother and three sisters preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held at the Gauss mortuary in Peoria Monday with Dr. W. T. Smith of the Peoria First Methodist church officiating. Burial was in the Prospect cemetery near Dunlap.


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