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Ralph E. "Bill" Wilson

Male 1915 - 1961


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  • Name  Ralph E. "Bill" Wilson  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Nickname  Bill 
    Born  15 Oct 1915  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  Feb 1954  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died  4 Feb 1961  Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Cause: a heart attack 
    Obituary  6 Feb 1961  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    the Muscatine Journal 
    • Wapello (IA) -- Ralph (Bill) Wilson 45, former Wapello and Morning Sun resident, died at 11 p.m. Saturday at Macomb, Illinois, after a sudden heart attack.

      Mr. Wilson was born October 15 1915, at Morning Sun, the son of Arthur and Mary Georgia Siverly [Wilson]. He was married April 11, 1936, at Huntsville, Missouri, to Ethel Hesler. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs, June Hardin of Oakville and Mrs. Joyce Main of Bettendorf; two brothers, Verne Wilson and Harold Wilson, both of Morning Sun; four sisters, Mrs. Harold Wheeler of Morning Sun, Mrs, William Alter of Burlington, Lorna Wilson in Germany; and Mrs. Keever of Morning Sun; his mother, Mary Georgia Wilson; and three grandchildren.

      Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m, Tuesday at the Wapello Methodist church, with the Reverend Floyd Shephard of Des Moines in charge, assisted by Reverend Harland Gant, The body is now at the Dudgeon-McCulley funeral home. Interment will be at the Elmwood cemetery near Morning Sun.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [3
    • Name: Wilson, Ralph E.; Sex: M; Born: 1915; Died or Buried: 1961; Age: 46; Buried: Elmwood (township = Morning Sun); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page MS-80; Notes: 1915-1961
    Buried  7 Feb 1961  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID  I48242  All Families
    Last Modified  21 Feb 2014 

    Father  Arthur Verne Wilson, Sr.,   b. 26 Aug 1884, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1954, rural Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Georgia Siverly,   b. 12 Aug 1882, near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1968, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Issue 
    • There were seven children from this marriage.
    Family ID  F8047  Group Sheet

    Family  Ethel Marie Hesler,   b. 6 Jun 1917, Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 2011, Great River Hospice House, West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Apr 1936  Huntsville, Randolph County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Issue 
    • There were two daughters from this marriage.
    Last Modified  21 Feb 2014 
    Family ID  F18533  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S10212] Wilson, Lorna M. - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, March 10, 2005; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Marshall Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 101; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 3B, page number: 224; enumeration date: February 10, 1920

    3. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S6241] Wilson, Ralph E. "Bill" - Obituary, (originally published in the Muscatine Journal, page 6, February 6, 1961; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S13054] Wilson, Arthur Verne - Obituary, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, February 18, 1954; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S3320] Alter, Norma Jean (Wilson) - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, November 6, 2003; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).