Person Sheet

Name John K. Wilson66,6,14,5
Birth May 1849, Nova Scotia, Canada
Emigration 1863, English Canada
Immigration 1863
Death 1914
Occupation Farmer
1 Henrietta Maria Hobart6,14,5
Birth 12 Aug 1852, Oak Creek, Milwaukee, Wisconsin1,64
Death 1922, Aberdeen, Brown, South Dakota
Burial Ashton, Spink, South Dakota
Occupation Schoolteacher
Father Lewis Dwight Hoar (1817-1892)
Mother Elvira Pamelia Corbin (1824-1882)
Marriage 4 Jun 1884, Alma Centre, Jackson, Wisconsin67,64,68
Children: Jessie May (1885-)
Harrison Morton (1887-)
Hobart (1890-1892)
Notes for John K. Wilson
John's parents are both listed as being born in English Canada according to the 1910 U.S. census. The province of Nova Scotia was identified from the 1920 census entry for Jessie. He was farming in 1900 according to the census, but in 1910 he was living off his income, having retired. We have a family photograph of the Arthur Young family, identified as J.K. Wilson's cousin.
1900 U.S. census, Spink Co., SD, r. 1554, p. 171A
1910 U.S. census, Spink Co., SD, r. 1488, p. 4B
Notes for Henrietta Maria (Spouse 1)
She was married at the family home in Alma, Jackson Co., Wisconsin. F. G. Hobart5 incorrectly has her place of birth Auroraville, Wisconsin. The 1920 census shows that their home in Ashton was on First Street.

Ashton Chronicle, date not given (1922):

"Mrs. Etta M. Wilson Passed Away Friday

This week it becomes our sad duty to chronicle the passing from this life of Mrs. Etta M. Wilson, who died at her home in this city at five o'clock last Friday morning after an illness of two week's duration. During her illness she made a brave battle for life but all that kind and loving hands could do to aid her proved of no avail.

Her maiden name was Henrietta M. Hobart. She was born at Oak Creek, now South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 12, 1852, and was, therefore in her seventieth year at the time of her death. She moved with her parents to Auroraville and attended the public schools there; later they moved to Ripon, Wis., where she attended college. After completing the college course she taught school for a number of years near Alma Center, Wis. She came to South Dakota in the fall of '83, settling on a homestead near Turton and teaching the Clyde school near Ashton, now the Turner district.

She was united in marriage to J. K. Wilson on June 4, 1884, at Alma Center, the young couple returning to Ashton where Mr. Wilson also had filed a homestead east of the town, living there six years. In the fall of 1890 they moved to Ashton where the family has since resided. Three children were born to them, Jessie, Harry, and Hobart, the latter passing away when only two years of age. Mr. Wilson preceded here to the Great Beyond about eight years ago.

She leaves to mourn her loss and cherish her memory her children, Harry and Jessie of this city; two grandchildren; two brothers, C. M. Hobart of Greenfield, Ohio, and L. R. Hobart of Lake Crystal, Minn., besides many friends who knew her as a kind and just neighbor with an uprightness of character that influenced all who were associated with her.

Funeral services were held at the Congregational Church Sunday afternoon at three o'clock. Rev. Dr. Johnson conducted the services and preached an eloquent sermon on the life of the departed. Interment was made in the Ashton Cemetery.

The Chronicle joins with the host of friends of the family in extending its sympathy in the loss of their good mother."
1870 U.S. census, Jackson Co., Wisconsin, r. 1356, p. 351
1880 U.S. census, Jackson Co., Wisconsin, r. 1429, p. 267D
1900 U.S. census, Spink Co., SD, r. 1554, p. 171A
1910 U.S. census, Spink Co., SD, r. 1488, p. 4B
1920 U.S. census, Spink Co., SD, r. 1727, p. 13A
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