William Alfred Wilson

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William Alfred Wilson

Birthplace: Halifax Co, VA; served in WWI
Death: February 08, 1951 (57)
Durham Co, NC: lived in Person County, NC (bur Roxboro Cem)
Immediate Family:

Son of Newton Franklin Wilson and Martha "Mattie" A. or Jane Pugh
Husband of Cara Blye Wilson
Father of W. A. [Bill] Wilson, Jr.; Ray Chandler Wilson; Donald Wilson; Bobby Gray Wilson and David Edwin Wilson
Brother of Lucian Evander Wilson; Howard Wilson; Mary Ellen Wilson; Ida Elizabeth Wilson Helms and Lela Wilson Harrell

Managed by: Pam Wilson (may be slow to respond)
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About William Alfred Wilson

An excerpt from The Heritage of Person County, North Carolina, Volume 2 (1983), Article 622, page 376. To see full article, see Newton Wilson.

Among the children of Frank and Mattie Wilson are:

1} Willam A. (Bill) Wilson (1893-1951) who married Cara B. Chandler of Rougemont. After a short service in the Army Medical Corps in WWI, Bill spent his life as a rural mail carrier in Person County. They had five sons (see below) and lived in Timberlake...

The children of Bill and Cara Wilson were raised in Timberlake and attended Helena High School. They are (as of 1983):

W.A. (Bill) Wilson, Jr. , born in 1924, is a graduate of N.C. State and is the head of the roadway design unit with the N.C. Department of Transportation. He served in WWII with the 28th Infantry, was taken prisoner at the Belgium Battle of the Bulge and spent 107 days in Stalag 1XB in Bad Orb, Germany. He received a combat infantry badge and four bronze stars. He is married to Louise Walker, who taught music education in Person County and in Raleigh for 37 years. They have one daughter, Rebecca Wilson London, who is a system Planning Officer for NCN in Charlotte. She and her husband William E. London J. have one son W.E. London III

Ray Chandler Wilson, born in 1926, is a graduate of Bowling Green College and is a tax and estate consultant and a CPA in Greensboro. He retired after 30 years as an appeals officer for the Internal Revenue Service. Married to Virginia Bowling, kthey have two daughters: Cathy Wilson Jump, a graduate of UNC School of Pharmacy, married to Richard Jump with a daughter, Lauren; and Cynthia Wilson a senior at Greensboro College.

Donald Wilson 91928-1877) was the valedictorian of his class at Helena High School and went on to study business at Croft Business School. He was an accountant and was the office manager at Major business Forms at the time of his death. Never married, Donal was a self taught scholar, an avid reader whose interests were in classical art and literature.

Bobby Gray Wilson born in 1932, holds a math degree from kWofford College and did graduate work at the Univ. of Tennessee. He is now a research manager for the Institute of Textile Technology in Charlottesville, Va. Married to Linda Arledge of Tryon, N.C., they have three daughters. Pamela S. Wilson, a graduate of Bryn Mawr College, is now finishing her master’s degree in anthropology and folklore at the Univ. of Texas at Austin. She is also a free-lance photographer. Cara Chandler Wilson is a senior at Duke University majoring in psychology and planning to be a doctor. Amy E. Wilson is a fresman at Johns Hopkins University, majoring in creative writing.

David E. Wilson, born in 1937, is a highway engineer with the N.C. Department of Transportation. He lives in Reidsville with his wife, Joyce Stanfield of Surl Community. They have two children, Dianne Wilson Ervin in a graduate of N.C. State and is now an accountant for the state of Louisiana in Baton Rouge. She is married to Louis H. Ervin, Jr. of Boomer, N.C. W Ernest Wilson is a senior at Guilford Technical Community College majoring in civil techolnology.

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William Alfred Wilson's Timeline

November 5, 1893
Halifax Co, VA; served in WWI
April 19, 1924
Person Co, NC
June 2, 1926
Person Co, NC
July 10, 1928
Timberlake, NC
September 27, 1932
Timberlake, Person County, North Carolina
July 26, 1937
Person Co, NC
February 8, 1951
Age 57
Durham Co, NC: lived in Person County, NC (bur Roxboro Cem)