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Obituary of John Wilson, Elkins, West Virginia.

"Uncle" John Wilson, for almost a quarter of a century one of the best-known residents of Elkins, W. Va., died there on November 15, 1915, after a lingering illness/ He was born in Hardy County July 25, 1832, and served in Company B, 11th Virginia Regiment, Rosser's Brigade, Butler's Division, Hampton's Corps. After the war he conducted a hotel at Moorefield for many years and some twenty-two years ago he went to Elkins and purchased the Randolph, which he conducted successfully for a number of years. Later he resided in Philippi for a short time, and for the past few years he had been connected with his sons in the management of the Wilson Hotel. The surviving children are three sons and a daughter.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, January, 1916.

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