I shared Kathleen and Cephas Love Wilson Jr.’s stories earlier this year.
Based on what I’ve heard from the Martin descendants (via email exchange), Kathleen deserted her first husband Ira Martin, and their sons, and Ira remarried within a few years of his divorce from Kathleen. The Martin descendants said that they did not know anything about the Wilson ancestors; I doubt Ira and his new wife kept any artifacts, letters, or information about Kathleen as the divorce was acrimonious.
Cephas Love Wilson Sr. died in 1925; his widow, Lula Wiselogel Wilson, remarried several years later, to John D. Grether, a widower of Jacksonville. Lula’s children were grown, married, and out of the house, as were the Grether children. If Lula had any journals, letters, artifacts, and keepsakes from Cephas Love Wilson, Sr., it seems likely she would have given them to Cephas Love Wilson, Jr.
The only descendant of Cephas Love Wilson, Jr. and his wife, Mamie/Mary, was a daughter, Shirley, who was born in 1925 in Washington, D.C.
In 1930, Cephas and Shirley moved in temporarily with Lula and her husband, in Jacksonville.
In 1933, Cephas is in Jacksonville, as a professional photographer.
In 1936, Cephas remarried; her name is Louise Adelside Hughes. They live in Jacksonville. He is a professional photographer.
In 1940, Cephas, Louise, and Shirley are living in Jacksonville.
In 1942, the daughter Shirley B. Wilson is listed as a nurse in Jacksonville, and that’s where the trail goes cold.
In the 1945 Florida Census, Cephas is a photographer and Louise is a teacher. It doesn’t look like they ever had children of their own.
Cephas Love Wilson, Jr., died in Sumter, Florida, in 1985.
Louise died in 1972. She was buried in Jacksonville National Cemetery
, and is listed on the cemetery record as the wife of Cephas L. Wilson, USA. I found that information from Find-A-Grave.com.
There’s no listing for Cephas Jr. in Find-A-Grave, but only 34 percent of that cemetery is photographed/cataloged to date. I would guess that is where Cephas Jr. is buried.
So — I toss this out there again, in the hopes that Wilson or Grether family descendants are doing a search of their families, and might stumble across this blog — and I think I’ll start a Twitter account for Emmett’s research, too.