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E. Meade the Second

Here’s a new-to-me article about E. Meade Wilson II, nephew of Emmett, on his wedding day. (I was going back to check on articles about Emmett and siblings that may have been uploaded since my last database check, and came across a wedding announcement — which made me do a […]

Death Takes Mrs. Wilson

New-to-me via my monthly check-in with various databases: Verbatim text taken from the Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL), date March 3, 1943: “Death Takes Mrs. Wilson at Mulberry “Friends in Jacksonville and other parts of the State will regret to learn of the death of Mrs. Carrie Bond Wilson, widow of […]

Emmett, Texter

Did you know that Emmett got his professional start texting (of sorts) for a living? True. And if you think about it, telegraph operators were early ‘texters.’ (Here’s a great history of telegraphing — see the first half of the article for details about the importance of the telegraph in […]

All in the Family

I’m taking a break this week from the Emmett Wilson writing marathon to follow in the Wilson family traditions of being politically involved. On Tuesday, I will be an Election Judge in my precinct. I’ve been assigned a 6 am to 3 pm shift to run the poll books (in […]

Circle of Family: Everard Meade Wilson

Today’s Wilson family essay is about Emmett’s older brother, Everard Meade Wilson, 1873-1914. Meade was the fifth son of Dr. Francis C. and Elizabeth Wilson. He went by “Meade;” named for Everard Meade, Elizabeth’s brother-in-law, and husband of her sister, Lucy Brockenbrough Maxwell Meade. Meade was born in Holly Springs, […]