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Elizabeth Maxwell Wilson, Part I

Emmett’s mother, Elizabeth Maxwell Wilson, has been an enigma. Of all the women in Emmett’s life, it is clear that Elizabeth Maxwell Wilson had the most impact. But ironically, it has been hard to find anything out about her. For almost three years, I hadn’t found much other than she […]

Recipient Most Likely

The quest to locate the Wilson family Bible continues. Here’s what I’ve determined so far: Emmett’s father, Dr. F.C. Wilson, remarried about 18 months after the death of wife Elizabeth Maxwell Wilson. The new mizzus, Kate Langley Jordan Wilson entered the scene. She was a decent person; had no desire […]

Marriage as Business Arrangement

I have a lot of papers to grade today, but before I can focus on them, I came across something in Emmett’s research that is quite enlightening. It is this: This is the wedding license of Emmett’s father, Dr. Francis C. Wilson and Kate Langley Jordan, Emmett’s stepmother. On the […]