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Emmett and Petersburg

I’m sorry for the radio silence. I’ve had so much information and writing ideas to sift through from the field trip to Richmond and Petersburg that it has been hard to figure out what to tell you about first! Let me start by saying that I approached this field trip […]

Walker Wilson, Part Two

Continuing the story of Emmett’s youngest brother, Walker (no middle name) Wilson: Walker started a career with the Seaboard Air Lines Railroad around 1908, and moved to Tampa. Two years later, in 1910, Walker married Jesse Evans, of Gainesville. The family genealogy reports that Walker met Jesse in Gainesville while […]

Circle of Family: Walker Wilson

Our last sibling essay in Emmett Wilson’s family story focuses on the youngest son, Walker Wilson. Walker was born in Chipley, Florida in 1884, six months after his family emigrated back to the U.S. from Belize, when Emmett was two years old. I have a few clips from the Chipley […]