Well Known Astorian Dies

Lincoln Grant Wilson Succumbs Following Long Illness; Funeral Sunday

Lincoln G. Wilson, a well known and life long resident, died at his home on West Broadway in Astoria Friday, following an illness of twelve weeks duration.

Mr. Wilson was engaged in farming practically all his life. He was born in Astoria township on May 15, 1864, a son of Jeptha and Lucy (Hollister) Wilson. At the time of his death, he was aged 76 years, 10 months and 5 days.

He was united in marriage to Sarah Mummert on March 8, 1888. To this union was born five children, namely: Hart, Harry (deceased), Ralph, Mae and Vern. He had lived his entire lifetime in this community and engaged in the occupation of farming. For many years he was a member of the Salem Methodist church, or until the church was abandoned. He had lived at the present residence for the past twenty years and for the most part found it pleasant to attend the services of the United Brethren church and remained faithful to the support of the church unto the end.

Mr. Wilson was an industrious farmer, civic minded and always interested in the betterment of the community. He was a man who possessed strong convictions, a sunny disposition, but never left any one guessing as to his position. He was a good companion and father — always interested in the welfare of his family. The family has lost a devoted father, the community a loyal citizen.

Surviving are: companion, and the following children: Hart of Astoria; Ralph of Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Mae Haare, of near Summum; Vern of Lemont, Ill. Besides the immediate family he leaves one brother, Amos, and one sister, Mrs. Adella McCormick, both of Astoria, nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren, a number of nephews and nieces and many very dear friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the United Brethren church, conducted by Rev. I. E. Vanwey of Flora, assisted by Rev. C. P. Ellis, pastor of the church. The body was placed in the Astoria Memorial Mausoleum.

Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 3/25/1942

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