Aged Astoria Resident Dies Suddenly

Amos C. Wilson, an aged, life long resident of Astoria, died suddenly Sunday evening at about 5:30 while sitting in the yard at his home in the north part of town. He had been in poor health for some time, but had attended the Davis family reunion at the Oak Grove church during the afternoon. He was aged 87 years, 8 months and 25 days.

He was born Nov. 8, 1859 in Astoria township, a son of Jephthah and Lucy (Hollister) Wilson. He married Epervia Geer, who died April 20, 1925.

Surviving are four sons: Maro Wilson, Astoria; Ghlee Wilson, Vermont; Leroy Wilson, Bushnell, and Eldon Wilson, Milford, Ore.; and a sister, Mrs. Adella McCormick, Astoria.

Funeral services were held in the Evangelical United Brethren church in Astoria Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Fred Thompson, assisted by Rev. H. Sheldon Pattison. Burial was in the family lot in Salem cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 8/6/1947

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