Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Mrs. Sam B. Wilson Dies - 1939

Before she was Mrs. Sam Wilson she was Paralee  T Wilson.  Her parents were Joseph Wilson and Parmelia Duncan.  She was born August 12, 1848 and died May 10, 1939.  She married Samuel D. Wilson (the newspaper clipping incorrectly said "B") March 9 1873 in Williamson County Tennessee.  They moved to Obion County Tennessee and eventually lived in Newbern, Tennessee.  They had two daughters Laura D. Wilson and Lillie Wilson.

Virginia Shumate Moran her sisters also lived in Newbern Tennessee with their uncle Quincy Shumate and his family.  This obituary was found among the papers of Virginia Shumate Moran.

Mrs. Sam B. Wilson Dies; Funeral Today
Native Tennessean, 90, was Mother of Memphis

Newbern, Tenn., May 10-- Mrs. Sam B. Wilson, lifelong resident of Tennessee and member of one of the most prominent families in Dyer County, died here tonight at 6 o'clock in the home of her son-in-law, Atty, Gen. John M. Drane.

One of the oldest residents of Newbern, Mrs. Wilson had lived here for 54 years and was one of the most active members of the First Methodist Church.

Mrs. Wilson came to Newbern from Obion County, where her husband, the late Sam Wilson, who died 30 years ago, was one of the leading landowners in this section.  She was born at Franklin Tenn.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon in the First Baptist Church of Newbern, with the Rev. H.W. Davis officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at Newbern.

Mrs. Wilson leaves two daughters, Mrs. John M. Drane of Newbern and Mrs. H.A. Roop of Memphis; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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