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Lester E. Wilson, 42-year old Shattuck barber and political leader, died suddenly Sunday morning at the Shattuck following a heart attack. Mr. Wilson had arose early, gone down town and moved some equipment to the building where the elect on was to be held, and he and a friend were preparing to go fishing. Mr. Wilson complained of feeling bad, went to a nearby restaurant and took some soda, which was his custom. Returning to the pickup in which the friend was waiting he stated that he had better go to the hospital. Upon arriving at the hospital Dr. Newman told the friend he could not last long, and death came a few minutes later.
Mr. Wilson was a member of the County Excise Board, and had been prominent in county democratic political affairs for years.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Goldie Wilson a former employee at the hospital and Newman Clinic, his mother, Mrs. Minnie Wilson of Shattuck, brothers, Lee, Dave and William Wilson, and a host of relatives and friends.
Lester Wilson was liked and respected by every one, this fact was attested by the throng of friends from, all sections of the county who attended the funeral. Rites were conducted from the Methodist church in Shattuck, Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Mrs. Thacker officiating. Masonic rites were conducted at the grave.
Northwest Oklahoman and Ellis County News 14 Jul 1944
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