Bio: Wilson, Orin (1832 - 1915)

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----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 12/30/1905


Wilson, Orin (9 MAR 1832)


              Orin & Alvira I. (Webster) Wilson

This biographical sketch of our citizens would not be complete without including our town chairman (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) Orin Wilson. He was born in Franklin Co., N.Y., March 9, 1832, and came to Madison, Wis., in the fall of 1855, and the next spring went to La Crosse, staying there until he came to these parts. He was united in marriage with Alvira Webster May 20, 1864. The have had eleven children, al but two of whom are living. He believes our reawakening is due to the dairy business, but that Mr. Babler has helped a great deal, he being the first man that ever came here with wealth and invested it in the town. Many have become fairly rich here and then go away, but Mr. Babler's coming here as he did greatly helped the town. Mr. Wilson thinks the future of the town depends upon the farmers. He says Humbird should have credit for its schools, churches, creamery, cheese factory, bank, printing office and as a rule a good honest community. It is behind some of the towns but is coming up very fast. It needs some factory like a pickle factory or canning factory as this is a great country for cucumbers and tomatoes.

Mr. Wilson has served on the county board for twenty-eight years and has a record of which he may well be proud. He has held positions on many important committees during his long term on the county board.

Cemetery Records

1900 Federal Census, Mentor & Hewett towns, Clark, Wisconsin

Name: Orin Wilson
Birth date: Mar 1832
Birthplace: New York
Spouse: Alvira I Wilson (May 1842)
Spouse's birthplace: New York
Father's titles & terms:
Father's birthplace: Vermont
Mother's titles & terms:
Mother's birthplace: New York
race or color (expanded): White
gender: Male
marital status: Married
years married: 36
estimated marriage year: 1864
mother how many Children:
number living Children:
immigration year:
enumeration district: 0022
page: 5
Household Members
Head: Orin Wilson M
Spouse Alvira I Wilson F
Child Henry Wilson M (Mar 1874)
Child Kier Wilson M (Dec 1879)
Child John Wilson M (Feb 1884)

Child Orin Wilson (Aug 1896)
Child Blanch Wilson F (May 1897)
Child Mary Wilson F (Jan 1900)

1910 Federal Census, Mentor, Clark, Wisconsin

Name: Orin Wilson
Birthplace: Wisconsin
relationship to head of household: Son
marital status: Single
race : White
gender: Male
immigration year:
Father's birthplace: New York
Mother's birthplace: New York
family number: 147
page number: 7
Household Members
parent Orin Wilson M 78y
parent Elvira J Wilson F 61y
Orin Wilson M 13y



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