|Photographer facing East|
|Photographer facing NE|
|Mr. Cicero Wilson|
Roxie Smith was born September 27, 1887, and married Mr. Wilson in 1910. Their four daughters were Imogene, Montine, Ella Ree, and Audrey; the two sons were Woodrow, and James Ford.
At the age of 50, he took up farming, perhaps at the subject location in this post. Sadly, Mr. and Mrs.Wilson twice had to face a parent's worst fear, the death of not one, but two of their children.
|Back L-R, Montine, Ella Ree; Front L-R, Woodrow, Imogene|
|Wilson Farm Outbuilding, photographer facing north|
The following quote is from the Union County Heritage book,
"When Grandpa Wilson was 11, he got kicked in the head by an old mare. The dent stayed in his head his whole life.....Whenever Grandpa Wilson bought anything, he paid the money all at once. He never owed any money to anyone. Once when he was small, he drank milk and got sick. He never again drank milk. All he ever drank was water and juice. He never drank coffee, tea, or soft drinks. Grandpa died in 1980 after his 95th birthday. Grandma Wilson died two years before him."
Charolette (Adams) Conley, one of their 33 grandchildren informed me that Mr. Wilson was a Mormon, and Mrs. Wilson was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. He was also known to have never had a drivers license. If he wanted to go somewhere, he'd simply start walking in that direction, and eventually someone would stop and give him a ride. He could also cane the bottom of chairs and make cane baskets.
|Wilson Family, back, L-R Montine, Ella Ree, Woodrow, Imogene, James Ford, Audrey, front Cicero and Roxie|