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Biography of Carey J. Wilson

Carey J. Wilson is superintendent of insurance for the State of Kansas. His is one of the busiest offices at the State Capitol and practically every minute of his official time is taken up either with the broader policies of the state insurance department or with the immense amount of details pertaining to the ability of companies to meet solvency requirements, as well as the general conduct of business within the state. To this office Mr. Wilson brought years of practical experience in the insurance field. He had been solely identified with insurance since he left college. Though a native of North Carolina, Carey Josephus Wilson had lived in Kansas since early infancy. He was born at Burnsville in the Old North State February 21, 1868. In 1870 his parents, George Washington and Elizabeth (Erwin) Wilson came to Kansas, settling in Brown County. They now reside at Ottawa, Kansas. His father is a Baptist minister and during the Civil war served as chaplain in the Confederate army. Carey J. Wilson grew up in the country around Powhattan, attended country schools, the academic department of Ottawa University and the Liberal Arts Course of the University of Kansas, graduating from the State University with the degree Bachelor of Arts in 1899. His early experiences were those of a Kansas farm boy, and in the intervals of acquiring a liberal education he taught for three years. Since leaving the university he had been entirely engaged in the insurance business. Mr. Wilson was in the life insurance field from 1899 to 1911. In January, 1911, he was appointed assistant state superintendent of insurance,...

Silver, Nathaniel Weldon – Obituary

Nathaniel Weldon Silver, of Wallowa, a retired planerman and edgerman, passed away Monday, November 11, 1963 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for two weeks. He had been in failing health for the two past years and bedfast for seven months. He was the son of Samuel M. and Amanda E. Silver, early pioneers of Wallowa county, and was born August 20, 1881 at Burnsville, North Carolina. He had lived in Wallowa county for the past seventy years. For many years he was employed at Bowman-Hicks Lumber Company and J. Herbert Bates mill. On December 25, 1904 he was married at Bartlett to Leila Josephine Smith who survives him. He was a member of the Christian church. He is survived by two sons: Jake and Ralph of Wallowa; three daughters: Mrs. Matt (Bessie) Nelson, of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. E.V. (Effie) Lewis of La Grande, and Mrs. Ira (Lois) Rhodes, of Wallowa; one sister, Mrs. Joe (Bessie) Friddles of Troy; nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted yesterday (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. by the Bollman Funeral home from the Wallowa Christian Church, with Rev. Frank Needles officiating. Mrs. Don Scott was organist and soloist, and sang “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Shall We Gather At The River.” Casket bearers were: E.J. Hook, W.G. Collins, Verdo Baird, Roland McCrae, Fred Gray, and Marion McCrae. Internment was in the Bramlett Memorial cemetery near Wallowa. Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, November 14, 1963, Front Page. Contributed by: Sue Wells Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ...

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