Transcribed from E.F. Hollibaugh's Biographical history of Cloud County, Kansas biographies of representative citizens. Illustrated with portraits of prominent people, cuts of homes, stock, etc. [n.p., 1903] 919p. illus., ports. 28 cm. Scanned from a copy held by the State Library of Kansas.
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The late J.D. Wilson, who died at his home in Concordia, October 10, 1885, was among the most successful and prominent politicians of Cloud county, and socially very popular with the people. As a man his kindness and generous heart knew no bounds, hence his friends were legion.

He was born in Harrison county, Ohio, in 1839. He was four times elected to the office of sheriff of Cloud county. He was a brave soldier in the Civil war and an earnest worker of the Grand Army of the Republic organization. He was an honored member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. By his death was removed one of the best officers and one of the most prominent men of Cloud county.