Oberlin Herald, Dec. 19, 1959
Funeral services for Charley Wilson, 83, of Oberlin, were December 22,
 at Selden Methodist Church. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery.
Wilson died December 19th at the St. Francis [Cheyenne Co. Kansas] rest
home after a long illness. He was born October 7, 1876 [in Thayer Co.
NE]. He came to Decatur County with his parents in 1882 from Hebron,
Nebraska. He spent all his life, except the last seven months, on a farm
12 miles south of Oberlin.
He is survived by 2 brothers, Lee of the home and John of Oberlin; 2
sisters, Mrs. Vina [Lavina] Jackson [Kilgore, NE] and Mrs. Ada Johnston
of Cope, Colorado; also a number of nieces and nephews.
[Civil War pension records of Robert D. Wilson show Charles' year of
birth as 1878; the 1880 Thayer Co. NE census record indicates the same;
the 1900 Decatur Co. census shows 1878.]
Submitted by: Keith E. Johnston, 2602 31 Street, Lubbock, TX 79410,