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Delaware County, Iowa


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F. C. Wilson, M. D.





       Among the native sons of Colesburg who have remained here after reaching maturity and have cast in their lots with that of the town is Dr. F. C. Wilson, who for many years has successfully practiced his profession here. He was born on the 3d of October, 1867, a son of Richard and Mary (Steadman) Wilson, the former a native of England and the latter of Canada. The father came to Delaware in the '40s and was here married. He passed away in 1898, but the mother is still living in Colesburg at the age of sixty six years. The two children born to them are F. C., of this review; and E. R., a resident of Kansas City, Missouri.

       Dr. Wilson was reared in Colesburg and received his early education in the common schools. He subsequently attended the State University, graduating from the medical department of that institution in 1895. Upon receiving his degree he immediately returned to Colesburg and has since been engaged in practice here. His excellent preparation for the profession and his many years of experience have given him a broad knowledge of disease and its treatment and, as he is careful in making a diagnosis and in giving a prescription, his record as a physician is a distinctly creditable one and he enjoys the confidence of his parents and his colleagues, being ranked as one of the able practitioners of the county. He owns twenty acres of land adjoining Colesburg and also holds title to a farm near Sioux City, Iowa.

      Dr. Wilson was married in 1897 to Miss Blanch R. Knee, a daughter of Colonel S. G. and Julian (Moreland) Knee, both natives of Pennsylvania, who settled in this county in the '30s when Iowa was for the most part a wilderness. Mr. and Mrs. Knee are both deceased. To their union were born three children and their daughter, Mrs. Wilson, by her marriage has become the mother of four children: Clark, deceased; Richard, Ann M. and Helen, all at home.

      The Doctor is a member of the Masonic order, in which he has taken the Royal Arch degree, and he is now worshipful master of his lodge. He also belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and his wife is a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Dr. Wilson and his wife are among the most esteemed residents of Colesburg and each year but serves to strengthen the ties  that bind them to their many friends.



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 512-513. Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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