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Object ID RG0723.AM
Collection RG0723 Wilson, William Culver, 1860-1934
Object Name Personal papers
Extent of Description 0.3 cu.ft.; 1 box
Title William Culver Wilson papers
Dates of Creation 1888-1895
Year Range from 1888
Year Range to 1895
Admin/Biographical History William Culver Wilson was born on April 26, 1860, the son of Andrew and Lana Anne Wilson of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The family migrated to Fairfield, Iowa, when William was five. In 1885 he moved west and settled in Culbertson, Nebraska, where he engaged in the drug business. In 1887 Wilson married Phebe Christner of Culbertson. They were to have seven children, Eska E., Roy A., Effie, Eunice, Glenn C., Richard R., and Ruby. During his first year of marriage he homesteaded near Hayes Center, Nebraska. He farmed in that area until shortly after the death of his wife in 1932, when he moved into Hayes Center. Wilson died on February 6, 1934.
Level of description Fonds/Coll
Scope & Content This collection is arranged in two series: 1) Diaries, 1888-1895; and 2) Biography. The bulk of the collection consists of three diaries in which Wilson describes the day-by-day events and activities of his life as a homesteader near Hayes Center, Nebraska, 1888-1895. Entries relate to the weather, production costs, farming techniques and social events of the Wilson family.
Creator Wilson, William Culver, 1860-1934
Other Creators Wilson, Glenn C.
Finding Aids William Culver Wilson finding aid
Subjects Homesteading
Frontier & pioneer life
People Wilson, William Culver, 1860-1934
Wilson, Glenn C.
Search Terms Hayes Center (Neb.) -- History
Homesteading -- Nebraska -- Hayes County
Wilson Family