Carl Ozro Wilson

Carl Ozro with Siblings

From Winner (South Dakota) Newspaper:

Old Time Resident Dies of Heart Attack

This community was shocked Saturday morning about ten o’clock when it became known that Carl O. Wilson had sucumbed [sic] to a heart attack at his place of business.

Mr. Wilson was apparently in good health that morning, got up and partook of his usual breakfast, and remarked that he was feeling fine. He was manager in charge of the municipal liquor store here in Wood and was just entering his place of business when the final summons came.

Mr. Wilson was born February 8, 1886, at Creighton, Neb., and was therefore aged 53 year, four months, and one day when he answered the final summons of his Maker.  He lived with his parents there and on March 13, 1907, he was united in marriage to Miss Sophie Roberg, in Boone County, Nebraska.  To this union ten children were born, five sons and five daughters, two of the sons preceding him in death.  After his marriage he was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church in Newman Grove, Neb.
He and his wife made their home at Newman Grove, Neb., until the year 1915, when the family moved to Mellette county, taking up a homestead in the Bad Nation community northeast of Wood, and he had made Mellette county his home ever since.  In 1929 he moved to Wood and since that time he has been operating a restaurant for the greater part of time.  He was of a rather jovial disposition, and was a man who had a faculty of acquiring friends.  Less than a month ago he became manager of the first municipal liquor store here in Wood.

The deceased is survived by his widow, who for several years has been making her home at Witten, and five daughters, Mrs. Blanche Montgomery of Scottsbluff, Neb., Mrs. Percy Frainer [sic] of Ft. Pieere, [sic] S.D., Miss Mildred Wilson of Winner, Miss Irene of Sioux Falls, and Miss Maude of Witten, and three sons, Ozro and Clarence of Wood, and Lester of Witten.  He is also survived by two brothers, W.D. Hubbard of Baker, Mont. And Jerry Wilson of Sisseton, S.D., and three sisters, Mrs. Maude Carter of Pierre, Mrs. R.E. Raymaker of Missoula, Mont., and Mrs. Ross Walker of Polson, Mont.

Funeral services were held in the Paradise theatre in Wood at ten o’clock Tuesday morning, and the theatre was filled to capacity with friends of the deceased who came to pay their last respects to the departed one.  Rev. Wold of the Baptist church at Witten preached the funeral sermon, and sextette of girls furnished the music, with Mrs. Jessie McDonald at the piano.  There were many beautiful floral pieces that nearly covered the casket, the tributes of friends.  The remains were taken to Winner to be laid beside those of his son in the Winner cemetery.

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