William Culver Wilson, 1860-1934 [RG0723.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG0723.AM:  William Culver Wilson, 1860-1934



Diaries:  1888-1895

Hayes County, Nebraska:  Homesteader

Size:  0.3 cu.ft.; 1 box



BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE



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.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



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.



INVENTORY



Series 1 – Diaries, 1888-1895



Box 1

Folder




    1. 1888-1890

    1. 1891-1892

    1. 1892-1895



Series 2 – Biography, 1922




    1. Autobiography of Glenn C. Wilson, son of William C. Wilson



 



Subject headings:



Hayes Center (Nebraska) — History

Homesteading — Nebraska — Hayes County

Wilson Family

Wilson, William Culver, 1860-1934



 



Revised TMM      04-17-2007

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