Obituary – Hillary Wilson
East Liverpool Tribune
Hillary Wilson, aged 68 years, one of the oldest and best known residents of the Smiths Ferry district was suddenly stricken with paralysis Wednesday evening (November 8, 1911). He had been enjoying the best of health previous to this time. Having just returned from a business trip to East Liverpool and put away his horse, Mr. Wilson was just about to enter his home when he was stricken on the door step, death resulting about five hours later.
Mr. Wilson was one of the pioneers of this part of the country, having come here at the time of the island Run oil excitement, about 40 years ago. He had always been foremost in any movement for the progress of the neighborhood. He was a prominent member of Glasgow lodge, No.185, F. & A. M., and the G. A. R., having served three years in the First Pennsylvania Cavalry.
He was a widower, Mrs. Wilson having died nine years ago. Six children, Mrs. Cora Hayes and John Wilson of Smiths Ferry; Mrs. Maggie Burns of New Brighton, Pa., and Frank, Perry and Blanche Wilson at home and a sister, Mrs. Kirk of New Brighton survive.
Funeral services are to be held Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock, form the home of the deceased, Rev. Hosick of the Salem church, officiating. The F. & A. M. of Glasgow will have charge of the burial services. Interment to be made in Long’s Run cemetery.