Notes for WILSON THOMAS EMMONS:
Son of Albert and Rachel (Crew) Emmons.
Born: October 17, 1875 in Unknown.
Died: November 3, 1961 in Coal Creek, Keokuk County, Iowa.
Buried: About November 3, 1961 in Coal Creek Cemetery, Keokuk County, Iowa.
1880 - Washington Township, Keokuk County, Iowa.
1885 - Washington Township, Keokuk County, Iowa.
1900 - Washington Township, Keokuk County, Iowa.
1915 - Keokuk County, Iowa.
1925 - Washington Township, Keokuk County, Iowa.
April 15, 1930 - Prairie Township, Keokuk County, Iowa.
Occupation: April 15, 1930 - Farmer.
Education: 1896 - Scattergood Friends School, West Branch, Iowa.
Married (1) Amy Lillian Penrose May 17, 1899 in West Branch, Cedar County, Iowa.
(2) Evaretta Lydia Dean Penrose November 12, 1940 in Emro Farm, What Cheer, Keokuk County, Iowa.
The Olney Current for Eleventh Month, 1940, reported "Wilson Emmons and Eva Penrose were married 11-12-1940 at Coal Creek meeting. After a trip to New Orleans they will live in an apartment newly fixed in the Emmons homestead. Irving and Mary Smith with their family occupy the rest of the house."
Wilson T. Emmons died at his home near What Cheer, Iowa on 11-3-1961, at the age of 86, following an illness of three years.
He lived an active life as a farmer and later as an agent, adjustor and secretary in the field of mutual insurance. Throughout his life he took a responsible interest in community activities including the installation and servicing of the first telephones in the neighborhood about 1900.
He married Amy L. Penrose in 1899. Their five children, Chester W., Mary E. Smith, Ardith L., Russell J., and Alton T. were all able to be at home at the time of the funeral.
In 1940 he married Eva D. Penrose, who also preceded him in death.
Wilson Emmons attended the Friends School at Coal Creek, Iowa, where he later taught, and graduated from Scattergood with the class of 1896 which kept a class letter circulating for more than fifty years. He was Clerk of Iowa Yearly Meeting for a number of years, [1934-1945] and maintained a concerned interest in the Society of Friends as long as his health permitted.
Name: Wilson Emmons
Event Year: 1885
Event Place: Washington, Keokuk, Iowa
Estimated Birth Year: 1876
Family Number: 3
Line Number: 13
Film Number: 1021486
Digital Folder Number: 004539614
Image Number: 00625
Household Gender Age
Albert Emmons M 49
Rachel Emmons F 46
Elwood Emmons M 24
Luis Emmons M 14
Wilson Emmons M 9
Sarah Emmons F 7