Caroline Louise "Carrie" (Kincaid) Wilson was born on April 4, 1873 near Champion, Trumbull County, OH, the only child of Thomas and Lucy (Miner) Kincaid.
Her mother died when Carrie was but a baby, and she was taken into the home of her maternal grandparents, Joseph and Elizabeth (Forney) Miner, in Champion.
She is shown in the Miner household in the 1880 census, with her uncle Cornelius Miner and aunt Ellen Miner [Eliza Ella Guessman] living there too. Residing next-door was Carrie's distant cousin, Eliza Miner Mathany and her husband James.
After a few years as a widower, Carrie's father remarried to Mary A. (?) and it appears that Carrie never lived in their household for any period of time.
At the age of 18, in about 1891, Carrie wed George T. Wilson (July 1862-1938), the son of Henry Wilson of Champion, Trumbull County.
Their nine children were Earle Wilson, Nettie Gilbert, Henry Clifton Wilson, Elizabeth H. Wilson, George K. Wilson, Annie L. Livingston, Lauren T. Wilson and two who died young, sometime before 1910.
Adding to the heartbreak, son George died at the age of seven months, of bronchial pneumonia, on Nov. 7, 1911.
The federal census of 1900 shows the Wilson family residing near Warren, Trumbull County. George's occupation was listed as laborer in an iron mill (or mine).
Their home in 1910-1911, as shown on the census and other papers, was along Leavittsburg Road in Leavittsburg, near Warren. Both George and eldest son Earl were marked as farm laborers. Interestingly, the census-taker marked Carrie's father as of German origin, and mother as of Irish heritage. This most likely was in reference to Carrie's grandmother Elizabeth Forney who married Joseph Miner (who was German).
By 1920, the Wilsons had moved to a house on Parkman Road in Champion, Trumbull County. George's occupation was recorded as farm laborer.
Relocating again, by 1930, George and Carrie established a new residence on North Tod Avenue in Warren Township. George continued his work as a farm laborer, while son Clifton (age 32) worked as a fireman in a power plant, while son Loren (20) was an inspector of automobile cable. Records made in 1938 show their home that year in Cortland, Trumbull County, and/or in Warren, at Phalanx Station.
Both George and Carrie became deathly ill in the spring of 1938. George suffered from cystitis and an enlarged prostate, and died from their effects, at the age of 75, on April 23, 1938.
Carrie developed acute bronchial pneumonia and also did not recover. She died as a result, at age 66, on May 15, 1938. They were laid to rest at Champion. Her death certificate listed her parents as Thomas Kincaid and Lucy Ann Miner, and it was signed by informant Mrs. Ray Livingston.
~ Son Earl Wilson ~
Son Earl Wilson (1893-1963) was born in April 1893 in Champion.
He earned a living in young manhood as a structural ironworker. When he was 22 years of age, on Oct. 17, 1915, he was united in matrimony with 22-year-old Elza J. Trumbull (Nov. 13, 1893-1980), daughter of Rupert S. and Minnie (Dunbar) Trumbull of Johnston, OH. Rev. F.G. Fowler, of Cortland, OH officiated.
Together, the couple went on to bear a family of offspring, among them Harry D. Wilson, Mary Alyce Hanawalt, Minnie Almburg, Carl R. Wilson and Gene F. Wilson.
They were in Fowler Township near Cortland as of 1940, with Earl working as a truck driver for a transfer and storage company. Circa 1950, still in Fowler, Earl earned a living as a farmer, and they lived as near neighbors to their married daughter Minnie Almburg and son Harry Wilson.
Sadly, Earl died on April 17, 1963. Interment of the remains was in Hillside Cemetery in Cortland.
Elza outlived her spouse by 17 years. The spirit of death gathered her away at age 87, in Warren, on May 31, 1980.
Daughter Minnie Wilson (1917-2005) was born in on March 10, 1917. She wed Jack C. Almburg (1914-1998). The known children born to the pair were Charles R. Almburg, Karen L. Almburg, Lyle R. Almburg and Terry L. Almburg. Over the decades, the couple resided in Fowler Township near Cortland, OH, with Jack providing labor as a farmhand (1940) and as a hooker in a steel factory (1950). They were next-door neighbors with Minnie's brother Harry and family in 1950 at the time the federal census was taken. Jack was spirited away by the angel of death on Dec. 18, 1998. Minnie survived him by six-plus years. She passed away on March 2, 2005.
Son Harry Dale Wilson (1922-1998) was born in 1922. In Oct., 1942, he wed Eleanor Jean Hefner (Jan. 2, 1923-2021), a native of Fowler, Trumbull County and the daughter of Jacob Allen and Ida Frances (Grogg) Hefner. Eleanor was a 1940 graduate of Fowler High School. Their union lasted for 42 years. Five children they produced were Judy Dean, Carol Deiber, David Wilson, Connie Wilson and Robert Wilson. Harry served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Eleanor served a term as president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Johnston, OH. When the federal census enumeration was made in 1950, the family home was in Fowler Township near Cortland, with Harryy working as a tin pot operator in an electrical manufacturing business. The pair appears eventually to have divorced, Harry's final home was in Papillion, NE, where his married son Robert resided. He surrendered to death at age 75 on Jan. 26, 1998. The body was shipped back to Trumbull County for burial in Hillside Cemetery. Eleanor made her residence over time in Alta, IA and Carson City, NV, spending three decades in the latter place. She is known to have worked at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center in housekeeping until she retired in 1995. Said an obituary, she "enjoyed letter writing and corresponding with family members and many friends. Grandchildren delighted in her regular packages filled with trinkets, stickers, books, mittens, and sundry personal care items." Eleanor's last years were spent in Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake, IA. Death claimed her at age 98 on March 21, 2021 in Storm Lake. The cremains were transported back to her native state to rest in Hillside Cemetery in Cortland. She was survived by a baker's dozen grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.
Daughter Mary Alyce Wilson (1925-2007) was born on March 29, 1925 in Warren. On July 20, 1946, when she was 21 years of age, she was joined in wedlock with Dr. Russell A. Hanawalt, DVM (May 11, 1923-1999). Together they produced two sons -- Timothy W. Hanawalt and Dr. Martin E. Hanawalt. Russell served in the U.S. Navy during World War II with responsibilities as a gunner's mate. Mary was a longtime member of Kinsman Presbyterian Church and held seats as a ruling elder and trustee. She liked to sewi n her free time. Sadly, Russell died on June 21, 1999, bringing to a close their union of 52 years. The final six years of her life were spent in Youngstown, OH. She passed into eternity in Youngstown's Park Vista Retirement Community on Jan. 9, 2007. Services were led by the hand of Rev. Larry Myers. Her remains sleep for the ages in Kinsman Cemetery in Trumbull County. Her survivors included three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Son Carl R. Wilson (1928- ? ) was born in about 1928. He has lived in Cortland and was there in 2021.
Son Gene F. Wilson (1931-2018) was born on Jan. 21, 1931 in Fowler, Trumbull County. He was an alumnus of Fowler High School. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army in the 3rd Infantry Division, attaining the rank of staff sergeant. He was wounded in November 1952 and, in addition to the Purple Heart, he received the Bronze Star medal and three campaign bronze stars. In 1970, he married Elsie M. (Harper) Luzier (1918-1986). She brought six stepchildren into the Wilson marriage -- J. Edward Luzier, Helen Hedrick, Paula Jones, Ginger Gordon, Robin Gordon and Thomas Luzier. Gene was employed for 36 years at Van Huffel Sheet and Tube and retired in 1985. He was a member of the Johnston Bailey Barto post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Cortland United Methodist Church. Sadly, after just 16 years of marriage, Elsie died on Oct. 9, 1986. Gene never remarried but was a longtime companion of Carol J. (Collier) Gordon. They resided in Fowleer Township/Cortland in 2007 and in Champion Township in 2018. Gene was known for mowing lawns and "keeping his automobiles in pristine condition," said an obituary. He passed into the arms of the angels at age 87 on Dec. 12, 2018. His memorial service was conducted in Champion Christian Church by Pastor Ken Hopkins Jr. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery.
~ Daughter Nettie Roselin (Wilson) Gilbert ~
Daughter Nettie Roselin Wilson (1895- ? ) was born on June 25, 1895 in Hardscrabble, OH.
In young womanhood she earned a living as a winder at the Trumbull Mazda Lamp Company, a subisidiary of General Electric.
On Dec. 15, 1916, she was brought together in the bonds of marriage with 21-year-old carpenter Joseph Fansler Gilbert (Oct. 31, 1895-1976) of Bristolville, Trumbull County and the son of C.A. and Grace (Fansler) Gilbert. Rev. John H. Butler, of the Methodist church, presided at the ceremony.
One known son born in this family was Harold J. Gilbert.
Nettie died at home on Nov. 9, 1959, at the age of 64.
Joseph outlived his wife by 17 years. He passed away on Sept. 6, 1976. Burial was in Kerrs Cemetery in Mineral Ridge, OH.
Son Harold J. Gilbert (1921-2000) was born on June 19, 1921. He is known to have served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, with the rank of corporal. Harold married Martha A. (1923- ? ). Harold died in Youngstown, OH on April 7, 2000. He sleeps for all eternity in Kerrs Cemetery in Mineral Ridge.
~ Son Henry "Clifton" Wilson ~
Son Henry "Clifton" Wilson (1897- ? ) was born on Oct. 31, 1897 in Ohio.
He was a bachelor at the age of 32, in 1930, and resided with his parents in Warren. At that time, he worked as a fireman in a power plant.
Clifton entered into marriage with Ethel S. (1888- ? ), who was 11 years older than he. The appear together in the 1950 census of Warren, with Clifton earned a living as a box maker for a wooden box manufacturing company, and Ethel as the operator of a second-hand clothing store.
Circa 1969, retired, he lived at 106 High Street Northwest in Warren.
At the age of 72, on Dec. 1, 1969, he wed again to 74-year-old Margaret (Davis) Rickard ( ? - ? ), a native of Niles and the daughter of John P. and Elizabeth (Carter) Davis. Rev. Richard C. King of Leavittsburg officiated. Margaret was a widow, having been married three times previously. On their marriage license, Henry gave his mother's name as "Gail" Kincaid.
Clues suggest that he died in Warren on June 4, 1981. This needs to be confirmed.
~ Daughter Elizabeth H. Wilson ~
Daughter Elizabeth H. Wilson (1905-1997) was born on Aug. 8, 1905 in Warren Township.
She appears not to have married.
She succumbed to the spectre of death in Warren Township on June 22, 1997.
~ Daughter Anna Lee (Wilson) Livingston ~
Daughter Anna Lee Wilson (1907-1962) was born on Sept. 1, 1907 in Trumbull County.
She resided in Warren in 1928 at the address of 716 McKinley Street.
On Nov. 21, 1928, at the age of 21, she entered into the bonds of marriage with 28-year-old machinist Raymond Granville Livingston (Feb. 23, 1920- ? ). He was a native of Marietta, OH and the son of Edward and Ida Mae (Gill) Livingston. Justice of the peace George E. Morris officiated.
Raymond was divorced from his first wife, Mabel Stillwagener (1905-1984). He thus is believed to have brought a stepdaughter into the second union, who appears to have lived with the mother.
Anna Lee and Raymond bore four more known children of their own, among them them Lois B. "Rusty" Pleuss, Nancy Lee Livingston, Janet Rae Durkin and Dennis Livingston.
The 1930 United States Census shows the family in Warren, with Raymond earning a living as a tuber for an electric works.
Grief enveloped the Livingstons when daughter Nancy Lee, approaching her eighth birthday, suffered a ruptured appendix which led to an infection of peritonitis. She was admitted to Riverside Hospital and died there on Jan. 12, 1940. Her tender remains were laid to rest in Champion.
When the census again was taken in 1940, the family dwelled in Cortland. That year, Raymond worked as an operator for the electrical appliance business.
The Livingstons moved again during the decade of the 1940s and in 1950 made a home in Bazetta, Trumbull County.
Raymond passed away in Warren at age 75 on April 8, 1975. The remains were lowered to rest under the sod of Champion Township Cemetery.
Daughter Lois B. "Rusty" Livingston (1927-1985) was born in 1927 in Trumbull County. On New Year's Eve 1948, at age 21, she tied the knot with Leon R. Pleuss (Nov. 23, 1927-2009), a native of Braceville and the son of Frank M. and Pansie (Rood) Pleuss. The pair did not reproduce, and their union held fast over 37 years together. Leon was an alumnus of Braceville High School. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army and, in recognition of heroic or meritorious service in a combat zone, received three Bronze Star medals. Upon his return home, he was employed for three decades by Thomas Steel. When time allowed, he liked to camp and travel. Sadness covered the family when Lois passed away in 1985. Interment of the remains was in Champion Township Cemetery. Leon survived his bride by 24 years. He surrendered to death at age 82, in Warren, on Nov. 30, 2009. Pastor Steve Ritter led the funeral service, with burial following in Champion.
Daughter Janet Livingston (1934- ? ) was born in about 1934 in Trumbull County. Evidence suggests that she married (?) Durkin ( ? - ? ).
Son Dennis G. Livingston (1941-2008) was born on Jan. 10, 1941 in Warren. He was a 1958 graduate of Cortland High School. On Sept. 14, 1963, he was united in matrimony with Patricia Mulhall ( ? - ? ). They stayed together for 44 years until cleaved apart by death. Their trio of offspring were Scott M. Livingston, Karen Sue Emerine and Denise Ann Kolacz. For many years, Dennis generated income through his work as a die setter for Packard Electric. He retired in 1991, at the age of 50. Said an obituary, Dennis "loved gadgets. He was an avid reader and, prior to his illness, enjoyed fishing, riding motorcycles, photography and traveling... Dennis always had a positive outlook on life and a great sense of humor." Sadly, at the age of 67, following a lengthy illness, Dennis died in Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital on Feb. 21, 2008.
~ Son Lauren T. Wilson ~
Son Lauren T. Wilson (1910-1993) was born on Jan. 20, 1910 in Leavittsburg, Trumbull County.
As a young man, he was hired by Packard Electric Company and resided in Cortland.
When he was 35 years of age, on New Year's Day 1936, he wed Georgia Ann Winans (Aug. 5, 1904-1985), originally from Mecca, Trumbull County, and the daughteer of Oscar and Cora (Scott) Winans. Alberta H. Lunger, of Akron, led the wedding ceremony. The bride was six years older than the groom.
Two children born to the pair were Calvin R. Wilson and Cathryn L. "Cathy" Fink.
When the federal census enumeration was made in 1940, the Wilsons lived in Warren, with Lauren laboring for an electrical appliance manufacturing company.
Then in 1950, with the family living in Champion Township, Lauren was employed as a foreman in the harness department of Fisher Body, a division of General Motors.
Sadly, Georgia passed away in 1985.
After two years as a widower, Lauren on Valentine's Day 1987 married Alda A. Ballas ( ? - ? ).
He succumbed to the spectre of death at age 83 on Sept. 27, 1993.
Son Calvin Lee Wilson (1937-2012) was born on July 24, 1937 in Warren and spent his entire life in the community. He was a graduate of Champion High School and received his associates' degree from Kent State University. On Oct. 13, 1962, he wed Michelle Lynne "Mickey" Kennedy ( ? - ? ). Together they produced two children -- Michael Wilson and Melanie Carr. The Wilsons maintained a home in Champion Township. Said an obituary, Calvin was employed "as an office manager for several manufacturing and trucking companies, and spent many years doing home remodeling and repair. Ever the athlete, he won medals in the Senior Olympics in his fifties, and played baseball and basketball in his forties. He loved spending time outdoors and being with people." At age 74, Calvin died at home on June 13, 2012. Rev. Jerry Herron led the funeral service.
Daughter Cathryn L. "Cathy" Wilson (1941- ? ) was born in about 1941 in Ohio. She was united in holy matrimony with Fred Fink ( ? - ? ). Circa 2012, the Finks dwelled in New Waterford, OH. Fred is believed to have been employed as village administrator of New Waterford in 2013, with his work focusing on unclean water remediation.
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