Biography of Charles Hulbert Wilson

CHARLES HULBERT WILSON – A man of character who has had a thorough business training under the tutelage of his able father is Charles H. Wilson, of Pittsfield. From the time ha entered his father’s woolen manufactory he has shown ability and a liking for his work and has risen rapidly from one position to another until he is now shouldering the responsibilities of the offices of treasurer and vice-president. The concern is now doing business under the title of James & E. H. Wilson, Inc., and are manufacturers of woolen materials (for details of the business see biography of James Wilson, preceding).

Mr. Wilson was born in Pittsfield, October 15, 1877, and has to his credit a very fine educational training. He was a student at Joseph E. Peirson’s private school for boys, in Pittsfield, then was an attendant at the Hotchkiss School at Lakeville, Connecticut. From this school he went to Yale University, from which he graduated in 1900, receiving at the time his Bachelor of Arts degree. His school studies completed ha returned home and in the same year of his graduation he entered his father’s business, learning the business from the bottom up. He showed remarkable executive ability and therefore it is not strange that he should have attained to the high position of treasurer of the firm. In 1923, upon the death of his uncle, Edward H. Wilson, ha was also elected its vice-president and ha is handling the duties of this office with the same ability that has characterized all his other work.

Mr. Wilson is a director of the Pittsfield National Bank; the Pittsfield Morris Plan Bank; and is a trustee of the City Savings Bank. His political views are, like his father’s, centered with the Republican Party, although he has never held any public office. Mr. Wilson is a member of the First Congregational Church of Pittsfield, and he affiliates as a member of the following clubs: University, of New York; Yale, of Boston; and the Park, and Country, of Pittsfield.

Charles Hulbart Wilson married, in Pittsfield, April 4, 1913, Mrs. Lena Edge (Wyman) Sampson, of Augusta, Maine, daughter of Silas and Mary Jarvis (Houdlette) Wyman. They have had born to them three children, one of whom is now deceased. They ara: Charles Hurlbert, Jr., born August 15, 1915, died August 17, 1915; Virginia, born December 20, 1916; and James (2d), born March 12, 1921.


Lockwood, John H. (John Hoyt); Bagg, Ernest Newton; Carson, Walter S. (Walter Scott); Riley, Herbert E. (Herbert Elihu); Boltwood, Edward; Clark, Will L. (Will Leach); Western Massachusetts A History 1636-1925; New York and Chicago: Lewis historical publishing company, inc., 1926

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