William Wilson, the pioneer ancestor of this family, emigrated from Stewardstown, County of Tyrone, Ireland, in 1732, when 19 years of age. The Town of Stewardstown is in the parish of Donagheny in the province of Ulster and eighty-two miles northwest of Dublin, long noted for its very superior linen cloth.
The series contains original affidavits of registration that record personal information about each registrant, their photograph affixed to the majority of documents, and the registrants fingerprints. All of these are specific to Kansas, and most have the actual documents attached.
Frederic M. Wilhelm. When a boy in his early teens Frederic M. Wilhelm began working for himself and has risen from the position of an office employe to secretary of the Prairie Pipe Line Company of Independence. He has been closely identified with the present company and the Prairie State Oil and Gas Company at Independence for the past twelve years. Thirty-three years of age, Mr. Wilhelm was born at Decatur, Indiana, January 6, 1883. His father, George Wilhelm, was born in Germany in 1854, and when ten years of age ran away from home and soon afterwards found his
La Grande, Oregon Evelyn Wilhelm Evelyn Wilhelm, 72, of La Grande, died June 1 at her home after an extended illness. Funeral services were held on Monday at the Summerville Cemetery Chapel. Loveland Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements. Evelyn was born on May 5, 1935, to Gwen and Charles “Jack” Jackman in Richfield, Utah. She married Roy Wilhelm on May 25, 1952. In her early days, Evelyn liked to square dance and ride horses. She was a bowler, a talented seamstress and a quilt maker. Evelyn particularly enjoyed supporting her children and grandchildren in their school programs