Biography of Samuel Alford Wilson
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Samuel Alfred Wilson, who is engaged in operating the old Wilson farm in section 19, Sheldon township, was born in Clay county, Minnesota, Nov. 5, 1884, son of Peter and Asper (Peterson) Wilson. He was the second born of his parents' eight children, and attended district school in Sheldon township, Houston county. He was reared on his parents' farm, but at the age of 14 years began working out for others, and was thus occupied for some years as a farm hand. He then engaged in stump pulling and made that his business for eleven years, at the end of which time he returned to the old homestead, where he has since been engaged in general farming, raising stock and grain for the market. The homestead consists of 160 acres of excellent land, together with a good set of buildings, and Mr. Wilson is enjoying a prosperous career. At the present time he is school treasurer of his district, in politics being a Republican. He is a member of the Norwegian Lutheran church known as the "Stone Church," and is fraternally affiliated with the order of Yeomen. Mr. Wilson was united in marriage, May 16, 1916, to Anna Otterness, who was born in Black Hammer township, this county, daughter of Ole and Martha Otterness, both natives of that township, where they engaged in farming. Mrs. Wilson's father died in 1899, but her mother is still living on the old homestead. They had three children, of whom their daughter Anna was the second in order of birth. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson have one child, Maybelle Adeline.

The History of Houston County, Minnesota
Edited by: Franklyn Curtis-Wedge.
H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co.
Winona, Minn. 1919


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