Biography of Thomas I. Wilson
Lucas County, OH Biographies

By the way of the printing trade and commercial pursuits. Thomas Ignatius Wilson has at length arrived in the real estate field and since 1914 has been the president of the T. I. Wilson Company. Through the intervening period of eight years a business of substantial proportions has been developed and the real estate records show many important property transfers promoted by this corporation. Mr. Wilson is a native son of Toledo, born on the 28th of April, 1883, his parents being Thomas and Elizabeth (Gilmartin) Wilson. The father was engaged in the trucking business, having come to Toledo in 1866.

The son, Thomas I. Wilson, was educated in St. Francis de Sales parochial school and early in life turned his attention to the newspaper business by becoming a printer's devil in a newspaper office, with which he was connected for six years, steadily working his way upward from his initial starting point. He afterward became a salesman with a paint company and again his course was marked by steady progress and advancement until he was made the district sales manager. Later he turned his attention to real estate operations and in 1914 organized the T. I. Wilson Company, the activities of which he has directed for the past eight years as its president. He is also a director of The Ten Associates Company, a real estate corporation of which he was one of the organizers. His name is a familiar one in realty circles throughout Toledo and the progressiveness of his methods is widely recognized, while his continued success also has its root in his close application, determined purpose and sound judgment.

On the 20th of June, 1914, Mr. Wilson was married to Miss Anna M. McCullen of Toledo and they had one daughter, Mary Elizabeth. The wife and mother passed away February 10, 1918, her death being deeply regretted by many friends. Mr. Wilson belongs to the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and has become a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He is also connected with the Commerce Club, belongs to the Toledo Automobile Club and to the Art Museum. He favors all those agencies and projects which are looking to the upbuilding of the city and its advancement along material and cultural lines. For recreation he turns to outdoor sports, but the major part of his time and attention is concentrated upon his business and he ranks today among the leading realtors of his native city.

Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo

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