Biography of Emmett C. Wilson
Erie County, PA Biographies

Emmett C. Wilson. One of the well known and highly esteemed of the younger attorneys of the city of Erie is Emmett C. Wilson, who has offices with Miles B. Kitts at 25 East 8th Street. He was born in this city, Aug. 23, 1900, and is the son of Clyde C. and Mamie M. (Deck) Wilson.

Clyde C. Wilson was a native of Sharpsville, Pa., and his wife was born in Berlin, Germany. He attended medical school for several years, but engaged in business later, being a successful merchant of Erie for a number of years. He is deceased and his wife resides in Erie. They had two sons: Emmett C., the subject of this sketch; and Grant, who also resides in Erie.

After receiving his early education in the public schools of Erie, Emmett C. Wilson was graduated from the School of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his degree in law at the same institution in 1924, and has since been engaged in the practice of his profession in Erie,

On Oct. 31, 1923, Mr. Wilson was united in marriage with Miss Aline McElhainey, a native of Indianapolis, Ind., and the daughter of, Alexander and Henrietta (Gagel) McElhainey. They were born at Marion, Ind., and now reside in Pittsburgh, Pa. Another daughter, Lillian McElhainey, married Raymond Mater, and lives at 1339 Elm Street, Youngstown, Ohio. To Mr. and Mrs. Wilson a son has been born, Emmett C., Jr., born Sept. 5, 1924.

Mr. Wilson is an independent voter, He is a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, and belongs to the Delta Theta Phi fraternity, of which he served as treasurer for one year. He was also a delegate to the na tional convention of the fraternity several years ago, and in the capacity of tribure for the succeeding year. He also holds membership in the Delta Sigma Rho, an honorary debating fraternity. During the World War, Mr. Wilson was a member of the Students' Army Training Corps.

History of Erie County, Pennsylvania
By: John Elmer Reed
Historical Publishing Company

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