Name:   John Clinton Wilson

From:  The Kendall County Record, Kendall Co., Illinois
Date:  April 4, 1934

John Wilson Killed in Auto Accident March 26

Seward - John Clinton Wilson was killed in an automobile accident at about 1 o'clock Monday afternoon, March 26, when the automobile in which he was riding skidded on the Lincoln highway about 4 miles northwest of Joliet and smashed into a telephone pole. Mr. Wilson had gone to Joliet that morning with a son who is employed there, and caught a ride back with Frank Dick, of Plainfield, who also met death in the accident.

John C. Wilson, son of the late DeWitt and Margaret Wilson, was born in Na-au-say, in May, 1874, where his early life was lived. He attended the McCauley school. In 1906 he went to Minnesota and was united in marriage to Miss Clara Klatt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julian Klatt, of Renville, Minnesota, on May 10, 1910, who, with nine children survive. They are: William, George, Frank, Clarence, John, Jr., Johanna, Margaret, Alice and Ruth, all at home. Three children by a previous marriage are a son, Clinton of Lockport, and two daughters, Mrs. Robert Pike , of Ridgewood, and Mrs. James Nichols, of Los Angeles, California. Also surviving are a brother, Robert of Lockport, and a sister, Mrs. Blanche Hahnenstein, of Aurora.

Funeral services were held from the Evangelical church, Plainfield, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Karl J. Bungardner officiating. A male quartet comprised of Raymond Kehl, Ellsworth Burngardner, Clayton and Ralph Smith, sung hymns.  Burial was in the Aux Sable cemetery.