Name: John Clinton Wilson
From: The Kendall County Record, Kendall
John Wilson Killed in Auto Accident March 26
Date: April 4, 1934
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.