Pueblo County, Colorado

Contributed by Karen Mitchell.

    Mr. Wilson was of Irish parentage. He was born in Kanawha County, Va., in 1847. When ten years of age, his parents moved to Kansas and settled on a farm near Louisburg. He received a common school education and pursued farming until 1872. In that year he came to Colorado. For about two years he was engaged in the lumber business, in the employ of S. P. Gutshall, at and above Colorado Springs. In 1874, he came to Pueblo and took charge of a lumber-yard for Mr. Gutshall, in which capacity he continued about two years. From October, 1876, to January, 1880, he held the office of Police Justice in South Pueblo. He was also City Clerk and Treasurer of South Pueblo from April, 1877, to April, 1879. In January, 1880, he became Deputy County Treasurer under Mr. Carlile, which position he still holds. Mr. Wilson is now popularly known, and well established in the confidence of his fellow-citizens. He was married at Pueblo June 17, 1879, to Miss Emma R. Divelbliss. History of the Arkansas Valley, Colorado O L Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1881

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