Saturday, January 2, 2010

Rev. James A. Wilson, 1871-1961

1962 Yearbook
of the South Iowa Annual Conference
Methodist Church
Rev. James A. Wilson
Served Jerome-Mystic 1926-1933
  JAMES A. WILSON was born May 24, 1871, and passed away on September 25, 1961. He was admitted on trial in the Iowa Conference in 1910, and received into full membership in 1912. His ordination as deacon came in 1912 and as an elder in 1914. He served the following churches: Troy, Richland, Agency, Mount Pleasant Circuit, North English, Mystic [and Jerome], Fremont, and Unionville. He retired from active service in 1942 and took up residence in Mount Pleasant.
  His wife suffered several strokes a few years after he retired, and he and Mrs. Wilson moved to Crown Point, Indiana, to live with a daughter. He was made the assistant pastor of the Merrilville Methodist Church when he was past 80 years of age.
  Three denominations of ministers were represented at his memorial services, and 40 high school students were present, indicating the appeal he had to youth even at 90 years of age.
  Interment was made in his home community southwest of Libertyville in the Fell Cemetery, where his father, mother, grandfather and grandmother are buried. 
Editor's Notes
  Based on the 1925 Iowa Census of North English, Iowa County, Iowa, James A. Wilson was the son of William D. Wilson and Marinda Pollock.  He married Lucy I. Campbell who was born about 1871 in Iowa, the daughter of J. Parker Campbell and Navoni Jordon.


  1. hello,my step dad was frank arnold wilson of north english iowa.he died 1990 and is buried in aurora missouri in the aurora mom has pictures of may contact me.

  2. James was my great, great grandfather.
    Brent Steven Wilson