Lavinia Sophia (Rose) Wilson (15 Nov 1875 - 2 Oct 1968)

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Title

Lavinia Sophia (Rose) Wilson (15 Nov 1875 - 2 Oct 1968)

Description

Lavinia Rose grew up in the family home at 458 Main Road in Granville. She attended school in Granville then attended Wesleyan Academy and Mount Holyoke college, graduating in 1901.

She married Albion B. Wilson on October 2, 1909 and lived in Hartford where Albion practiced law. Lavinia was a teacher. The couple continued to maintain the Rose homestead at 458 Main Road in Granville as a family home, only selling it after Lavinia's death in 1968.

Lavinia (Rose) Wilson died on October 2, 1968 in Hartford on the 59th anniversary of her marriage to Albion Wilson.

Contributor

These photos were kindly donated in July 2019 by Janet Donston in loving memory of Lavinia Rose Wilson and Lillian Stillman Donston.

Citation

“Lavinia Sophia (Rose) Wilson (15 Nov 1875 - 2 Oct 1968),” Granville History Digital Collection, accessed May 23, 2024, https://granvillehistory.omeka.net/items/show/1093.

Comments

Corey Phelon Geske

On May 15, 1953, Lavinia Rose Wilson wrote the Foreward to her late husband Albion B. Wilson's "History of Granville, Massachusetts" published January 25, 1954, and included a biography of his life (see pages xi-xiv). Following Albion's loss in 1950, the book was published after about three years of work preparing the manuscript, proofing and indexing, for which Lavinia thanked all those "whose kind and efficient help," made the publication, "in his memory" and "as a tribute to him," possible. Thanks to Albion and Lavinia's dedication, this priceless reference was published on the occasion of Granville celebrating "the 200th anniversary of its incorporation as a District and the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Noble and Cooley Drum Factory." Lavinia wrote: "How much my husband, Albion B. Wilson, would have enjoyed working for and taking part in this celebration, for he loved Granville and its people . . ."

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