Adams County History & Genealogy

Adams County, Ohio Descendancies

Descendants of Elmer Curtis Wilson

1. ELMER CURTIS3 WILSON (ROBERT2, JAMES1) was born March 15, 1875 in Adams Co., OH, and died November 23, 1959 in Clinton Co., OH. He married ICY DELLA HICKS December 20, 1911 in Highland Co., OH, daughter of ROBERT HICKS and NANCY WHITE. She was born March 22, 1889 in Highland Co., OH, and died June 01, 1957 in Adams Co., OH.


1910 Census Adams Co., OH

WILSON, Elmer C. age 33, born in OH
WILSON, Mary A. age 75, born in PA - mother
WILSON, Marshall J. age 37, born in PA - brother
HICKS, Della age 21, born in OH - servant


1920 Census Adams Co., OH

WILSON, Elmer C., age 44
WILSON, Fay D., age 30
WILSON, Russell L., age 7
WILSON, Roscoe D., age 3 1/2
WILSON, Golda E., age 1 1/2
WILSON, Mary A., age 83



PEEBLES-Curtis Wilson, 84, Peebles Route 4, died of carcinoma at 2 p.m. Monday in Wilmington at Young's Home for the Retired. He had lived here all his life with the exception of the past three months when he had been for a time at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Curliss of Wilmington, before going to the rest home. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Wilson was born March 15, 1875 in Adams County the son of Robert and Mary Dunbar* Wilson. He was married Dec. 20, 1911.  His wife, Icy Della Wilson, preceded him in death. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Curliss of Wilmington, Mrs. Goldie Jones of Washington C.H. and Mrs. Sylvia Offenbacher of Lima; a son, Donald Wilson, and grandchildren. Mr. Wilson had seven brothers and five sisters all of whom are deceased. * (NOTE: Dunmire, not Dunbar) 



Burial: Locust Grove Cemetery, Adams Co., OH

Occupation: farmer

Residence: 1925, Peebles, OH




Mrs. Della Wilson, 68, wife of Curtiss Wilson, Locust Grove, and

mother of Mrs. Ralph Curliss, Wilmington, died at 9:15 a.m. today

in West Union Hospital following an extended illness.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.



Burial: Locust Grove Cemetery, Adams Co., OH

Children of ELMER WILSON and ICY HICKS are:

2. i. RUSSELL L.4 WILSON, b. December 31, 1912, Adams Co., OH; d. July 20, 1941.

3. ii. DONALD ROSCOE WILSON, b. December 25, 1916, Adams Co., OH; d. October 21, 1999.

4. iii. GOLDA ELIZABETH "GOLDIE" WILSON, b. 1918, Adams Co., OH.

5. iv. SYLVIA GRACE WILSON, b. 1925, Adams Co., OH.

6. v. GLADYS LUCILLE WILSON, b. 1927, Adams Co., OH.


Generation No. 2

2. RUSSELL L.4 WILSON (ELMER CURTIS3, ROBERT2, JAMES1) was born December 31, 1912 in Adams Co., OH, and died July 20, 1941. He married OPAL MUSTARD April 21, 1935 in Adams Co., OH, daughter of ZINNA MUSTARD and ADA WILLIAMS. She was born January 12, 1914 in Pike Co., OH.


Burial: Locust Grove Cemetery, Adams Co., OH

3. DONALD ROSCOE4 WILSON (ELMER CURTIS3, ROBERT2, JAMES1) was born December 25, 1916 in Adams Co., OH, and died October 21, 1999. He married (1) OPAL LUCILLE CAPLINGER. She was born August 1914, and died November 1948. He married (2) MILDRED MCCULLOUGH 1950 in Maysville, KY.


Burial: Bowersville Cemetery, OH

4. GOLDA ELIZABETH "GOLDIE"4 WILSON (ELMER CURTIS3, ROBERT2, JAMES1) was born 1918 in Adams Co., OH. She married PAUL EUGENE JONES. He was born October 09, 1928, and died July 1978.

5. SYLVIA GRACE4 WILSON (ELMER CURTIS3, ROBERT2, JAMES1) was born 1925 in Adams Co., OH. She married WILLIAM OFFENBACHER November 23, 1948. He was born September 15, 1922, and died December 22, 1998.

6. GLADYS LUCILLE4 WILSON (ELMER CURTIS3, ROBERT2, JAMES1) was born 1927 in Adams Co., OH. She married RALPH LEROY "TARZAN" CURLISS July 06, 1952. He was born December 20, 1925 in Clinton Co., OH, and died April 14, 2000 in Clinton Co., OH.



Ralph 'Tarzan' Curliss 1925-2000 Ralph Leroy "Tarzan" Curliss, 74, of 107 Sycamore Drive, Wilmington, died 10:42 a.m. Friday (April 14, 2000) at Clinton Memorial Hospital. His wife, Gladys Wilson Curliss, whom he married July 6, 1952, survives. He was born Dec. 20, 1925, in Wilmington, son of the late Oscar and Ferrol McHenry Curliss. He was a member of the A Street Church of God. He was retired from International Paper, having worked at the Wilmington News Journal for 38 years prior to working at International Paper. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II, having received a Purple Heart. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Garry David (Pamela) Curliss of Brookville and Danny Ray (Debbie) Curliss of New Vienna; three brothers, Robert Curliss of Wilmington, Larry Curliss of Sabina and Michael Curliss of Costa Rica; seven sisters, Virginia Steele of Hillsboro, Ruth Allen of Hillsboro, Blanche Curliss of Lady Lake, Fla., Evelyn Waits of Dayton, Jane Leidenheimer of Mason, Maureen Curliss of Wilmington and Marilyn Hild of Inverness, Fla.; five grandchildren, Ralph Curliss, Megan Curliss, Erin Curliss, Allyson Curliss and Sinamon Curliss; five step-grandchildren, Mike Szucs, Jodi Miller, Julie Szucs, Vicki Burke and Staci Garrison; and three step-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Oscar Curliss, Jr.; a sister, Betty Greely. The service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Church of God, 200 A Street, Wilmington, the Rev. Floyd Smith officiating, with burial in Clinton Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South St., Wilmington. *****


Burial: Clinton Memorial Gardens, Wilmington, Clinton Co., OH