Birth: December 1904
Baldwin County, Alabama
Death: 19 January 1916
Little River, Baldwin County, Alabama
Rev. Andrew Wiley Wilson (1874 – 1942)
Mary Aline Johnson Wilson (1875 – 1942)
Veta H Wilson Phillips (1893 – 1984)
Hollis Grady Wilson (1895 – 1941)
Carrie Irene Wilson Phillips Williamson (1898 – 1979)
Leila Janet Wilson (1904 – 1916)
Andrew Washington Wilson (1907 – 1909)
Callie Mae Wilson Brooks (1909 – 1994)
Woodrow Wilson (1914 – 1999)
Wilson Family Cemetery
Created by: Michelle Woodham
Record added: Jan 01, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 23691632
Killed by a Washpot Fire – Leila Janet Wilson 1904-1916 #52Ancestors #34
1910 ALABAMA BALDWIN BLACKSHERSeries: T624 Roll: 1 Page: 1Wilson, Andrew A 38 M W AL , Turpentine Distiller, both parents AL, reads & writes
Wilson, Lena, 37, married 19 years, 7 children, 6 living, born AL, Father NC, Mother AL, reads & writes
Wilson, Veta, daughter, 17, reads & writes
Wilson, Hollis, 15, odd jobs, reads & writes, did not attend school
Wilson, Carele [Carrie], 13, reads & writes, did not attend school
Wilson, Wiley, 8, read-write is blank, did not attend school
Wilson, Lela, 6, read-write is blank, did not attend school
Wilson, Cally, 0Leila died Monday, June 19, 1916 in Little River, Baldwin County. She was 11 years and 1 month old. Her dress caught fire from the fire around the washpot, and she died ten hours later. I can only hope that she was unconscious for most if not all of that time.
Leila was buried in the Blacksher School Cemetery which was lost to time.
source: Beverly McGowan Norman
Thanks to the efforts of the descendants of the Wilson family, Leila now has a memorial in the Wilson Cemetery located on Highway 59 in Blacksher.
|Photo by Carolyn Hastings Dickinson|
Photos and information courtesy of Carolyn Hastings Dickinson, Silverhill, Baldwin County, Alabama, 2014 and Beverly McGowan Norman.