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Wilson - John Badger

Source: Zach, Karen Bazzani.  Montgomery Medicine Men ... Crawfordsville: MCHS, 2002.

Probably the most interestinag details regarding John Badger Wilson was that he and his wife died of natural causes on the same day and were buried side by side on Valentine's Day, 1907 in the Ladoga Ceetery.  Also, that six doctors served as his pallbearers. Born January 29, 1830 in Montgomery County, Kentucky, JB Wilson was the son of Henry and Lucy Wilson.  At age 12, he moved with his family to near Bainbridge. Seven years later, his family went to Ladoga. It was in this vicinity where he chose to practice his profession for more than 50 years. He also owned a drug store in Ladoga. Dr. Wilson graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago; the Colleg eof PHysicians & Surgeons in Cincinnati and Indiana Medical College in Indianapolis (with honors).  A staunch Republican, he was a Mason and very ative in the community.  He had at least these children: Henry; Warren'; Gertrude; Harvey and Allie.

WILSON, J. B., MD physician and surgeon, Ladoga, one of the  succesful physicians and surgeons of Montgomery County, is a  native of Montgomery Co, Ky. He was b. Jan 29, 1830 and at the  age of 4 his parents removed to Putnam Co IN and located on a  farm. His father, Henry Wilson, came to this County and died in  1876. at the age of 19 the Dr. began the study of medicine at  Danville, IN after which he came to Ladoga and studied under Dr.  KELLEY, one of the pioneer physicians of the County. Since 1855  the Dr. has been one of the leading physicians and surgeons of  this part of the County. he is a grad of Rush Med. College of  Chicago, also of the Eclectic Medical College of Cincinnati,  Ohio. He is a prominent Mason and staunch republican and is a man  who has not only been successful professionally but also  financially. He is the 1/2 owner of a fine drug store, and other  property in the town of Ladoga. The Dr. is of a social turn,  making and retaining friends without an effort. In 1859 he marr.  Miss Mary L. YOUNG, daughter of John Young, formerly pres. of the  Northwestern Univ. of Indianapolis, IN. His wife departed this  life in 1879.
 Aged Physician of Ladoga Passes Away While His Wife Lies at Point  of Death. Special to The Journal:
Ladoga, Feb. 12
Dr. J. B. WILSON died this morning at 5 o'clock of a hardening  of the arteries and softening of the brain. He had been more or  less of an invalid for five years, but was not confined to his  bed, except at intervals. Yesterday afternoon he became suddenly  very much worse. Dr. Wilson was seventy-seven years old January  29 and had practiced medicine in Ladoga for fifty years. For five  years he was associated with T. J. VENNARD in the drug business,  and again for two years with Dr. DRAKE in the same business.
The time of the funeral has not yet been set owing to the very  critical condition of his wife, Mrs. Emma Wilson, who is not  expected to live more than a few days.
He leaves the following children: Henry Wilson of  Crawfordsville, Warren Wilson of Indianapoils, Mrs. Gertrude  KIRKPATRICK of Urbana, Ill., Mrs. Harry RUPPE of Middletown, O.,  Harvey Wilson and Mrs. Allie KELLEY of Ladoga.
Transcribed by: Tracy Jones 3-8-2002

 A Double Funeral
 Ladoga, Feb. 15, 1907
The funeral of Dr. and Mrs. J. B. WILSON occurred yesterday  afternoon at the home and was conducted by Rev. COWLING, pastor  of the Ladoga Presbyterian Church, and Rev. L. E. MURRAY, pastor  of the Christian Church at Middletown, Indiana. The pall bearers  for Dr. Wilson were Drs. BATMAN, PRICE, LIDAKAY, PEACOCK,  MAHORNEY AND HEIGHWAY, and for Mrs. Wilson they were members of  the school board Eugene ASHBY, Harry DAUGHERTY, Perry MAHORNEY,  J. E. LIDAKAY, Newton FOSTER and Prof. J. F. WARFEL. The flower  bearers were Mrs. Eugene ASHBY, Misses Ethel BOWERS, Francis  MONTGOMERY and Lola VENNARD. Miss Fay DINSMORE, Mrs. Robert  STARK, Ed SUMMERS and J. W. TAPP sang "Safe in the Arms of Jesus"  and "Gathering Home." The high school quartette sang "Abide With  Me." Interment was at Ladoga Cemetery.
Those present from out-of-town were Mrs. Gertrude KIRKPATRICK  of Urbana Ill., H.B. WILSON and family of Crawfordsville, Mr. and  Mrs. Warren Wilson, G. E. BREWER of Indianapolis, Harry RUPPE and  family, Miss Bettie SULLIVAN, Chauncey WILSON, Middletown, Ohio;  Mrs. Lyde SULLIVAN and Miss Anna YOUNG and Henry MAHON,  Indianapoils; Marion STEWART, Muncie; Olliver Mahan and Miss  Annie Mahan, Lebanon; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde H. JONES, Miss Sallie  HARNEY, Henry HULETT, Misses Maude and Edna HULETT, C. G. HESS,  Hiram CONNARD, Mrs. COPPAGE, Mrs. Ol. PENTINGTON and son, Mrs.  Ella GILL, Mrs. Ella MYERS of Crawfordsville; Mr. and Mrs. James  BYMASTER, Mrs. John RAGLAND, North Salem; C. A. BARRICKLOW,  Frankfort. There were many beautiful floral offerings from  teachers, Eastern Star, high school pupils, GRAHAM's store of  Crawfordsville, Albermarle Club of Crawfordsville, and other  friends.
Transcribed by: Tracy Jones 3-8-2002
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