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Charles H. Wilson
Mr. Wilson's Family Was Among Earliest Settlers

Charles H. Wilson, a lifelong resident of Yorktown and a descendant of one of the town's earliest families, died on Thursday, December 21 after a short illness. He was 85 years old. Interment was on Saturday, December 23 at 2 p.m. in Amawalk Cemetery.

Mr. Wilson's ancestors came to Yorktown over 200 years ago, the original farm occupying a large tract of land along the old Croton River now under water in the western section of the Croton Reservoir. James Wilson, great-grandfather of Charles H. Wilson, was the family's founder in Yorktown. The Charles H. Wilson home on Route 129 was part of the original homestead which he inherited from his parents, Eugene and Sara Tompkins Wilson.

Mr. Wilson was a carpenter and millwright. He contributed to many of the buildings in the area. Mr. Wilson was millwright foreman at the Chevrolet plant in Tarrytown for many years, and he was head of the department when he retired 20 years ago.

Mr. Wilson is survived by five children - Mrs. Edward Post of Yorktown, Mrs. Merle Leach of Crompond, James P. and George T. Wilson, both of Yorktown, and Charles H. Wilson, Jr. of Shrub Oak. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren, and by two brothers - George M. Wilson of Yorktown and Harold B. Wilson of Putnam Valley, and by one sister, Mrs. Randolph Polhell of Sherburne, New York.

Source: The Yorktowner, January 3, 1973

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