Descendants of Wilson



First Generation



1. Wilson

Wilson married Harper.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 2 M    i. John Hall Wilson was born on 22 Jul 1877 in Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana and died on 21 Mar 1946 in San Diego, California at age 68.

Second Generation (Children)


2. John Hall Wilson (Unknown1) was born on 22 Jul 1877 in Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana and died on 21 Mar 1946 in San Diego, California at age 68.

Inventor: Walking Sprinkler, Abt 1930, North Platte, Nebraska. 1 "Walking Sprinkler" History
Around 1930, John Hall "Jack" Wilson designed and produced the "Automotive Traveling Sprinkler" at Wilson Automotive Sprinkler Company in North Platte, Nebraska. Throughout 1930 to 1941, Wilson was an engineer and custodian at the senior high school and frequently used the invention to water school grounds. Wilson applied for a patent on October 19,1937 and it was approved March 1,1939. The sprinkler received patent number 2152425. Within the patent application, the invention was described as similar to a lawn sprinkler. "A purpose of the invention is a sprinkler that is movable over a lawn. Due to water being forced through the sprinkler, the sprinkler is moved along the route of a hose through a motor-like interchange," the application stated.
In the 1940s, production of Wilson's invention was about to take off but World War II broke out and supply of scrap metal was hard to come by. Due to this, production of the sprinkler slowed throughout the war. In 1941, Wilson moved to Whittier, California and on March 21, 1946, he died in San Diego at the age of 69.
National Manufacturing Company, a company located in Lincoln, Nebraska, had its beginnings around 1917 and manufactured Fireless cookers. The company diversified into producing airplane parts, bomb shelters, v-belts used by Goodyear, lawn-care implements, and test kitchen equipment. National Manufacturing obtained the walking sprinkler patent sometime after WWII and produced sprinklers with Wilson's original design and patent information printed on the side.
Wilson's patent expired in 1960. Since that time, National Manufacturing has produced sprinklers very similar to Wilson's original model\emdash with some versions differing slightly. In 1985, the company was bought by TMCO, Inc., which to this day still produces the Walking Sprinkler.

John married Nellie Moss Chaddock, daughter of William H. Chaddock and Octavia Moss, on 12 Mar 1902 in Mound City, Missouri. Nellie was born on 18 Dec 1882 in Wyandotte City, Wyandotte County, Kansas and died on 3 Mar 1968 in Lakewood, Colorado at age 85.

Children from this marriage were:

   3 M    i. George Ernest Wilson 2 was born on 26 Jan 1903 and died on 3 Dec 1948 at age 45.

   4 M    ii. William Richard Wilson was born on 29 Nov 1905 in Indiana and died on 1 Jan 1955 in Riverside, California at age 49.

   5 M    iii. Francis Marion Wilson was born on 17 Jul 1909 and died in Mar 1910.

   6 F    iv. Eileen Evelyn Wilson was born on 5 Jun 1911 and died on 9 Oct 1982 at age 71.

Eileen married Carroll.

   7 F    v. Margaret Eleanor Wilson

Margaret married Lehman.

+ 8 M    vi. Jack Robert Wilson was born on 29 Jun 1921 in Mitchell, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, died on 25 Apr 1982 in Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Oregon at age 60, and was buried on 28 Apr 1982 in Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Oregon, Cremated.

Third Generation (Grandchildren)


8. Jack Robert Wilson (John Hall2, Unknown1) was born on 29 Jun 1921 in Mitchell, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, died on 25 Apr 1982 in Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Oregon at age 60, and was buried on 28 Apr 1982 in Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Oregon, Cremated.

Jack married Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Davis, daughter of George Riley Davis and Hannah Elizabeth Linney, on 3 Aug 1942 in Whittier, Los Angeles County, California. Elizabeth was born on 16 Apr 1924 in Fort Sheridan, Lake County, Illinois and died on 2 Oct 2009 in Klamath Falls, Oregon at age 85.

Klamath Basin Senior Citizens Center: Betty helped originate the craft shop at the Klamath Basin Senior Citizens Center and was the manager for several years. She spent many hours volunteering her services there and loved visiting with everyone. Her handmade bunnies, quilts, covered albums and other beautifully crafted items were in great demand.
When she wasn't sewing, she was busy outside working in her garden or inside working on a jigsaw puzzle.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 9 F    i. Penny Jean Wilson

+ 10 F    ii. Sandra Lee Wilson

Fourth Generation (Great-Grandchildren)


9. Penny Jean Wilson (Jack Robert3, John Hall2, Unknown1)

Penny married Robert Hurley.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 11 F    i. Diana Lynne Hurley

+ 12 F    ii. Karen Michelle Hurley

+ 13 F    iii. Laurie Kathleen Hurley

Penny next married James Barbee.

10. Sandra Lee Wilson (Jack Robert3, John Hall2, Unknown1)

Sandra married Danny L. Mollo, son of Louis Daniel Mollo and Elizabeth Angelina Ruggiero. Danny was born on 1 Aug 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and died on 8 Jul 2003 in Pilot Rock, Oregon at age 60.

Children from this marriage were:

   14 M    i. Michael Louis Mollo

+ 15 F    ii. Jennifer Lee Mollo

   16 M    iii. Christopher Daniel Mollo was born on 10 Jun 1976 in Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Oregon and died on 3 Aug 1980 in Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Oregon at age 4.

Fifth Generation (Great Great-Grandchildren)


11. Diana Lynne Hurley (Penny Jean Wilson4, Jack Robert3, John Hall2, Unknown1)

Diana married Platis.

Children from this marriage were:

   17 F    i. Amandah Kym Platis

   18 F    ii. (Twin Sister) Samantha Lynn Platis

12. Karen Michelle Hurley (Penny Jean Wilson4, Jack Robert3, John Hall2, Unknown1)

Karen married Strohman.

Children from this marriage were:

   19 M    i. Randan Scott Strohman

   20 M    ii. Steve Ryan Strohman

Karen next married Warren.

13. Laurie Kathleen Hurley (Penny Jean Wilson4, Jack Robert3, John Hall2, Unknown1)

Laurie married Lukens.

Children from this marriage were:

   21 F    i. LaSaundra (Lacy) Aileen Lukens

   22 F    ii. Ellen Lorraine Lukens

Laurie next married Rhoades.

15. Jennifer Lee Mollo (Sandra Lee Wilson4, Jack Robert3, John Hall2, Unknown1)

Jennifer married Jason Wilson.

Children from this marriage were:

   23 F    i. Taylor

   24 F    ii. Brooke

   25 F    iii. Jacey


Sources


1. (Automotive traveling sprinkler
Document Type and Number:
United States Patent 2152425
Inventors:
Wilson, John H.

Publication Date:
03/28/1939
Assignee:
Wilson, John H.

Primary Class:
239/748
Other Classes:
239/746, 239/556, 239/243, 33/657
International Classes:
A01G25/09; A01G25/00).

2. Sisters, Penny Wilson Barbee and Sandi Wilson Mollo, John Hall Wilson Family.