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The following obit for Thomas Burrell Wilson appears in the Proceedings of the 74th Annual Meeting of the New York State Horticultural Society, 1929, pages 240-241.:
Thomas Burrell Wilson
Mr. Thomas B. Wilson died at his residence at Hall, Ontario County, on the evening of January 11, 1929.He has been actively identified with the fruit interests of New York State all his life and was president of this association for two years.
Thomas B. Wilson was born in the Wilson homestead at Hall, December 12, 1852.He was educated in the district schools at Hall and the Canandaigua Academy.Directly upon leaving the Academy he started in business for himself on his father’s farm.The farm consists of over three hundred acres, ninety-five of which were devoted to the growing of fruit and most of the remainder to the growing of general farm crops.Until 1920, when he moved to the village of Hall, Mr. Wilson endeavored to conduct this large farm plant in accordance with the best methods of farm management.
Mr. Wilson married in 1878 Mariaret Ann Scoon, born in Calhoun County, Michigan, a daughter of Charles R. Scoon.She was graduated from the High School at Battle Creek, Michigan.Mr. and Mrs. Wilson had two sons, John of Milwaukee, Wis., and Charles S. of Hall; one daughter, Mrs. Bruce P. Jones of Hall; six grandsons and one graddaughter.
In addition to the management of his large farm, Mr. Wilson devoted a large part of his time to public affairs.For several years he was one of the farm institute speakers for New York State, his special topics being fruit growing and land drainage.He was supervisor for the town of Seneca for seven years, being twice elected chairman of the board of supervisors in Ontario County.
The Republican party selected Mr. Wilson as its candidate for the Assembly in 1910 and in November of that year he was elected a member of the State Assembly.He served for two terms and was then elected by the Republican party to the State Senate, representing the counties of Ontario, Wayne, and Yates.He served four years in the Senate.In particular his interest in the Assembly and Senate was for agriculture.He occupied prominent positions on the Agricultural Committees of both Houses, acting as chairman of the committee on Agriculture during both terms in the Assembly, and during his last term was chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture.
Mrs. Wilson’s keen interest in the farm made it possible for her husband to occupy these important political positions for during his absence in the Assembly and Senate she gave her personal attention to the details of the work on the farm.
About 1902 Mr. Wilson was appointed a member of the board of control of the New York State Experiment Station and served as chairman of the board.In 1909 he was appointed as a trustee of Cornell University by Governor Hughs and continued to fill the position until his death, having been reappointed by Governor Whitman and Governor Smith.Mr. Wilson was a director of the Ontario County Trust Company at Canandaigua and the Geneva Savings Bank.
On February 28, 1928, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, at which time a large reception was held at their beautiful bungalow in Hall.A large number of their friends and acquaintances called upon them during the afternoon to pay their respects and to wish them well.