Acton Memorial Library
Paralytic Shock Caused Death of Lucius Wilson
Funeral Held Sunday
Lucius D. Wilson, a highly respected resident and veteran of the Civil war, died at his home on Brooks st., Wednesday afternoon, following an illness due to a paralytic shock and advanced age.
He was born in Mansfield, Ct., Nov. 11, 1839, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wilson. At the outbreak of the Civil war, he enlisted with the first call for three months’ men with Co. B, 1st Conn. Inf., and reenlisted with Co. B, 7th Conn. Inf., receiving an honorable discharge from service.
He was a member of Isaac Davis post, G.A.R., of which he was one of the past commanders. He was a member of Charles A. Welch lodge, A.F. & A.M., of which he was chaplain for 27 years.
On Dec. 1, 1864, he married at Wellington, Ct., Ruth Kendall Abbott, who still survives, and there have been three children two of whom are living: Judge Howard A. Wilson, prominent lawyer and judge of the district court and L. Everett Wilson, assistant paymaster at the Assabet mills.
He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, of which he was trustee, and for a number of years was superintendent of the Sunday school. He resided here the past 40 years.
The venerable old veteran typified the spirit of the gallant Boys of ’61, and, of a pleasant personality, he was a familiar figure about the town, possessing the love and friendship of all who met him.
Funeral services were held at his late home Saturday afternoon, Rev. Charles F. Parsons, pastor of the M.E. church, officiating, assisted by Rev. A.M. Osgood of Lowell, former pastor of the M.E. church. A quartet composed of George Lawton, Hiram Parkin, Mrs. Charles H. Stanely and Mrs. John Sunderland, rendered “The Sunset Hour,” “My Heavenly Home,” and “He Giveth His Loved Ones Sleep.”
The bier was banked with floral tributes, tokens of the esteem and love of friends, neighbors and relatives. Charles A. Welch lodge, A.F. & A.M., escorted the cortege to the cemetery, where the Masonic burial service was read by Acting Chaplain Gavin Taylor.
A delegation of Isaac Davis post, G.A.R., composed of D.H. Hall of West Acton commander, ad Comrades A.D. Holt, James Carney and Sumner Rogers served as guard of honor.
The bearers were Hiram Parkin, A.O. Dunham, Levi Cheney, representing M.E. church, and Mungo Bain, Lucius Maynard and Thomas usher, Charles A. Welch lodge, A.F. & A.M. Interment was in Glendwood cemetery.