1865–1942
Mrs. J. G. Wilson

Introduction

Born: May 24, 1865, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Died: June 23, 1942, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Buried: West Laur­el Hill Ce­me­te­ry, Ba­la Cyn­wyd, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Biography

Emily was the daugh­ter of John De­vine and Sar­ah Lees. Her fa­ther was from Ire­land, and her mo­ther from Eng­land. Note: Some sourc­es give her fa­ther’s name as Di­vine, but his tomb­stone clear­ly shows De­vine.

Emily mar­ried Me­thod­ist min­is­ter John G. Wil­son, an Eng­lish im­mi­grant.

John was Dis­trict Su­per­in­tend­ent of the Me­thod­ist Phila­del­phia Con­fer­ence, and pas­tor of the Whar­ton Me­mor­i­al Me­thod­ist Church in Phil­a­del­phia.

The cou­ple had no child­ren, and John died in 1933. In 1935 and 1940, Em­i­ly was liv­ing in the Me­thod­ist Epis­co­pal Home for the Aged in Phil­a­del­phia.

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