Roy Wilson


Mr. and Mrs. Roy D. Wilson

Roy Wilson was born near Grundy Center, Iowa, in 1885, and came to North Dakota with his parents at the age of fourteen, making the trip by covered wagon. His parents homesteaded twelve miles west of Garrison.

Mrs. Margaret Wilson was born near Towner, North Dakota, and moved with her parents to what was known as Glennon’s Coulee when she was a small child, attending school near old Roseglen, somewhere in the vicinity of the John Snippen place.

Roy and Margaret were married on April 13, 1911, and moved onto the homestead west of Garrison. They moved to Romsaas Township, in the Roseglen vicinity, in 1930. In 1939, Mr. Wilson’s health failed, so they moved to Washburn, North Dakota, where he died in 1942.

Mrs. Wilson returned to Garrison in 1946, living there until her death in 1962. The Wilsons raised five children, and another passed away in infancy. Their children were Doris (Mrs. Melvin Johnson), Bernice (Mrs. Alfred Vought), Edwin, Myrtle (Mrs. Cecil Wilson), and Earl.