1847 - 1870 (23 years)
||WILSON, Juan "John" Bautista |
- NAME VARIATIONS:
- John WILSON: 1850 Census
||8 Jan 1847
||28 Jan 1847
||Plaza Church, Los Angeles, Alta California [1, 2, 3]
||18 Jan 1850
||Los Angeles County, California 
||1850 CENSUS: LN #5 - FAM 70; John Wilson - Age 4
w/widowed father, sister and employees
||7 Jul 1860
||San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California 
||1860 CENSUS: LN #21 - FAM 1129; John Wilson - Age 13
w/father, sister, step-mother, step-brother, half-sister and employees
||6 Dec 1870
||Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California [6, 7]
|Cause: Suicide by gun shot |
||abt. 8 Dec 1870
||Los Angeles County, California
||1. Schwald - WA-NY-OR-TX
||18 Jul 2015 |
||WILSON, Benjamin Davis "Benito", b. 1 Dec 1811, Nashville, Tennessee , d. 11 Mar 1878, San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California (Age 66 years) |
||YORBA, Maria Ramona Anselma, b. Apr 1828, Alta California , d. Abt. 21 Mar 1849, Alta California (Age ~ 20 years) |
- [S010] Alta Cal Msn Bk #00_1770-1855_Bap, Early California Population Project, (huntington.org), http://missions.huntington.org/BaptismalData.aspx?ID=3491.
L.A. Plaza Church
#1632) 28 Jan 1847- JUAN BAUTISTA GUILSON [WILSON], 20 d., h.l. de padre Benito Guilson [Wilson], y de madre Ramona Yorba, Msn. S.G. Bap. #7512.
*More info on web site
- [S018] Alta Cal Msn Bk #05_1826-1848_LA Pl Ch_Bap, Nuestra Senora Reina de Los Angeles Church, (Thomas Workman Temple III).
#1632) Jan 28 - JUAN BAUTISTA WILSON, de 20 dias, of Benito y Ramona Yorba,
Juan Rowland y Encarnacion Martinez, as pads.
- [S252] Alta Cal Msn Bk #43_1831-1865_LA Pl Ch_Conf, Nuestra Senora Reina de Los Angeles Church, (Thomas Workman Temple III).
CONFIRMATION - L.A. Plaza Church
#211) [Sept 8, 1850]- JUAN WILSON, 4, h.l. de Don Benito y Ramon Yorba;
Don Pio Pico, pad.
- [S167] CENSUS 1850 - U.S. Federal, (ancestry.com), page 6; [11/39], 18 Jan 1850.
- [S169] CENSUS 1860 - U.S. Federal, (ancestry.com), page 120 (412); [120/158], 7 Jul 1860.
- [S295] Archives - www California Digital Newspaper Collection (CDNC), (http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc), http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=MDA18701207.2.9&srpos=3&e=-------en--20--1--txt-txIN-%22john+wilson%22+suicide------#.
DEATH - BY SUICIDE
Marysville Daily Appeal, Volume XXII, Number 125, 7 December 1870
Los Angeles News.
John Wilson was found dead in his room at the Bella Union Hotel, yesterday. A large pistol was found in close proximity to the body. It is apparent that deceased committed suicide. He had a gun shot wound in his breast which penetrated the heart and caused his death. An inquest last evening rendered a verdict in accordance with the facts.
- [S321] BK-Borders of Love & Power: Fam & Kin Intercult. SW, David Wallace Adams, Crista DeLuzio, (https://books.google.com/books?id=FNA61PMRyhAC&pg=PA93&lpg=PA93&dq=daughter+of+Benjamin+Davis+Wilson&source=bl&ots=yJtY-PjgHY&sig=o8DDs-7CucrsFPYKvPVHgxHCVNc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CEQQ6AEwCDgUahUKEwiS7_Hb_OPGAhWGNYgKHZSpB4M#v=onepage&q=daughter%20of%20Benjamin%20Davis%20Wilson&f=false), https://books.google.com/books?id=FNA61PMRyhAC&pg=PA93&lpg=PA93&dq=daughter+of+Benjamin+Davis+Wilson&source=bl&ots=yJtY-PjgHY&sig=o8DDs-7CucrsFPYKvPVHgxHCVNc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CEQQ6AEwCDgUahUKEwiS7_Hb_OPGAhWGNYgKHZSpB4M#v=onepage&q=daughter%20of%20Benjamin%20Davis%20Wilson&f=false.
Chapter 4 , Hard Choices, Anne F. Hyde, page 93
"Senator Benjamin Davis Wilson's hands shook as he opened a letter from his wife, Margaret. He dreaded the news those pages would hold, and indeed he wept on that December night in 1870 over reports of his son's suicide in a downtown Los Angeles hotel.
John Bernardo Wilson, his Juanito, was dead at twenty-five. Though his family hired private tutors and sent him to fine Jesuit boarding schools, John never found a niche for himself in the 1860's California. He worked in various Wilson family businesses, but, like many sons who bear too many expectations, he ran up debts and lost his family's trust. His father's business managers reported that John drank to excess, got into fights, and gambled away any money they gave him.
Devastated by the loss of his son, Benjamin Wilson could only write as an epitaph, 'Poor boy I loved him with all his faults.'"