WILSON, Juan "John" Bautista

Male 1847 - 1870  (23 years)


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  • Name WILSON, Juan "John" Bautista 
    • NAME VARIATIONS:
      - John WILSON: 1850 Census
    Nickname Johnny 
    Born 8 Jan 1847  Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 28 Jan 1847  Plaza Church, Los Angeles, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 18 Jan 1850  Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1850 CENSUS - Los Angeles County, California; 18 Jan 1850
    1850 CENSUS: LN #5 - FAM 70; John Wilson - Age 4
    w/widowed father, sister and employees
    Census 7 Jul 1860  San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    1860 CENSUS - San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California; 7 Jul 1860
    1860 CENSUS: LN #21 - FAM 1129; John Wilson - Age 13
    w/father, sister, step-mother, step-brother, half-sister and employees
    Died 6 Dec 1870  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Cause: Suicide by gun shot 
    Buried abt. 8 Dec 1870  Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I21268  1. Schwald - WA-NY-OR-TX
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2015 

    Father WILSON, Benjamin Davis "Benito",   b. 1 Dec 1811, Nashville, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1878, San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother YORBA, Maria Ramona Anselma,   b. Apr 1828, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 21 Mar 1849, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 20 years) 
    Family ID F6955  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Jan 1847 - Alta California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 28 Jan 1847 - Plaza Church, Los Angeles, Alta California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 18 Jan 1850 - Los Angeles County, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 7 Jul 1860 - San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Suicide by gun shot - 6 Dec 1870 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - abt. 8 Dec 1870 - Los Angeles County, California Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S010] Alta Cal Msn Bk #00_1770-1855_Bap, Early California Population Project, (huntington.org), http://missions.huntington.org/BaptismalData.aspx?ID=3491.
      BAPTISM
      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

    2. [S018] Alta Cal Msn Bk #05_1826-1848_LA Pl Ch_Bap, Nuestra Senora Reina de Los Angeles Church, (Thomas Workman Temple III).
      BAPTISM
      #1632) Jan 28 [1847]- JUAN BAUTISTA WILSON, de 20 dias, of Benito y Ramona Yorba,
      Juan Rowland y Encarnacion Martinez, as pads.

    3. [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.

    4. [S167] CENSUS 1850 - U.S. Federal, (ancestry.com), page 6; [11/39], 18 Jan 1850.

    5. [S169] CENSUS 1860 - U.S. Federal, (ancestry.com), page 120 (412); [120/158], 7 Jul 1860.

    6. [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.

    7. [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.
      DEATH
      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.'"