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The Wilsons lived in Platte County, Missouri, in 1880,[605] 1900,[606] and 1910.[607] In 1900, R. P. C. Wilson was a lawyer and doctor, Francis Wilson was a lawyer, Robert Wilson was a physician, and Wilson Murray was at school.

R. P. C. Wilson was a representative from Missouri. He moved with his parents to Platte County; attended William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri, and was graduated from Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, in 1853. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1854 and commenced practice in Seguin, Texas, in 1855. He returned to Missouri, in 1858, and moved to Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1860. He was a member of the first state house of representatives of Kansas from March to 4 June 1861. He returned to Platte County, Missouri, in 1861. He was a member of the state house of representatives of Missouri, in 1871 and 1872 and served as speaker both years. He was a member of the state senate in 1879 and 1880; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1888; and president of the Platte County school board.



[605] 1880 U.S. Census, Platte County, Missouri, S.D. 7, E.D. 92, Sheet 11. Wilson, Robert P. C., age 43, lawyer & state senator, born Mo. Ky. Ky.; Caroline, wife, age 37, born Mo. Tenn. Tenn.; Francis, son, age 15, school, born Mo. Mo. Mo.; Robert Wilson, son, age 3; Annie Boydston, age 12, servant. All above white. Jack Broadhurst, age 20, black, laborer; John T. Murry, age 26, brother-in-law, b. Mo. Tenn. Tenn.; divorced, white, male, clerk in law office.

[606] 1900 U.S. Census, Platte County, Missouri, E.D. 130, Sheet 4B, Platte City, Carroll Twp. R. P. C. Wilson, born January 1835, age 65, mar 37 yrs., born Mo. Ky, Ky.; Carrie Wilson, wife, born December 1839, age 60, mar 37 yrs., born Mo. Tenn. Tenn.; Francis Wilson, son, born June 1867, age 32, single, born Mo. Mo. Mo.; Robert Wilson, son, born June 1875, age 24, single; Wilson Murray, nephew, born May 1875, age 25, single. All white.

[607] 1910 U.S. Census, Platte County, Missouri, S.D. 4, E.D. 148, Sheet 8. Platte City, Ward 3. Wilson, Robert P. C., age 75, mar1, mar 45 yrs., born Mo. Ky. Ky., lawyer; Carrie, wife, age 68, mar1, mar. 45 yrs., born Mo. Tenn. Tenn.; Francis M., son, age 45, mar1, mar 7 yrs., born Mo. Mo. Mo., lawyer; Ida M., dau.-in-law, age 35, mar1, mar 7 yrs.; Robert P. C., Jr., son, age 32, single, physician.

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