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David WILSON

Old Church Hill (Turbett Twp.) Cemetery
Juniata County,
Pennsylvania

David WILSON
(Husband of Jane McCulloch)
7 Apr 1813 - 19 Apr 1890

Inscription:
WILSON
ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF DAVID WILSON, PHD BY HIS STUDENTS AND FRIENDS
BORN APR 7, 1813 --- DIED APR.19, 1890
PRINCIPAL OF TUSCARORA ACADEMY 1839 to 1852 -- AIRY VIEW ACADEMY 1852 to 1890

When this monument was dedicated the following was published:

"You and your friends are cordially invited to attend the exercises connected with the dedication of the WILSON MONUMENT AND RE-UNION
of the Students and Friends of the late
PROF. DAVID WILSON, Ph. D.,
Principal of Tuscarora and Airy View Academies, at Port Royal, Juniata. County, Pa., at 11:00 a. m., 2:30 and 8:00 p. m., Thursday, May 30th, 1895.

PERSONS WHO WlLL PARTIGIPATE IN THE EXERCISES:
Rev. David J. Beale, D. D., Rev. J. H. Mathers, D. D., Rev. J. H. Barnard, D. D., Rev. R. F. Wilson, Rev. John C. Oliver, W. W. Fuller, Esq., and many others.

Committee on Arrangements:

L. E. Atkinson, John P. Taylor, R. E. Flickinger, J. Howard Neely, Wm. Hertzler, J. W. Stuart, D. H. Lovell, J. W. Stimmel, R. M. Campbell, J. W. Speedy, W. S. Weimer.

PROF. DAVID WILSON

Born April 7, 1813.
Died April 19, 1890.

Prof. David Wilson, late representative in the Board from Juniata county, was born near Lancaster, April 7, 1813 and died at his home near Port Royal, April 19, 1890, at the age of seventy-seven years.

In early life he learned the trade of a printer in Philadelphia. At the earnest desire of his mother he entered Jefferson College at Cannonsburg, for the purpose of studying for the ministry; after partially completing his college course he was convinced that the ministry was not to be the field of his future usefulness, and slightly modifying his college course he graduated with the highest honors of his class and at once entered upon his lifelong work of teaching at Detroit, Michigan. In 1839 he removed to Juniata county and was appointed the position of principal of the Tuscarora Academy at Academia. During the interval between 1839 and 1852 he continued in this position with the exception of two and one half years during which he occupied a similar position at the academy at Lewistown. In 1852 he, in connection with Mr. Laughlin. opened Airy View Academy near what is now Port Royal; in 1876 he temporarily closed the academy but again opened it in 1880. He continued to live near Port Royal until the time of his death.

(Dedication info. contributed by Wayne E. Taylor.)

(Rice Section Row 11 No 36A)

Contributed on 7/14/07 by rkohler3
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Record #: 1473

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Submitted: 7/14/07 • Approved: 2/1/18 • Last Updated: 3/31/18 • R1473-G0-S3

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