Contributed by Harrison
Description: Death of Dr. C. True Wilson
Newspaper published in: Salamanca, NY
Source: On Line Archive
Portland, Ore., Feb., 17, 1939
Dr. Clarence True Wilson, aged 66, internationally known prohibitionist and Methodist Temperance Board founder, died yesteday in Good Samaritan Hospital. He had been ill three weeks of uremic poisoning, complicated by a heart attack. Shortly after he entered the hospital a month ago, his physicians said his strong recuperation powers might result in complete recovery, however, he suffered a heart attack and hovered near death for days. Doctors were amazed at his strength considering that he had a stroke several years ago and went into virtual retirement at his home near Gresham, Ore. Dr. Wilson, one of the most active fighters in the ranks of prohibition, was born in Milton, Delaware on April 24, 1872, son of a Methodist Preacher. He was founder and for 25 years the head of the Methodist Temperance, Prohibitition and Public Moral Boards. He was educated at St. Johns College in Annapolis and the University of Southern California where he was graduated in 1894. After a brief experience in the ministry he came here in 1905 as pastor of Grace Methodist Church and later Centenary Methodist Church. Here he met amd married Maude Aiken Tufft. Last November 27th they celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary. Two daughters also survive.