Charles William McHarg Wilson

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Charles William McHarg Wilson
Death: , Linlathen
Parents: Mary Wilson (née McHarg)
    1843–1925, Scotland and Australia
William Wilson
    1839 – 1914-05-02
Siblings: Mary 'Maimie' Agnes Wilson
    11 May 1868 – 6 October 1957
Andrew Oswald Wilson
    16 August 1866 – 19 June 1950
Jessie Susan Wilson
    16 August 1876 – 1889
Agnes Hay Wilson
    17 August 1878 – 1958
Margaret Rae Wilson
    17 July 1880 – 12 January 1959
William Garrick Wilson
    1865–1933, Sydney
Robert 'Bob' Crichton Wilson
Charles William McHarg Wilson
James Herbert Wilson
    6 February 1872 – 1 June 1942

Charles Wilson was born in September 1873 to William Wilson and Mary Wilson (née McHarg).[1] The order of his middle names varies in source documents.

From Rae's documents:[2]

He showed early promise of being a successful businessman. He had kept a letter that his brother Andrew had written to him, Andrew then teaching in a school in Warrnambool. Charlie had evidently been given the job of buying a few things for his brother, andrew had sent him a Money Order to pay for them, the twelve-year-old Charlie did it and sent a Money Order back with 10\% deducted for his commission. He was tickisted businessmanistedised off in no uncertain terms, this was a time when Andrew was sending most of his earnings home (his brothers had also done this) to help with family finances. Charlie learnt that family is family. Charlie later became apprenticed to his Uncle Robert Wilson who had a high-class Grocery store in Melbourne. After being there about a year Robert evidently thought he had reason to break the apprenticeship, Charlie was without a job, and Charlie sued his Uncle Robert and was awarded a thousand pounds in compensation. So Auntie Agnes told me, she said this was how he started his timber business in Perth. There is no doubt that Charlie was a hard-headed, tight-f

(That is how that file ends.)

In 1948 Charles Wilson lent his neice-in-law Helen Margaret Wilson (née Hall) one thousand pounds.

He died at Linlathen in 1957. He had developed Parkinson’s disease.[3]


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Storage locations: Folder 1, Folder 2, Box 1, Congdon shelf 13 (box 1, box 2), Congdon box 7, Congdon box 17,

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