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1535. Miranda Ethel COMSTOCK was born on 8 February 1893 in Uniontown, Crawford County, Arkansas.9,483 She died on 4 August 1938 at the age of 45 in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas.503

Obituaries, Death Notices & News Items Extracted from the Van Buren Press 1909 Compiled by Fran Alverson Warren, p.15-16
10 Apr 1909 Tenth Annual Commencement of Uniontown High School to be Firday, April 16. Admission 15 cents - included three short plays.
Named True Nobility - Miss Ethel Comstock.
She was also in the play "A Case of Suspension"

Obituaries, Death Notices & News Items Extracted from the Van Buren Press 1910 Compiled by Fran Alverson Warren, p.32-33
The Crawford County Singing Association met at Figure Four School House, Sunday, July 17, 1910. Miss Ethel Comstock was the Assistant Organist to the Organis, Miss Minnie Hays. The welcome address was given by Hon. R. Comstock [Ethel's father.]

Married Respess Simpson Wilson 3 Jun 1915. One child Charles Newell Wilson born 14 Aug 1920. There was no child listed in her obituary; he must have died young.

Funeral service for Mrs. Ethel Comstock Wilson, 45 years old, wife of R. S. Wilson, Van Buren attorney, who died Thusday afternoon at a Fort smith hospital, after an illness of several weeks was held Friday afternoon at the Wood Memorial Christian church, with Rev. Gilliam C. Yoes, Christian minister of Van Burn, Dr. W. B. Miller, pastor of the First Presbyterian church and Dr. O. J. Chastain, pastor of the First Baptist church officiating. Dr. J. R. Keeling, pastor of the church, is on vacation and out of the city.
Burial was in the Masonic section of Roselawn ceretery in Fort Smith with the Fentress-Miller home of Van Buren in charge of arrangements.
Active pallbearers were W. J. Martin, Dell Miller, O. D. Thompson, Wilbur Laws, W. V. Boatright, and B. J. Duke, Honorary pallbearers, members of the Sunday school class taught by Mrs. Wilson.
Mrs. Wilson was a member of a widely known Crawford county family. Her father, the late Randolph Comstock was a pioneer business man and political leader of Uniontown, where Mrs. Wilson was born, Feb 8, 1893. Since moving to Van Buren in 1922, when her husband became county judge of Crawford county, Mrs. Wilson took an active part in the church, club and fraternal life of the city. She was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and Arkansas State Teachers college, and had taught in the schools here and in other communities in the county. Her husband is one of the candidates for the democratic nomination for circuit judge of the Fifteenth Judicial District.

Miranda Ethel COMSTOCK and Raspius Simpson WILSON were married on 3 June 1915 in Faulkner County, Arkansas.553 Raspius Simpson WILSON553,554 was born in 1886 in Arkansas.554 He died in 1954 at the age of 68.

The marriage record of 1915, states that he was from Prescott, Nevada Co, AR; married in Faulkner Co, according to one account. The digital image is on FamilySearch - he was of Prescot in Nevada Co, age 28 - Maranda Ethel Comstock of Uniontown was 22. License is dated 8 Apr 1915. They were married in Faulkner Co. on the 3rd of Jun 1915 by H. H. Melton,
He isn't in Nevada County in 1910.

1920 Census in Uniontown; Merchant, general store.
Raspius Wilson was 33, Ethel, his wife, 27.

1930 Census. Van Buren, Crawford, AR, Hh 349
Living at 502 N. 14th St
Ralph S. Wilson, 43, b. AR, father b. AR, mother b. GA. Lawyer, general practice
Ethel B., wife, 37, Teacher, public school
Charles N., son, age 9

Ethel died in 1938:
1940 Census. Van Buren, Crawford, AR, Hh 347
Address is still N. 14th and they were living there in 1935.
R. S. Wilson, 54, widow, Lawyer, private practice
Newell, Son, 19, apprentice machinist, garage

I have not found his family prior to 1920.

Buried Rose Lawn Park, Fort Smith, Sebastian Co, AR His grave marker has initials: R. S. Wilson. A grandson relates that he had a second marriage after the death of Ethel Comstock - to Anna Sadler, early 1940's.

Miranda Ethel COMSTOCK and Raspius Simpson WILSON had the following children:



Charles Newell WILSON.