A. P. TONE WILSON, JR.

A. P. TONE WILSON, JR., has for a number of years been one of Topeka's successful lawyers and is also proprietor of the X-Rays Printing Company, publishers of the X-Rays Democrat, of which he is editor. The printing company of which he is the head does a large business in commercial printing, catalogue work and the printing of legal blanks.

No doubt he gets his profession from his father, Anthony P. Wilson, who for many years was a successful attorney, but is now retired.

Mr. Wilson, Jr., is a native of the State of Nebraska, where he was born June 26, 1875, a son and one of a family of seven children whose parents were Anthony P. and Margaret E. (Boldon) Wilson. His father was born at Kenosha, Wisconsin, in 1846, and studied law in Milwaukee. Though only a boy at the time he served in the Civil war and made a gallant record in Company I of the Thirty-third Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. He is now living in Topeka.

A.P. Tone Wilson, Jr., attended the public schools of Nebraska, graduated from the Western Business College of Lincoln, and in 1898 finished his course in the Kansas City Law School, being admitted to the bar in the same year. He did his first practice in Colby, Kansas, but soon afterwards came to Topeka. On October 19, 1914, he was appointed register of the United States Land Office.

Mr. Wilson married Miss Carletta E. Parker, daughter of Hon. Fred Parker of Johnson, Nebraska. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson reside at 217 West Fifth Street. They are members of the Presbyterian church. Mr. Wilson is affiliated with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias, and politically is a stanch democrat.


A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, copyright 1918; transcribed by Jocelyn Sappington, student from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, September 1997.
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