Hometown: Louisville, KY (Male)
Position: G Playing Height: 5-10 Playing Weight: 148
Date of Birth: April 25, 1885
Date of Death: August 28, 1949
Legal Name: James Morrison Wilson
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Kentucky Career Notes:
Multi-Sport Player [Football]
Obituary - Rev. James Morrison Wilson, Kentucky Alumnus (August 29, 1949)
A graduate of the University in 1908 with a B.C.E. degree, Mr. Wilson obtained his C.E. from his alma mater in 1911. A member of the Wildcat football team as a student, Dr. Wilson was captain of the 1908-1909 squads.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Martha Cecil Wilson; three daughters, a son and a sister.
Funeral services were held from the Church of the Advent, where he had held a pastorate, August 30, and burial followed in Cave Hill cemetery.
Ex-Missionary, J.M. Wilson, Dies Louisville Courier-Journal (August 29, 1949)
The Rev. James Morrison Wilson, who spent 35 years in China as a missionary, died at 5:45 p.m. yesterday at his home, 2419 Glenmary. He was 64.
Mr. Wilson first went to China in 1912 as a mission teacher at Shanghai. He became superintendent of St. Luke's Hospital there in 1934 and served at that post until 1940, when he was ordained in the Episcopal Church.
He was interned by the Japanese in Shanghai in 1943 and spent a year behind barbed wire in an old tobacco warehouse used as a concentration camp. He returned home on the Swedish ship Girpsholm and for two years was temporary rector of the Church of the Advent here.
When he returned to China in 1946, he became head of another Episcopal hospital at Wushi, China.
Born in Bloomfield
Ill health and unstable political situation in China forced him to return to Louisville last January.
Mr. Wilson was born in Bloomfield, Ky., but spent most of his youth here. He attended Louisville public schools and was captain of the Louisville Male High School football team in 1903. He was graduated from the University of Kentucky and also played.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Martha Cecil Wilson; three daughters, Miss Nancy Ray Wilson, a missionary in the Philippine Islands; Miss Elizabeth Cecil Wilson, Chicago, and Miss Martha Stuart Wilson, Rockford, Ill.; a son, James M. Wilson, Jr., Washington D.C., and a sister, Mrs. F.M. Nelson, Louisville.