1887 US Army Register of Enlistments
John H. Wilson enlisted August 4, 1887 at Cinncinnati, Ohio. His place of birth is listed as Appomattox Co., Virginia. Wilson is 22 years, 5 months old and his occupation is listed as farmer. His hair, eyes and complexion are all described as black. His height is 5' 7 1/2". He is attached to the 9th Cavalry, Company W [? -probably a "D"]. Wilson was discharged November 3, 1890 at Fort Niobrara, Nebraska as a private and with a character rated "Very Good".
1891 US Army Register of Enlistments
John H. Wilson enlisted November 4, 1891 at Washington, D.C. His place of birth is listed as Appomattox Co., Virginia. Wilson is 26 years and eight months old and his occupation is listed as soldier. His hair, eyes and complexion are all described as black. His height is 5' 7 3/4". He was attached to the 9th Cavalry, Co. D. This was his second enlistment. He was discharged February 3, 1895 at Fort Robinson, Nebraska with the rank of private and rating of "Good".
1895 US Army Register of Enlistments
John H. Wilson enlisted April 4, 1895 at Lynchburg, Virginia for a three year period. Wilson was born in "Spout Sprs." [Spout Spring], Virginia and was 30 years and 2 months old at the time he signed up. His occupation is listed as soldier. His eyes and hair are described as dark brown and his complexion is black. His height is listed as 5' 7 3/4". He was attached to Co. G in the 25th Infantry. This enlistment was Wilson's third. Previously he served with the 9th Cavalry, Co. D and was discharged February 3, 1895. Wilson was discharged on April 3, 1898 upon expiration of service from Ft. Missoula, MT with the rank of private and a rating of "good"
10 Dec 1898 Pension Application Index # 1214024
Wilson filed for pension as "Invalid"
1920 Federal Census - Chicago Ward 14, Cook County Ill
Death Certificate - Cook County Chicago, Ill
Wilson died December 5, 1928. He was buried the 10 December 10, 1928 at Burr Oak Cemetery in Chicago. His burial plot is: Sec: Burr Oak Lot: 269 Grave: 6 He was 53 years old, married to a woman named Lilie and living at 2711 Fulton St. in the 28th Ward of Chicago. The primary cause of death was listed as organic heart disorder.
"Audrey" at Burr Oak Cemetery - Chicago, Illinois
John Wilson is buried in the Burr Oak section of this cemetery. His is located at Lot 269, Grave #6 His burial papers were filed by his wife Lilie. Interment at her site was filled in 1979