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Willson, Glen I.

Courtesy of Our Heritage: Niobrarans and Neighbors, 01/21/2021


I quote from Bartlett's History of Wyoming, published in 1919, Vol. IV: Glen I. Willson, assistant and acting cashier of the Commercial State Bank of Guernsey, was born in Chicago, Ill. on the 14th day of December 1890, a son of Edmond B. and Annie R. (Runser) Willson.  The father was born in Sterling, Ill., while the mother's birth occurred in Erie, Penn. The former came to Wyoming in 1874.

Glen I. Willson was educated in the University of Illinois, pursuing a course of electrical engineering. After completing his studies there he returned to Wyoming home and identified himself with the banking interests of the state as assistant cashier of the Commercial State Bank of Guernsey.

He is a courteous and obliging official and one whose record in connection with the Bank is most creditable and satisfactory.

As to Glen's school life, some of the lower grades were attended in Manville and the remainder of the grades up to the eighth grade, were attended in Guernsey, at which place he graduated from the ele­mentary grades and attended high school in Sterling, Ill.  After graduation there he attended the University of Illinois, grad­uating from that institution as above stated.

Glen came to Lusk in 1919 and was associated with the Lusk Motor, being a co­ partner in that firm. He sold his interest in the Lusk Motor garage in 1952 and shortly thereafter bought a Conoco station in Cheyenne where he and his wife, Helen Will­ son, bought a home and resided for three and one half years. In 1955 he sold the Conoco station and he and Helen moved back to Lusk where the Lusk Motor Garage was again purchased and retained for approximately three years then sold again. The Willsons make their home in Lusk.

Glen was Mayor of Lusk from 1935 to 1936, following the resignation of Foster Rogers, he having been on the Council for several years prior to that.

Glen is a 50-year Mason with the Lusk Lodge and is a member of Consistory.

He has a son, Robert R. Willson and three grandsons , Brandon, Reede, and  Gregg. Bob's wife's name is Sarah. The family makes their home in Camarillo, Calif.

There was also a stepson, Joe A. Manning, now deceased, leaving his widow, Mrs. Phyllis Manning, a son Joseph William and a daughter, Diane. Their home is in Arlington, Tex.

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