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Richard Thornton Wilson, Jr.

Born: Sep 11, 1866

Death: Dec 29, 1929

Birthplace: New York City

Nationality: United States

Richard Thornton Wilson, Jr.

Date of Birth : Sep 11, 1866
Date of Death : Dec 29, 1929
Birth Place : New York City

Richard Thornton Wilson, Jr. was an American banker and businessman who was a prominent figure in Thoroughbred horse racing in the early decades of the 20th Century. Wilson was born in New York City one of five surviving children of Richard Thornton Wilson, Sr. and Melissa Clementine Johnston. Richard, Sr. was a multimillionaire investment banker originally from Loudon, Tennessee who served on the staff of Lucius B. Northrop, the Commissary-General of the Confederate States of America. Richard, Jr. followed in his father's footsteps and was successful in banking and business. He married Marion Steedman Mason on March 11, 1902, daughter of Amos Lawrence Mason and Louisa Blake Steedman. Richard Jr. and Marion had two daughters: Marion Mason Wilson and Louisa Steedman Wilson. Richard, Jr. died on December 29, 1929. His funeral service was held at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, New York. He was interred in the family mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx.


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