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PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1 - Before They Were Wilsons: The “Dotters” and “Sons” of Sweden
CHAPTER 2 - Setting a Course for the Future: Fred Wilson Pioneers the Way
CHAPTER 3 - Expanding the Wilson Enterprises: Boating and Board Feet, 1871–1886
CHAPTER 4 - Docking in New Harbors: Aberdeen and San Francisco, 1887–1903
CHAPTER 5 - Weathering the Storm: Wilson Bros. & Co. Encounters Changes and Challenges, 1904–1908
CHAPTER 6 - Charting Separate Courses: Wilson Bros. & Co. Expands, Fragments, and Dissolves, 1909–1954
CHAPTER 7 - The Wilson Legacy: The Next Generation
EPILOGUE
APPENDICES
Appendix 1. Fred Wilson’s “Dear Christina” Letter
Appendix 2. Estate Inventory of Johan Henrik (Olofsson) Olsson
Appendix 3. The Family of Charlotte Louise (“Lottie”) Stryker
Appendix 4. The Family of Harrison (“Harry”) Pembroke Humphreys
Appendix 5. Lot Whitcomb
Appendix 6. The Life of James Logie and Isabella Miller Logie on Sauvie Island, Oregon
Appendix 7. Jonathan Moar
Appendix 8. The Family of Mary Hilda Johnson
Appendix 9. The Family of William Pollock Gilbreath
Appendix 10. Article of Agreement for the Formation of Wilson Bros. & Co.
Appendix 11. Wilson Bros. & Co. Business Letters, 1891
Appendix 12. The Wilson Bros. & Co. Maritime Vessels, 1891–1917
Appendix 13. Captain Charles Bernard Johnson and Katherine (“Katie”) Mary Graham Johnson
Appendix 14. Rails for the Aberdeen Railroad
Appendix 15. Selections from the Memoirs of Winfred F. (“W.F.”) Carlson
Appendix 16. Selections from the Wilson Bros. & Co. Cargo and Disbursement Journals, 1893–1905
Appendix 17. Selected Wilson Bros. & Co. Business Letters, 1905–1911
Appendix 18. Frederick Wellington Loomis
Appendix 19. First Cousins Converse
Appendix 20. William C. Wilson’s Proposal of Marriage
Appendix 21. The Wilson Family’s Property in Beaver Valley, Oregon
ENDNOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX
GENEALOGICAL FAMILY CHARTS, LINEAGE & FAMILY GROUP SHEETS


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