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Ann Arbor Dentist and Army Officer Will Be Buried Sunday Afternoon

Dr. Albert Croswell Wilson, 59, practicing dentist in Ann Arbor for more than 30 years, and a veteran of the Spanish American war, the Mexican border campaigns of 1913 and 1914, and the World war, died at 12:30 this morning at his home at 434 South Main St. He had been ill since Tuesday.
Dr. Wilson was graduated in 1901 from the dental college of the University and had been a practicing dentist in Ann Arbor since his graduation, his office being located on East Liberty St. for more than 20 years. Dr. Wilson came to Ann Arbor several years previous to entering the University, as superintendent of the construction crew for the installation of the city street car system.
His close association with military affairs covered a period of many years and this was one of his chief interests. He served in Cuba with Co. A, thirty-first Michigan volunteer infantry, in the Spanish-American war, being a sergeant in the National Guards.

Expert Rifleman
Dr. Wilson was first lieutenant in Co. I for many years and later became captain of the company, leaving the post of major and inspector attached to brigade headquarters to accept the captaincy. He was coach and a member of the state rifle team for many years and as an expert rifleman was one of the Michigan men ordered to Fort Sill, Okla., to attend the school of fire, from which he was graduated.
He rejoined the company and was promoted to the rank of major at the beginning of the World war. He was major commanding the third battalion of the thirty-first Michigan infantry which was divided at Waco, Texas, to increase the other two Michigan regiments to meet the new size requirements of the army. He then became commander of the second battalion, 126th infantry, thirty-second division, which went to New Jersey in January, 1918, and sailed for France early in February.
During his several months duty overseas, he served with various divisions. In the Mexican border campaigns, he was captain of Co. I, 31st Michigan infantry. His affiliations with military organizations at the time of his death included the Spanish War veterans, American Legion, National Rifle association and the Army and Navy club. Dr. Wilson also at one time served as major general of small arms practice in Michigan.

Born in Maine
He was born Oct. 19, 1873, in Mercer, Me., and received his elementary education in the Maine schools, later attending the Normal school at Farmington, Me. He was a member of Golden Rule lodge, No. 159, F. & A. M. of this city and the Scottish Rite of Detroit, and was a life member of the Michigan Union.
In his professional capacity, he was a member of the Washtenaw District Dental society, the Michigan Dental society and the American Dental association. He also was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal church.
He was married in 1902 to Theresa Hummel of Houghton, and is survived be the widow, and a son, Ralph of Ann Arbor. Another son, Charles, was killed in an airplane crash at Selfridge Field in December.
Funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon at St. Andrew’s Episcopal church. Rev. Henry Lewis, rector, will officiate, and burial will be beside his son in Forest Hill cemetery. Friends may call until Sunday noon at the Muehlig chapel.