- [S104] Cocke County, Tennessee, and its People, Cocke County Heritage Book Committee, (Walsworth Publishing, 1992), 287.
- [S24] The Newport Plain Talk, (http://www.newportplaintalk.com), 8 Feb 1999.
Ersa Wilson Patterson obituary
- [S113] Manes Funeral Home, (http://www.manesfuneralhome.com), 16 Dec 2014.
Lucile Wilson Cureton obituary
- [S112] Census, 1930.
Name: Samuel M Wilson
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1930
Event Place: District 06, Cocke, Tennessee, United States
Marital Status: Single
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son
Birth Year (Estimated): 1921
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Ron E Wilson Head M 36 Tennessee
Virgie Wilson Wife F 37 Tennessee
Lucile Wilson Daughter F 11 Tennessee
Ersie C Wilson Daughter F 10 Tennessee
Samuel M Wilson Son M 9 Tennessee
James E Wilson Son M 5 Tennessee
Gene F Wilson Son M 2 Tennessee
- [S142] Newspaper Article, Delaware State News (Dover, DE), 25 Nov 2002.
ABINGTON, Pa. - Samuel Mack Wilson of Abington, a retired professor from Temple University, died of heart failure Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, in Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington. He was 81.
Dr. Wilson was born in Newport, Tenn., son of the late Eliza Virgie Belle Murr and Ronald Earl Wilson .
He graduated in economics from Maryville College, Maryville, Tenn., where he played on the football and baseball teams and was captain of the wrestling team. He received his master of business administration degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and his doctor of philosophy degree from the Arts and Science School, University of Pennsylvania, with a concentration on organization and management. His dissertation topic was "The Development and Use of Work Measurement in the Department of Defense," which later was published and reproduced for wide dissemination throughout the Department of the Army.
Dr. Wilson was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II and was recalled to active duty during the Korean conflict when he worked for the Marine Corps commandant at headquarters. He developed and installed the Work Measurement Programs for the Marine Corps in eight different Marine Corps bases. He then worked on various professional-management programs and was management consultant for management engineering with the Air Force for many years. He retired in 1981 as a colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve. In Philadelphia, he served as chairman of the Officers' Procurement Planning Board of the Marine Corps of the Delaware Valley.
He taught 44 years at Temple University, retiring as professor emeritus in 1992. He served as professor of general and strategic management in the Department of General and Strategic Management in the School of Business and Management. He served as chairman of the department and associate dean of the School of Business Administration. He was listed in "Who's Who in America" and "World's Who's Who in Science." In 1980, he was the recipient of the Stauffer Award, Temple University's Outstanding Professor Award. He was twice president of the American Association of University Professors, in 1975 and 1980. He was president of the Faculty 25-Year Club and was chairman of numerous university committees. He served on the Academic Advising Board, as chairman of the Academic Discipline and Judicial committees, and on the Educational Programs and Policies Committee and the Personnel Committee of the Faculty Senate. He was a member of the Summer Commission in Student Governance and implemented the Student Government Organization for the School of Business. He was director of Student Affairs in the School of Business Administration and director of the Student Orientation Program. His research studies and writing cover many areas of management - management engineering, automation, manpower planning, performance standards and budgeting and management development.
He had many hobbies that included college sports, skiing with his family at Snowmass, Colo., sailing, boating and fishing, and traveling here and abroad. His greatest interest was gardening. He raised vegetables, as well as boxwood, azaleas, rhododendron and large dahlias, which were landscaped at his home. His gardens were featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Dr. Wilson was a member of Abington Presbyterian Church for 48 years, and had served as elder, deacon, trustee, treasurer and assistant treasurer and church school teacher, and on the Sanctuary Building Committee and Church Organ Selection Committee. He was a member of many professional organizations, including the Society for Advancement of Management. In 1994, he received the society's most distinguished award, the Taylor Key, based upon his pioneering work in management in the Marine Corps, the Air Force and as consultant to American corporations, his research and publications in management and his distinguished career as a management professor at Temple University. He was a member of the Employee Accounts Review Board, Bureau of Employment Security, in Harrisburg, the Production Managers Committee of the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia, and the Older Worker Committee, Health and Welfare. He was president of the Philadelphia Chapter of S.A.M. and vice president of the International Chapter of the society. He served on the National Editorial Board of the "Advanced Management Journal." He was the faculty adviser to the Student Chapters of S.A.M. in the School of Business at Temple University. He served on the Board of Philadelphia Presbytery Homes and Services and was a member of the foundation, was past president of the Maryville College Delaware Valley Alumni Association and was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, an honorary business society. He also was a member of the Citizens Advisory Committee of Montgomery County.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lois Elisabeth Graf Wilson ; a son and daughter-in-law, Samuel Mayhew Wilson , M.D., and Dorothy Hay Barrus Wilson of Dover, Del.; two granddaughters, Elisabeth Hay Wilson and Mary Jaudon Wilson ; a sister, Lucile Wilson Cureton of Newport; and a brother, Col. Gene Frederick Wilson of Blacksburg, Va.
Services will be 11 a.m. today in Abington Presbyterian Church, Old York and Susquehanna Roads, Abington, where family and friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be in Pittsgrove Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Daretown, N.J.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Memorial Fund of Abington Presbyterian Church, 1082 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001.
Arrangements by the Baron Rowland Funeral Home of Abington.
- [S147] Find a Grave, (Memorial: 7031347).
- [S58] Marriage Certificate.
Name: Virgie Murr
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 30 Aug 1916
Event Place: Monroe, Tennessee, United States
Spouse's Name: Ron Wilson