Jewell gathers to celebrate Wilson's 90th


August 10, 2023

To Jack Wilson, "it didn't seem like I was that old!" But he was and friends and family gathered at the Jewell Community Center on Sunday, Aug. 6, to remind him of the fact. The group enjoyed cake and cookies as part of the celebration.

It was on Aug. 7, 1933, that Jack was born to James "Jack" and Hazel Dyas Wilson. Born in Beloit, he grew up on the family farm four miles east and two north of Jewell. He had two older brothers, George,17 years older, and Robert, 14 years older.

Wilson still owns the farm where he grew up. Though 90 years old, he is not totally retired. He "has something to ge...

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