This February 18, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 1, column 4:
FOUR SODLIERS GUEST OF LEGION
SHORT TALKS GIVEN BY S/SGT. JONES, LIEUT. GOINGS AND PVTS. WILSON, POTTER
Monday night at the regular meeting of American Legion Post 101, the members enjoyed the presence of four Lowell boys, Staff Sergt. Mell Jones, Jr., Lieut. Dale Goings, Pvt. Ernest Wilson and Pvt. Robert Potter, all of whom were home on furlough from various branches of the service. Memories of World War I were brought back to Legion members as the four boys told of their experiences in the present conflict.
Staff Sergt. Mell Jones, Jr., who just recently returned from England where he served as flight leader of his bombing crew, related some interesting phases of his trips over the continent, which he described as a thrilling experience.
"I was always lucky enough to get back home," he said, "but not all of my buddies were so fortunate. If people only knew what was going on over there," he concluded, "they would put their shoulder to the wheel a little harder. There's a war to be won, and it takes more than just the men in service to do the job-the people at home have an equal responsibility."
In connection with the regular meeting, the name of Pvt.Leonard Storey, of DeMotte, who has been missing in action in the North African sector since November 1st, was added to the roll as honorary member of Lowell Post 101.
On behalf of the entire membership, Commander F. W. Minninger, thanked the Post's four honored guests for appearing at the meeting and wished them a safe and speedy return from the present conflict.
Another article on page 2, column 1 of the same paper follows:
Pvt. Ernest Wilson is home with his wife, the former Maxine Wood. He is attending flight crew chiefs school at Kansas City,
An April 6, 1944, Lowell Tribune article (page 1, column 1) entitled "World War II Vets Installed in Lowell Legion" lists Ernest C. Wilson, Air Corps, as one of nine honorably discharged World War II soldiers and one WAVE who were installed at Lowell Post 101, American Legion.
The following article from the Times (Dec. 7, 1989) can be found in the Local History Files at Lowell Public Library (LH--Vital Statistics, vol. 2, page 2):
Wilson, Ernest C. - age 66 of Lowell, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 1989. Survivors: wife, Maxine; two sons, Steve (Judy) Wilson of Frankfort, Indiana and David (Charlene) Wilson of Lowell; one daughter, Doris (Terry) Miller of Griffith, Indiana; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Rev. Everett Wilson of Lebanon, Indiana, and Gilbert Wilson of Merrillville, Indiana; two sisters, Iva Miller of Merrillville, and Dorothy Davis of Thayer, Indiana.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Sheets Funeral Home, 604 E. Commercial Ave., Lowell, Indiana at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 8, 1989. Pastor Charles Hochmuth officiating. Burial will be in West Creek Cemetery, Lowell. Friends are invited to call from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mr. Wilson was a retired welder with 22 years of service for Hardings, Inc. of Lowell. He was a World War II veteran, member of the American Legion Post #101 of Lowell, and a member of the Lowell Church of Christ.