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Biography: W. Lawrence Wild born July 17, 1874

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(1874-aft. 1940)

Conecuh County, Alabama

W. Lawrence Wild, of the firm of Wild Brothers, merchants of Evergreen, Ala., was born at Midway, Alabama, July 17, 1874. His parents were Rev. William H. Wild, of Macon, Ga., and Julia A. (Slaughter) Wild of Chambers County, Ala. The former was a prominent Methodist minister and now located at Fort Deposit, Alabama in 1904.

W. Lawrence Wild was reared in Eufaula, attending the common schools, and then completed his educational studies at the Southern University, at Greensboro, Ala. In 1897 he first entered into the mercantile business at Evergreen on his own responsibility, and success attended him from the start.

His establishment was regarded among the best of Conecuh county. In 1902 he bought a controlling interest in the Evergreen Manufacturing company, which included a large and profitable oil mill, which was also managed by the firm of Wild Brothers.

On April 14, 1898, he was united in marriage with Mattie Locke the daughter of W. H. Locke of Eufaula, They had the following known child,

1.William  Lawrence Wild Jr.

2.Clifford A. Wild

3.Walter H. Wild


Mr. and Mrs. Wild were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and they both occupied a leading position in the social circles of Evergreen.  His last known residence in 1940 was McCrary, Muscogee, Georgia.



1.Notable Men of Alabama: Personal and Genealogical, Volume 1 edited by Joel Campbell DuBose p. 174

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