Elizabeth K. Wilson, 102, officer of Baltimore bank

February 04, 2003

Elizabeth K. Wilson, a retired bank officer, died Saturday of a cerebral hemorrhage at Bonnie Blink, the Maryland Masonic Home in Hunt Valley. The former Tuscany-Canterbury resident was 102.

Born Mary Elizabeth Kirwan and raised in East Baltimore, she was a 1918 graduate of Eastern High School. Family members said she recalled seeing her first horseless carriage on East Baltimore Street.

Her father raised her on his shoulders to observe the 1904 Baltimore fire.

About 1920, she became a clerk at Eutaw Savings Bank. One of her responsibilities was to visit city public schools on Bank Day, when students deposited their nickels and dimes in savings accounts. She retired in the 1970s as an assistant vice president.

The September 1963 edition of Banking News said she was believed to have been the first elected woman officer in a Baltimore mutual savings bank.

After she retired she worked as a volunteer at the Johns Hopkins University and helped preserve early student records for the school's archives.

Mrs. Wilson was an active needleworker who made items for her church.

Her husband, W. Robert Wilson, a cashier at the old John C. Legg & Co., died in the 1980s.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at St. David's Episcopal Church, 4700 Roland Ave., where she was a member for more than 65 years.

Survivors include a great-niece, Barbara A. Bartlett of Queens, N.Y.

More obituaries, next page

Baltimore Sun Articles
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.