Sheriff Wilson Noah Holbrook, Sr.

Sheriff Wilson Noah Holbrook, Sr.

Wise County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, May 20, 1902

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Wilson Noah Holbrook, Sr.

Sheriff Wilson Holbrook died ten days after contracting smallpox from a prisoner in the county jail.

Sheriff Holbrook was a Civil War veteran and had served as the county sheriff for 16 years. He was survived by his second wife and 13 children.


  • Age 63
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Saturday, May 10, 1902

communicable disease

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Sheriff Holbrook,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Wise County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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May 20, 2022

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