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William G. Wilson, 1895 - 1971

William G. 'Bill' Wilson
b. November 26, 1895. d. January 24, 1971
Co-Founder of Alcoholics Anonymous

Bill's gravestones, East Dorset Cemetery, East Dorset, Vermont

Bill's Obituary

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Newspaper Clippings

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Bill's last public words to his Fellow A.A's at
The 35th Anniversary International Convention in Miami, July 5, 1970,

"God bless you and Alcoholics Anonymous forever."

Lois Burnham Wilson, 1891 - 1988

Lois Burnham Wilson
b. March 3, 1891. d. October 5, 1988
Co-Founder of Alanon Family Groups / Wife of Bill Wilson.

Lois' gravestone, East Dorset Cemetery, East Dorset, Vermont

Lois' Story

Here rest in Honored Respect and Peace, two people, for a great portion of their lives anonymous, who through their need and unstinting effort, brought so much Hope and Recovery and Endless Love into this world.

Endless Love -- Lionel Ritchie

Lois and Bill's Home -- Stepping Stones
The Smiths - Dr. Bob and Anne
Lois in the Side Car and Bill on the Cycle

Index of AA History Pages on Barefoot's Domain

As in so many things, especially with we alcoholics, our History is our Greatest Asset!.. We each arrived at the doors of AA with an intensive and lengthy "History of Things That Do Not Work" .. Today, In AA and In Recovery, Our History has added an intensive and lengthy "History of Things That DO Work!!" and We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it!!

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