“Samuel Wilkeson,” Milwaukee (WI) Yenowine’s News, December 15, 1889, p. 9: 3.
Samuel Wilkeson, journalist, explorer and railroad official, who died recently, was born in Buffalo in 1817, graduated from Union college and studied law. He early showed a predisposition for newspaper work, and in 1856 started a liberal daily paper in Buffalo, The Democracy. Governor Seward and Thurlow Weed persuaded him to go to The Albany Evening Journal. He bought an interest and managed the paper for a year and a half, when his health failed, and he sold out. After a rest he went on the editorial staff of The New York Tribune, and eventually represented the paper in Washington. For a year immediately after the important war period he left The Tribune for The New York Times. This occurred from his indignation at Horace Greeley’s act in bailing Jeff Davis.