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“Death of William Wilkinson”

William Wilkinson, an old and respected citizen of High Valley, died Monday, September 2, 1907, and was buried in the Union cemetery Tuesday following an 11 o’clock a. m. Services by Rev. Seemann, of the Presbyterian church.

Wm. Wilkinson was one of a family of six brothers and three sisters who came to Oregon in 1864, with their parents, and settled in High Valley, and have lived there ever since. Of this family, the parents, two brothers and one sister have died, leaving four brothers and two sisters living. William Wilkinson was born in Jackson county, Ohio, in June 1834, and at the time of his death was a little over 73 years of age. He was married in 1863 in Nebraska to Mary C. Higgins, who preceded him to the great beyond about five months. To this union were born eleven children, eight of whom are still living-four sons and four daughters.

Mr. Wilkinson was a member of the Christian church, having confessed faith about sixteen years ago.

The death of William Wilkinson makes the fifth by that name, out of the various families in this section, to die within the past eighteen months.

Contributed by: Robin Church

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