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1894 Michigan State Census – Eaton County

United States Soldiers of the Civil War Residing in Michigan, June 1, 1894 [ Names within brackets are reported in letters. ] Eaton County Bellevue Township. – Elias Stewart, Frank F. Hughes, Edwin J. Wood, Samuel Van Orman, John D. Conklin, Martin V. Moon. Mitchell Drollett, Levi Evans, William Fisher, William E. Pixley, William Henry Luscomb, George Carroll, Collins S. Lewis, David Crowell, Aaron Skeggs, Thomas Bailey, Andrew Day, L. G. Showerman, Hulbert Parmer, Fletcher Campbell, Lorenzo D. Fall, William Farlin, Francis Beecraft, William Caton, Servitus Tucker, William Shipp, Theodore Davis. Village of Bellevue. – William H. Latta, Thomas B. Williams, Hugh McGinn, Samuel Davis, William Reid, Charles B. Wood, Marion J. Willison, Herbert Dilno, Jerry Davidson, Edward Campbell, John Markham, Jason B. Johnson, Josiah A. Birchard, Richard S. Briggs, John Ewing, George Crowell, Henry Legge, James W. Johnston, Luther Tubbs, Oscar Munroe, John W. Manzer, Henry E. Hart, Leander B. Cook, Cyrus L. Higgins, Martin Avery, John M. Anson, Washington Wade, George P. Stevens, James Driscoll, Alexander A. Clark, Antoine Edwards, George Kocher, Charles W. Beers, Lester C. Spaulding, George Martin, Griffen Wilson, Sr., Amos W. Bowen, Josiah G. Stocking, Charles A. Turner, Levi 0. Johnson, Sullivan W. Gibson, Alonzo Chittenden. Benton Township. – Oliver P. Edman, Charles T. Ford, Emanuel Ream, Samuel Bradenberry, Isaac Mosher, Ezra W. Griffith, Joshua Wright, Michael Lynn, Mitchell Chalender, Luther Johnson, George A. Godsmark, George Wigent, Daniel Place, John J. DeWitt, Jay Henderson, William H. Barr, Josephus Sanborn, John C. Thomas, Michael Hamill, William Mitchell, Henry Thrall, William Motter, George Upright, Thomas J. Hitchcock, Asa Goodrich, Charles Albright, George Hoag, David Wise,...

Biography of S. W. Wilkinson

S. W. WILKINSON. This prominent general merchant of Willow Springs, Missouri, was born in Alton, Illinois, January 6, 1856, son of Simon and Anna (Lea) Wilkinson, both natives of England. The parents came to the United States about 1850 and settled in the Prairie State, where the father followed farming until his death in 1859. The mother is now living in Missouri. Their family consisted of five children, and our subject is the only one now living. S. W. Wilkinson passed his early life in Missouri, whither his mother had moved before the war, and when he was about thirteen years of age began clerking in a store. In about 1883 he embarked in business for himself at Leesburgh, this State, continued this for one year, and then in 1884 came to Willow Springs. Here he engaged in general merchandising, and in 1890 he erected the large commercial house in which he now carries on business. This is one of the best business buildings in the city, 28×90, two stories in height and a basement. Mr. Wilkinson carries a stock of goods valued at from $6,000 to $7,000 and his trade extends over a wide scope of country. He employs two clerks, is doing a good business, and is a young, energetic business man. Mr. Wilkinson started for himself in a small way, but by industry and close attention to business has made a success of his calling. In politics he is a Republican and is prominent in the affairs of the city. He selected his wife in the person of Miss Phoebe Elizabeth Knight, and they have six...

Biography of Jasper Newton Wilkinson

Jasper Newton Wilkinson of Muskogee is widely known as a most enthusiastic Rotarian and as an untiring worker in the interests of boys. In the latter connection he is state councilor of the Order of DeMolay for Boys and is doing a work of far-reaching importance. In the business world, too, he has made a creditable name and place for himself as a lumber dealer in Illinois and as a banker in Oklahoma. He was born in Vinton County, Ohio, a son of Jackson and Mary (Morrison) Wilkinson, both of southern descent. In 1874 he was graduated from the Illinois State Normal University at Normal, Illinois, and took up the profession of teaching in a primary school. His advancement in the professional field was continuous, bringing him eventually to the presidency of the Kansas State Normal Schools at Emporia, Hays and Pittsburg. He was also President of the Kansas State Teachers Association in 1889 and was Treasurer of the National Education Association from 1905 until 1907. He gained a very wide acquaintance in educational circles by reason of his ability, his initiative and his undaunted progressiveness in this field. Mr. Wilkinson was also the founder of The Wilkinson Company, which conducted a lumber business at Bement and three other points in Illinois, and in 1906 he purchased the Citizens Bank of Pryor, Oklahoma, of which he was President until he sold the controlling interest in 1910. Mr. Wilkinson is now giving sixty per cent of his time to the Order of DeMolay for Boys, which is an organization composed of boys from sixteen to twenty-one years of age, who...

Wilkinson, Andrew – Obituary

Died—At Vader, Washington, Monday, August 9, 1926, Andrew Wilkinson, age 84 years, 7 months and 14 days. The funeral took place from the Methodist church, Union, Friday, August 13, 1926, at 2:30 o’clock p.m. Word was received at Union early Monday morning of the serious illness of Mr. Wilkinson, and his daughter, Mrs. Webb, left that morning on No. 17 for Vader, but her father passed away before her arrival at Vader. Mrs. Webb returned with the remains Thursday, and the funeral took place as above noted. “Uncle Andy” Wilkinson was one of the old settlers of this section, and had a friend in every acquaintance, and all regret his passing away, though it has been evident for several years that he was nearing the end. Andrew Wilkinson, son of Jacob and Matilda Wilkinson, was born in Cedar County, Mo., Dec. 26, 1841, and died at the home of his son, Edward, at Vader, Washinton, Aug. 9th, 1926, age 81 years, 7 months and 13 days. In 1863 he left the home of his birth and came to Denver, Colo. Five years later he in company with others came by ox team over the plains through Montana via Walla Walla, Wash., thence to the Grande Ronde Valley, and after a time purchased a large farm in High valley, where he entered the cattle business, as well as developing his farm, making a success in both adventures. In October 1876 he was united in marriage to Mary Virginia Lamere. To this union were born three children—Mrs. Nora Webb, of Union; Edward of Vader, Wash., and Mrs. J.H. Blunt, of Bellingham,...

Wilkinson, Cecelia Frances – Obituary

Cecelia Frances Wilkinson, aged 55 years and 4 months, died of paralysis at Union, March 23, 1913. The funeral took place from her late residence in North Union, Tuesday March 25th, at 2 p. m. Cecelia Frances Carroll was born in Clark county, Iowa, July 23, 1857, and died March 23, 1913, at the age of 55 years and 8 months. She came with her parents to Union in 1864. On July 4, 1876, she was married to Joseph Wilkinson, who passed away April 7, 1911. To them were born three children, two of whom are living, Verna and Marion. She leaves also two brothers and four sisters. Mrs. Wilkinson was a member of the Presbyterian church for some twenty-five years. “Cecelia Frances Wilkinson” Obituaries and Other Vital Records of Union County, Oregon. 1890 – 1930. Compiled by Clara Cline Lee. Reproduced by Walter M. Pierce Library, Eastern Oregon Library, 1972. “Funeral Notice”     Mrs. Cecelia Francis Wilkinson. Age 55 year, 4 months. Died, March 23, 1913 at her home in North Union, of paralysis. Services at the residence Tuesday, March 25, 2 p.m. Contributed by: Robin...

Wilkinson, Charles – Obituary

Charles Wilkinson, aged 16, the son of John Wilkinson of High Valley, was drowned in a slough near Hendershott’s point last Saturday afternoon. He was in company with other boys who had gone to the place for the purpose of bathing. The full particulars of the accident have not been received further than the fact that the boy was unable to swim, and sometime after entering the slough his body was discovered in deep water but a few feet distant from the bank. “Charles Wilkinson Drowned” Printed June 1896. Obituaries and Other Vital Records of Union County, Oregon, 1890-1930. Compiled by Clara Cline Lee. Reproduced by Walter M. Pierce Library, Eastern Oregon Library, 1972. Tombstone Inscriptions Union Cemetery Union, Union Co., Oregon Chas, Henry Son of J & S Wilkinson Died June 20, 1896 Aged 16 Yr, 1 Mo, 10 Ds. Weep not father and mother for me For I am wanting in glory for thee Contributed by: Robin...

Wilkinson, Grace E. – Obituary

Miss Grace E. Wilkinson died at the home of Dr. Myers, in Union, last Sunday afternoon, June 10, 1906, at about 5:30 o’clock. As noticed in last week’s Republican, Miss Wilkinson was brought from High Valley to Union Friday of last week, and was operated on for appendicitis, but she declined slowly until the time named, when she passed away. The case is a particularly sad one, owing to the popularity and youth of Miss Wilkinson and her long residence in the county, where her friends were many. The funeral took place from the M.E. church Tuesday at 2 p.m., and was largely attended. Grace E. Wilkinson was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wilkinson, of High Valley, and for the past year has been a teacher in the public schools of Union. She was 22 years, 10 months and 8 days of age, and numbered her friends by the score all over this section. Miss Wilkinson was the successful candidate from District 21 for the Oregonian’s Yellowstone Park trip, and received notice of her success just prior to her death. The immense crowd attending the funeral and the many beautiful to the esteem in which Miss Wilkinson was held. Her death was a very sad one and has brought sorrow to many hearts. Aside from banks of flowers from friends in this immediate vicinity, there were numerous designs from Portland and from outside points. A more beautiful collection is rarely seen in any country. Among those who attended the funeral were delegations of Odd Fellows, Rebekahs and Artisans, and people from nearly every valley point. The Methodist...

Wilkinson, John – Obituary

Forty-two years a resident of Union county, Oregon, was John Wilkinson, who was born July 30, 1839, in Peoria, Illinois, and died in Walla Walla, Washington, where he went three weeks before for treatment in a hospital in that city. At the age of two years, he, with his parents, went to Missouri, where they remained eight years, then to the old Illinois home till 1858, when he started westward, spending four years with headquarters in Nebraska, freighting on the plains as far as Denver. In 1864, he, together with his father, mother, five brothers and three sisters and a large number of others, with a “prairie schooner” train, being himself chosen the captain, crossed the Rockies and on into the then wild Oregon, settling in High Valley, a few miles from this city, which has been his home until his death. He was married at Cove in 1873, to Sarah Vansel. To them were born four children-Joseph E. Wilkinson and Mrs. William Haggerty, who remain to mourn the loss of their honored father, Charles H. , who died ten years ago, and the beautiful and loved Grace E., who died June 10 of the present year. Others remaining are the wife and one step-daughter, Mrs. Chas. Fleetwood, of Hereford, five brothers and two sisters, but one sister of this family having preceded him to the long home. Mr. Wilkinson was one of the most widely known, as well as the most respected pioneers of Eastern Oregon. His friends were true and constant, for he tried every day and every hour to do by them as he would be...

Wilkinson, Joseph – Obituary

Joseph Wilkinson – Died April 7, 1911. Age 63 years, 5 months, 20 days. Funeral from the Carroll residence, Sunday April 9, at 2 p.m. Friends invited. Contributed by: Robin Church “Funeral Notice” Obituaries and Other Vital Records of Union County, Oregon, 1890-1930. Compiled by Clara Cline Lee. Reproduced by Walter M. Pierce Library, Eastern Oregon Library,...
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