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.
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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, Wash., who survive him.
In 1913 the wife and companion passed on to the other side. Since then Mr. Wilkinson made his home for the most part with Mrs. Webb.
Andrew Wilkinson was of a bright and sunny disposition, enjoyed life, and made friends wherever he went. He was honest and upright in his business dealings, a gentleman of the old school. The work of pioneering made him acquainted with hardships and privations. But he worked with an eye on the future, knowing full well the coming generations would reap the seed of his sowing.
Thus another honored citizen has left us. But we are comforted in the thought that a life has been nobly lived, and his reward is sure.
The funeral took place from the M.E. Church, this (Friday) afternoon at 2:30, Rev. C.A. Quinn conducting it. Burial in the Union cemetery beside the body of his wife.
The Weekly Republican. Union, Oregon.
Saturday, August, 14, 1926.
Volume 38, Number 1973, Page 2.
Union, Union Co., Oregon
Our Dad and Mama
Mary Virginia Wilkinson
Dec 26, 1841 March 5, 1861
Aug 9, 1926 March 27, 1913
Contributed by: Robin Church