Surname: Wilkinson

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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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Wilkinson, Lydia – Obituary

Lydia Wilkinson, wife of Thomas Wilkinson, of High Valley, died Sunday night last of diabetes, and the fruneral took place at noon Tuesday, with services at the cemetery in Union. Mrs. Wilkinson was 56 years, 11 months and 26 days of age, and had been in a feeble state of health for some time. Lydia Rundall was born near Nebraska City, Neb., January 17, 1861. At the time of her death she was 56 years, 11 months and 26 days of age. Her early childhood was spent in the States of Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas. In 1876 she crossed the plains, coming to Kelton by train, then by team into the Grande Ronde Valley. In 1876 she was united in marriage to Thomas Wilkinson, who, at the age of 81, survives her, having been a pioneer settler of 1864. They resided in High Valley until her death. To this union was born four children-Matilda, Mary, Jacob and Edgar, all being with her at her death. Passing through the hardships of pioneer life only brightened her disposition. She was always found with those in sickness or sorrow, ministering to others needs with loving hands that will be missed not only by the family, but by all who knew her. Five sisters and two brothers survive her-Georgia Campbell, Emma Fisher, Minnie Buford, Grace Wilkinson, Hettie Bently and two brothers, John and...

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Wilkinson, Virginia – Obituary

Mary Virginia Wilkinson, age 52 years, wife of Andrew Wilkinson, died at her home in North Union at 11 p.m. Thursday, March 27, after a short illness. Mrs. Wilkinson was the mother of Mrs. Jas. Webb, of Union, Mrs. Clara Lee of Baker, and E. E. Wilkinson of Nicola, B.C., and has been a resident of this section for many years. The funeral will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. from the residence. The funeral of Mary Virginia Wilkinson, took place Sunday last at 1:30 p. m., as announced in the Republican, and was largely attended. Mary Virginia Lamere was born March 5, 1864, in Sacramento, California. Left motherless in her early childhood, she and her only brother, D. P. Lamere, were placed in the convent at Vancouver, Washington, where they remained eight years. The little family then came to Union county, Oregon, in the fall of 1872, settling in High Valley. She was married to Andrew Wilkinson October 21, 1876. To this union three children were born-Nora, Edward and Clara, all of whom, with the husband and brother, survive her. Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson lived continuously in High Valley until 1908, when they rented the old home place, moved to Union and built a comfortable home. Mrs. Wilkinson was an intense sufferer during her illness, but she bore her suffering with patience, thinking always of others first. Her...

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Wilkinson, Matilda – Obituary

Died-At her home in High Valley, Thursday, Jan. 5, 1893, Matilda Wilkinson, wife of Jacob Wilkinson, age 85 years. Contributed by: Robin Church “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. At her home in High Valley, Thursday, Jan. 5, 1893, Matilda Wilkinson, wife of Jacob Wilkinson, aged 85 years. Deceased was one of the earliest pioneers of this country, coming here with her family in 1864. She leaves a husband and a large grown up family to mourn her loss. The remains were laid to rest in the Union cemetery, Saturday. Eastern Oregon Republican Thursday, January 12,...

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Wilkinson, Merritt – Obituary

Merritt Wilkinson, brother of Andrew Wilkinson, of Union, died at Central Point, Oregon, Monday of this week. Interment took place at Central Point. Andrew Wilkinson, who recently returned from Central Point, was satisfied that his brother could not live, and the announcement of his death was not unexpected. Contributed by: Robin Church 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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Wilkinson, Phillip – Obituary

Phillip “Edgar” Wilkinson, of Union, died Tuesday at the La grande Nursing Center. He was 90. Mr. Wilkinson was a Union resident since 1959. He was born on Feb. 18, 1894 to Thomas and Lydia Ann (Rundell) Wilkinson at High Valley. He farmed in High Valley before moving to Union. Survivors include two nieces, Ethel Patterson of Hermiston and Eunice Adkins of Boise: four grandnieces, Urcie Aldrich of Union, Sharon Puckett of Portland and Donna and Gail Patterson; two grandnephews, Howard Crossland of Hyattsville, Md., and Donald Hobbs, and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary E. Wilkinson in 1967, and Matilda Wilkinson in 1961. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Union Baptist Church, with the Rev. Gaylen Smith officiating. Those who wish may make contributions in Mr. Wilkinson’s memory to the Shriner’s Hospital or the Lions Eye Bank in care of Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande. (Phillip died October 9, 1984 and was born Feb. 18, 1894.) Contributed by: Margaret...

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Wilkinson, Thomas – Obituary

Thomas Wilkinson died at his home in High Valley, Thursday, March 23, 1922, age 85 years and 27 days. He was born in Peoria County, Illinois, January 24, 1837. His early life was spent in Illinois, Missouri and Nebraska. He crossed the plains to Oregon in 1864. Starting from Nebraska, May 9, and arriving in Oregon, October 9. He was married to Lydia A. Rundall November 27, 1879. To this union four children were born who survive him-Jacob H., Tillie A., Mary E., and Philip Edgar. His wife passed January 13, 1918. Three grandchildren survive; one sister, Mrs. Eliza Hathaway of Halfway, Oregon, and one brother, Andrew Wilkinson, of Klaber, Washington, and many other relatives and a host of friends. He had been engaged in farming and stock raising until of late he retired, turning the work over to his children. He was an honorable, upright citizen, a kind father, a good friend and neighbor, always doing as he would wish to be done by, and he has gone to his reward. The funeral was held at the Union cemetery, services by Rev. Hughes of the Presbyterian Church, friends paying their last respects to this good man. Interment in the local cemetery by the side of his wife. “Thomas Wilkinson” Obituaries and Other Vital Records of Union County, Oregon. 1890 – 1930. Compiled by Clara Cline Lee. Reproduced by...

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Wilkinson, William – Obituary

“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...

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