Union County Obituaries - WILKINSON

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Andrew WILKINSON

Cecelia Frances (Carroll) WILKINSON

Charles WILKINSON

Grace E. WILKINSON

John WILKINSON

Joseph WILKINSON

Lydia (Rundall) WILKINSON

Mary Virginia (Lamere) WILKINSON

Matilda WILKINSON

Merritt Wilkinson

Mrs. Merritt WILKINSON

Phillip WILKINSON

Sarah Jane  WILKINSON
(Wife of John)

Thomas WILKINSON

William WILKINSON



“Andrew Wilkinson Dead.”
The Weekly Republican.  Union, Oregon.
Saturday, August, 14, 1926.
Volume 38, Number 1973, Page 2.

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, 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.n
 


Tombstone Inscriptions
Union Cemetery
Union, Union Co., Oregon

Our Dad and Mama
Andrew Wilkinson                               Mary Virginia Wilkinson
Dec 26, 1841                                            March 5, 1861
Aug 9, 1926                                               March 27, 1913
 
 
 

Donated by Robin Church



“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.

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.

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“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, 1972.

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.

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“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.

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.
 


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

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“Grace E. Wilkinson.”
The Union Republican.
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.

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 church was crowded to the doors, and the procession from there to the cemetery was a most imposing spectacle.
 

As a mark of respect to the deceased, the business houses of the city closed from 2 to 4:30 o’clock.

The ceremonies at the M.E. church were conducted by Rev. Walker, of that church, and Rev. Seeman, of the Presbyterian church.

The Rebekahs conducted the services at the grave.

Following statement relative to the life of Miss Wilkinson was read by Rev. Walker at the M.E. church preceding the funeral sermon:

Grace E. Wilkinson, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wilkinson, was born near Cove, Oregon, August 2, 1883, and passed away in Union, Oregon, June 10, 1906.  The greater part of her life has been spent in the county and community in which she was born.  She graduated from the Union High School and then went to Monmouth, Oregon, where she spent two years in normal training.  While in school at Monmouth, she confessed her Savior and became a member of the Disciples’ Church.

After completing the normal work at Monmouth, she spent some time as a student, and later as one of the instructors in stenography and typewriting in a business college at Wichita, Kansas.  During the past winter, she was one of the efficient teachers in the public schools of this city.

As the cherished youngest daughter of the family, her bright young life and happy disposition made her a constant delight and joy to her loved ones; and thus was she esteemed by all who knew her.  Her life has been one of energy and activity.  Gradually but surely was she pushing here way upward, winning the admiration and respect of all who came in contact with her.

As a friend, she was faultless—true to every trust and constant to the last.  In suffering and sorrow, hers was the face which brought joy and comfort to the aged: she it was who carried the sunshine.

She had a clear sense of right and justice and was unswerving in her determination to pursue the course that conscience dictated.

Little did acquaintances and friends realize that so short a time might we have among us this bright, beautiful life; but ah, dear friends, eye hath not seen nor ear heard the glories of that other world to which the dear Father in tenderness and mercy hath called her.

She leaves a father and mother, two brothers and two sisters, whose hearts are sore and bleeding over their great loss, but who have the assurance that He who doeth all things well “will lead me on, o’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till the night is gone; and with the morn those angel faces smile which I have loved long since and lost awhile.”
 


Tombstone Inscription
Union Cemetery
Union, Union Co., Oregon

Grace Estella
Dau of John and Sarah Wilkinson
Born Aug 2, 1883
Died June 10, 1906
God has marked each sorrowing day
And numbered every secret tear
And heaven’s long age of bliss
Shall pay for all his children suffer her
Peace perfect peace

Donated by Robin Church


“John Wilkinson”
Printed 1906.
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.

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 done by.  That he had the respect of all who knew him was shown by the great number who were present at his funeral, some driving many miles to be there.

Politically Mr. Wilkinson was a Democrat, yet he seldom ever took part in politics, more than to cast his vote.  More publicity than that was distasteful to him, so much so that he refused to run for office in his county and State when the nominations were offered him.

The funeral services were held in the Methodist church, in Union, Saturday, October 6, conducted by Rev. W. W. Deal.  Interment in the family lot in Union cemetery.

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“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 College, 1972.

Died, at Walla Walla, Washington, October 4, 1906, John Wilkinson, aged 67 years, 2 months, 4 days.  Funeral at the M.E. Church, Union, Oregon on the afternoon of October 6 at 2 o’clock p.m.  Friends of the family invited.

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Tombstone Inscriptions
Union Cemetery
Union, Union Co., Oregon

Pioneer of 1864
John Wilkinson
Born July 30, 1839
Died Oct 4 1906

Sarah J. Wilkinson
1846-1922

Donated 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, 1972.

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.

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“Death of Lydia Wilkinson”
Printed January 13, 1918
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.

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 Jas. Rundall.

Later-Funeral services at the Union cemetery Tuesday p.m. were conducted by Rev S. E. Eels, pastor of the Presbyterian church.

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“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, 1972.

Lydia Wilkinson, Died, Sunday January 13, 1918.  Age 56 years, 11 months, 26 days.  Services at the Union Cemetery Tuesday, January 15, at 12:30 p.m.  Friends of the family invited.

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“Funeral Notice - Mary Virginia Wilkinson”
Printed March, 1913
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.

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.

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“Obituary - Mary Virginia Wilkinson”
Printed March 31, 1913
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.

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 sweet, gentle nature, and her kind consideration of others at all times won the love and esteem of all who knew her.

In the passing of Mrs. Wilkinson, her family is bereft of a devoted wife and mother, and the community of an estimable neighbor.

Donated 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.

Died-At her home in High Valley, Thursday, Jan. 5, 1893, Matilda Wilkinson, wife of Jacob Wilkinson, age 85 years.

Donated by Robin Church
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WILKINSON - 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, 1893


Merrit Wilkinson”
Printed January 1, 1917.
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.

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.

Donated by Robin Church



 “Mrs. Merritt Wilkinson”
Printed 1916.
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.

Mrs. Merritt Wilkinson, formerly of Union, died March 28 at Central Point, Oregon. She leaves a husband and son of her immediate family to mourn her loss. Mr. Wilkinson will remain at Central Point. Mrs. Wilkinson was a sister of Mrs. Tom Wilkinson, of this county.

Donated by Robin Church


Phillip Wilkinson

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.)

This information donated by Margaret Shinoki



“Mrs. John 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.

Died, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. E. Coles, of Baker, Oregon, March 30, 1922, Mrs. Sarah Jane Wilkinson.

Mrs. Wilkinson was born in Crawfordsville, Illinois, November 16, 1846.  When 22 years of age she was married to John Vancil.  To this union 2 children were born-a son I. N., and a daughter, Maggie Alice.  The son passed on in 1912.  She came west in 1872, teaching school at Ore Dell, near where La Grande now stands; later she was elected principal of the Cove schools, at that time a 2 room school.

On July 30, 1873, she was married to John Wilkinson, living in High Valley until a few years ago.  To this union 4 children were born-Joseph E., Ida M., Charles H., and Grace E., all but the eldest-Joseph E., having preceded her to the great beyond.

She was stricken with paralysis in August 1916.  All that loving hands could do to alleviate her sufferings was done.  She was a member of the Christian Church, a kind and devoted mother, a good friend and neighbor.  She is survived by 2 children, a son and daughter-Mrs. E. Coles, of Baker, Oregon and Joseph E. Wilkinson, of Okanogan, Washington; three sisters and seven grand children, and many other relatives and friends who extend sympathy to the bereaved ones.

The body arrived in Union from Baker Friday evening; the funeral was held from the Presbyterian church Sunday, April 2, at 2 o’clock p.m., services by Rev. Hughes.  Interment in the Union cemetery by the side of her husband and children.

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“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, 1972.

Died-At Baker, Oregon, Thursday, March 30, 1922, Mrs. Sarah J. Wilkinson, age 75 years, 4 months and 14 days.

The funeral will take place from the Presbyterian Church, Union, Oregon, Sunday, April 2, at 2 o’clock p.m.

Friends are invited to attend.

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Tombstone Inscriptions
Union Cemetery
Union, Union Co., Oregon

Pioneer of 1864
John Wilkinson
Born July 30, 1839
Died Oct 4 1906

Sarah J. Wilkinson
1846-1922

Donated by Robin Church




“Thomas 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.

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.

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“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, 1972.

Died, in High Valley, Oregon, Thursday, March 23, 1922, Thomas Wilkinson, age 85 years and 27 days.  The funeral will be held at the grave in Union cemetery, Saturday, March 25, at 1 o’clock p.m.  Friends are invited to attend.
 


Donated by Robin Church




“Death of William 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.

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.

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