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John B. Wilkinson


Posted By: Pat Hochstetler (email)
Date: 3/21/2006 at 09:51:01

Winterset Reporter October 8, 1903
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Death of John B. Wilkinson

The sudden death of John B. Wilkinson last Friday morning at his home in Webster township, was another of those unwelcome and unlooked for sudden demises of which we have had several lately. Mr. Wilkinson arose in the morning apparently feeling as well as usual. He ate a hearty breakfast and did his usual chores, during which he began to feel bad and went to the house to lie down. He soon got up again stating that it was too close there for him and sat down in a rocking chair in which he died almost immediately.

He was one of the oldest settlers in the county, having come here with his parents in 1847 at the age of eight. He lived a great many years in Winterset but about ten years ago moved on a farm in Webster township. He was largely instrumental in securing the postoffice at Harrison of which he was the first postmaster.

J. B. Wilkinson was born April 28, 1839 in Pike county, Ill. He moved to Iowa with his parents in 1847.

He was married June 6, 1861 to Sarah E. Clark who passed away Dec. 13, 1894. They were the parents of nine children, seven boys and two girls, all of whom are living. On Dec. 26, 1895, he was again united in marriage to Mrs. Mary Harrison, who survives him.

Early in life he united with the Church of Christ and was a kind and faithful Christian up to the time of his death.

The funeral occurred from the Church of Christ in this city, conducted by Rev. J. M. Hoffman after which he was laid to his last rest in the Rock City cemetery.

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