Obit: Wilkins, Edgar (1849 - 1939)
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Surnames: Wilkens, Lee, Wiedenhoeft, Parkhill, Young, Fiebig, Dickenson, Cramer, Alexander, Franz, Schmidt, Taylor, Schraufnagel

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 01/04/1940

Wilkins, Edgar (18 May 1849 - 26 Dec. 1939)

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Lulloff Funeral Home in Colby for Edgar Wilkins who died Dec. 26 at a Wausau hospital at the age of 80 years. He had been failing in health the past three years as a result of complications aggravated by old age. Rev. Harry Lee, pastor of the Colby Methodist church, conducted the rites and internment was made in the Colby cemetery. Pall bearers were William Wiedenhoeft, Sr., Jess Parkhill, J. A. Young, H. H. Fiebig, George Dickenson, Sr., and Chesley Cramer. Flowers were in charge of Jean Cramer, Jean Alexander, Carol Franz and Miss Schmidt.

Mr. Wilkins, who came to this vicinity in 1878, was for many years engaged in saw mills and as a farmer. He was born May 18, 1849, in Columbia county, near Janesville, and was married to Nancy Taylor Oct. 20, 1880.

Between the years 1927 and 1931, Mr. and Mrs. Wilkins made their home in Florida, where Mrs. Wilkins died Nov. 8, 1931. The following spring Mr. Wilkins returned to this vicinity to make his home with his daughter.

Surviving are three sons and a daughter - Edward and Roscoe of Orlando, Fla., Ernest of Big Fork, Mont., and Mrs. Allie Schraufnagel. Also, a brother, Daniel of Fairmont, Minn., nine grand children and nine great grand children.

The deceased was numbered among our early pioneers, and, like all our early pioneers, was of an honest and congenial disposition, always performing his duties. He had filled the various relations in life as son, husband, father and filled them well.



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