Francis Wilson Gilkey.
Birth: Nov. 7, 1837, New Galilee, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.
Death: Feb. 27, 1893, New Galilee, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.
Parents: William Gilkey (1810 - 1887), Isabella Miller Gilkey (1812 - 1863).
Wife: Margaret Lauretta Edwards Gilkey (1847 - 1930).
Children: Florence Isabel Gilkey Foster (1869 - 1892). Anna May Gilkey (1870 - 1893). William Rolland Gilkey (1871 - 1959). Francis Edwards Gilkey (1873 - 1951). Jessie Kate Gilkey (1876 - 1888). Mary Elizabeth Gilkey (1878 - 1880). Verna Vernissa Gilkey (1879 - 1888). Willis Willard Gilkey (1879 - 1955). Alexander Savage Gilkey (1882 - 1888). Wilson Miller Gilkey (1885 - 1888). John Everett Gilkey (1886 - 1947). Thomas Delbert Gilkey (1888 - 1952). Stella Margaret Gilkey McCullough (1891 - 1973).
Burial: Rocky Spring Cemetery, New Galilee, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.
Gilkey, Francis W. Private, mustered in June 20, 1861, for 3 years. Wounded at Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, June 29, 1863.
GILKEY. FRANCIS W., Private, Co. K, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves, was wounded in one of the earlier battles of the war, and made a prisoner. In January, 1863, he was exchanged, and received at the Annapolis General Hospital. He had, to the right of the vertex, a large ulcer, resulting from a gunshot wound of the scalp, extending over the sagittal suture. The skull was necrosed, and probably there had been denudation, with contusion of the bone. Erysipelas supervened, followed by gangrene. When this was arrested, exfoliation took place, and the brain was exposed. The fragment of the skull exfoliated is represented in the adjoining wood cuts (Figs. 30 and 31), copied at natural size from the specimen for warded by the attending physician, Dr. A. V. Cherbonnier. Granulations sprang up, the wound closed, and the patient recovered without any further complications. He was discharged from service on January 29th, 1863. His name does not appear on the Pension rolls.