Thursday, May 01, 2014

Eather, Eathen, Eathan Enos Wilkerson

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Corp Eather Enos Wilkerson.

Birth: Jan. 24, 1845.
Death: Oct. 9, 1930.

Eather Enos Wilkerson Corporal, Company A 4th Ohio Cavalry Regiment [aka Eathan or Eathen Wilkerson]

Hardesty's 1886 Military History of Ohio, Warren County Edition, page 310;

"Eather Wilkerson corp. co. A, 4th O. V. C.; wounded at Selma, Ala."

Service Record from American Civil War Research Database by Historical Data Systems;

Eathen Wilkerson enlisted as a 20 year old Private on 27 Feb 1864 mustered into Co A 4th OVC on 27 Feb 1864 appointed Corporal on 2 Apr 1865 Mustered out with company at Nashville, Tennessee on 15 Jul 1865

Pension Index Cards;

Eather Wilkerson filed for a pension on 18 Jul 1889 & on 20 Feb 1907 (Application #717677, Certificate #791440) for service in Co A 4th OVC died 3 Oct 1930 at Morrow, Ohio.

Ohio Death Certificate #63168 (1930) Eather Wilkerson retired white male, widower of Nancy Jane Wilkerson born 24 Jan 1845 at Clarksville, Ohio to Wm. Wilkerson & Elizabeth Thompson died 3 Oct 1930 at Morrow, Warren County, Ohio buried 6 Oct 1930 at Morrow

"Eather Enos Wilkerson," obituary, The Western Star (Lebanon, Ohio), October 9, 1930;

"Eather Enos Wilkerson, son of William and Elizabeth Wilkerson, was born near Spring Hill, Ohio, January 24th 1845 and departed this life October 3rd aged 85 years, 8 months and 9 days. On January 24th, 1867 he was united in marriage to Nancy Jane Runyan at Morrow, Ohio.

He was a Veteran of the Civil War of 1861-65 and a Charter Member of Sul Stevens Post.

Almost his entire life was spent in Morrow where he held many positions of trust, as an employee of the Pennsylvania R. R. Co.; Rural Mail Carrier for 17 years, also, Marshal and street Commissioner for many years.

He was very patriotic, always faithful to his duties, loyal to his friends, a kind and loving father, ever thoughtful for their comfort and welfare. He was the last member of a family of 12 children.

His wife, daughter Rose and son Harry preceded him to the great Beyond. He leaves to mourn their loss, four daughters, Adah Loomis of Los Angeles, Cal., Cora Thornton of Grove City, Nora Dumford of Cincinnati, and Grace Couden of Morrow, nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren and other relatives and friends. ..."

Burial: Morrow Cemetery, Morrow, Warren County, Ohio.

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