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6.5 Elmer  WILKERSON

6.5 Elmer WILKERSON

Male 1906 - 1964  (57 years)

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  • Name Elmer WILKERSON  [1, 2
    Title 6.5 
    Nickname Slip 
    Alt. birth date 26 Sep 1906  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Bible record probably was by someone other than the father or mother making the entry. 
    Alt. birth place 26 Sep 1906  Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Zella Wilkerson
     
    Born 27 Sep 1906  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • The Hall Jackson Wilkerson family Bible lists Elmer's birthdate Sept 26th 1906 but it is in handwriting that is believed to be that of Goldie Zeona Childress, Elmer's half sister. Goldie was born in 1904 and would have only been about 2 years of age when Elmer was born which makes the Bible entry secondary information. In addition, there are many entries dated much later than 1906 in the same handwriting which suggests that even if the writer was not Goldie, whoever wrote it, it was scribed many years after the fact.

      The uncertified birth record received from the Delaware County Health Department give the date as 27 September 1906 and is considered to be primary information. Although neither source is infallible, the Bible entry was probably made from memory or what others had told scribe making it more suspect than the Health Department's record.
    WILKERSON - Bible
    WILKERSON - Bible
    Hall Jackson Wilkerson family
    Gender Male 
    Census 18 Apr 1910  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Hall J. Wilkerson household 
    • Wilkerson, Elmer, son, male, white, age 3, single, born Indiana, father born Tennessee, mother born Tennessee.
    1910 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    1910 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    Indiana. Delaware Co. - Hall J. Wilkerson
    Census 15 Jan 1920  Knightstown, Henry, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Hall J. Wilkinson household
     
    • Wilkinson, Elmer, son, male, white, age 13, single, attends school, able to read & write, born Indiana, father born Tennessee, mother born Tennessee.
    1920 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    1920 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    Indiana. Henry Co. - Hall J. Wilkinson
    Census 1 Apr 1930  Sterling Twp., Whiteside, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Fred Bell, Jr. dwelling 
    • Wilkerson, Elmer, head, rents home, $40 mo, male, white, age 23, married at age 19, able to read and write, born Indiana, father born Tennessee, mother born Tennessee, speaks English, adjuster, Barb Wire co., no military service.
    1930 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    1930 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    Illinois. Whiteside Co. - Elmer Wilkerson
    Census 15 Apr 1940  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Elmer Wilkerson household 
    • Wilkerson, Elmer, head, male, white, age 33, married, H-4, born Indiana, 1935 Knightstown, Henry, Indiana, machine operator, Muncie Chev. automotive, worker, worked 36 weeks in 1939, income $950, no other income, living at 1812 W. 8th Street, rents $20 month.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Religion Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Avondale Methodist Church 
    Religion Downey, , California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Downey Methodist Church 
    Died 13 Mar 1964  Downey, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Buried Rose Hills Cemetery, Whittier, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Notes 
    • HISTORY
      Elmer md Margaret Bell Slack married on 1 May 1926 in Greenfield in Hancock Co., Indiana. Elmer was 19 when he and Margaret md and she was 18. Their 1st child was born dead in 1926 and two years later, their 2nd only lived a scant 3 months. The four others that followed lived to maturity.

      They moved to Muncie and lived in a part known as Avondale in the SW section of town. Elmer worked at the local Chevrolet plant and is said to have been instrumental in forming CIO in Muncie. They attended the Avondale Methodist Church.

      In the 1940's, Elmer moved his family to California and became involved in real estate there. He did quite well for himself as California boomed. He died and is buried in Downey, California. Most of his family remained in that general area of the country.
    • These children born in Muncie, Ind.

      Elmer Wilkerson born Sept 26th 1906

      This was in a letter to Elmer Wilkerson from Goldie Zeona Childress as given to her by her mother, Martha Florentha Childress Wilkerson.
    Person ID I604  richison
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2017 

    Father Hall Jackson WILKERSON,   b. 26 Dec 1860, , Union, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1934, Knightstown, Henry, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Martha Florentha/Floristhia CHILDRESS,   b. 17 Oct 1880, Bearden, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1965, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F188  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Bell SLACK,   b. 21 Aug 1907, , , Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1995, , Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 1 May 1926  Greenfield, Hancock, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Charles Richard WILKERSON,   b. 16 Sep 1928, Greenfield, Hancock, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1928  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Phyllis Jean WILKERSON,   b. 24 Aug 1930, Greenfield, Hancock, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 2010, , , California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Ronald Jacque WILKERSON,   b. 6 Jun 1933, Knightstown, Henry, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 2016, , , California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Robert Neal WILKERSON,   b. 6 Jan 1936, , , Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 2000, Westminister, Orange, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [Birth]
    +6. Living
    Last Modified 11 May 2015 
    Family ID F361  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsAlt. birth date - Bible record probably was by someone other than the father or mother making the entry. - 26 Sep 1906 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. birth place - Zella Wilkerson - 26 Sep 1906 - Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Sep 1906 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Hall J. Wilkerson household - 18 Apr 1910 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Hall J. Wilkinson household - 15 Jan 1920 - Knightstown, Henry, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 May 1926 - Greenfield, Hancock, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Elmer Wilkerson household - 15 Apr 1940 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Avondale Methodist Church - - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Mar 1964 - Downey, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Death - Wilkerson
    Dead Charles R. Wilkerson.JPG
    Elmer Wilkerson at the death of his son, Charles Richard in 1928

    Documents At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

  • Sources 
    1. [S94] Deaths - California Death Index, 1940-1997, CA Dept. of Health Services, Office of Health Info & Research, Vital Statistics Section, (Ancestry.com).
      Ancestry.com. California Death Index, 1940-1997. (database online) Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original electronic data: State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997. Sacramento, CA: State of California Department of Heath Services, Center for Heath Statistics, 19__.

      Name: Wilkerson, Elmer
      Social Security #: 312-01-5384
      Sex: male
      Birth Date: 26 Sep 1906
      Birthplace: Indiana
      Death Date: 13 Mar 1964
      Death Place: Los Angeles
      Mother's Maiden Name: Childers
      Father's Surname: [left blank]
      WILKERSON - Deaths: 2

    2. [S1857] Births (Reliability: 3), 11 Sep 2012.
      Delaware County Department of Health, uncertified birth record, books CH-9:15 and H-16:23, registered nos. 371 and 21, Elmer Wilkinson (1906). Delaware County Health Department Vital Records Division, Muncie, Indiana.

    3. [S1564] Bible (Reliability: 2), 30 Mar 2011.
      Wilkerson Bible Records, 1860-1938, loose "Family Record" pages from unknown Bible; photocopies made by Phyllis Jean (Wilkerson) Carney, [address for private use,] California, 1985. The Bible apparently originated with Hall Jackson Wilkerson whose birth is the earliest entry; events are not in chronilogical order and are written in several different hands. Some entries were recognized as the handwriting of Zella (Wilkerson) Richison but most appear to have been written by Goldie Z. Childress at some later date. There are many misspellings and grammatical errors throughout. It appears to have passed from Hall Jackson's wife, Martha Florentha (Childress) Wilkerson to her son Elmer Wilkerson and then to his son, Ronald Jackson. Photocopies held by Shirley Richison Fields (253 A Provincial Lane, Avon, IN 46123).

    4. [S94] Deaths - California Death Index, 1940-1997, CA Dept. of Health Services, Office of Health Info & Research, Vital Statistics Section, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 2), 11 Sep 2012.
      Name: Wilkerson, Elmer
      Social Security #: 312-01-5384
      Sex: male
      Birth Date: 26 Sep 1906
      Birthplace: Indiana
      Death Date: 13 Mar 1964
      Death Place: Los Angeles
      Mother's Maiden Name: Childers
      Father's Surname: [left blank]

    5. [S1695] MSS notes (Reliability: 1), 18 Jan 2012.
      Notes & miscellaneous information recorded by Zella (Wilkerson) Richison about the Wilkerson-Childress line; obtained photocopies 23 Oct 1984 by Shirley Richison Fields, her daughter. Notes in red on the document are by Fields as some of the dates and places were disproven by further research.

    6. [S1857] Births, 11 Sep 2012.
      Delaware County Department of Health, uncertified birth record, books CH-9:15 and H-16:23, registered nos. 371/21, Elmer Wilkinson (1906). Delaware County Health Department Vital Records Division, Muncie, Indiana.

    7. [S45] 1910 U.S. Census (Reliability: 2), 30 Jul 2008.
      1910 U.S. Census, Delaware County, Indiana, population schedule, Center township, 6th Ward, city of Muncie, enumeration district (ED) 38, sheet number 4B, 700 East Seventh Street, dwelling 83, family 87; Hall J. Wilkerson household, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 30 July 2008); citing NARA microfilm T624, Roll 346


    8. [S238] 1920 U.S. Census (Reliability: 2), 25 Jul 2008.
      1920 U.S. Census, Henry County, Indiana, population schedule, Wayne township, Ward 3, town of Knightstown, enumeration district (ED) 83, sheet 2B, dwelling 211, family 13, Hall J. Wilkinson household, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 25 July 2008); NARA microfilm T625, Roll 438


    9. [S1831] 1930 U.S. Census, 20 Mar 2011.
      1930 U.S. census, Whiteside County, Illinois, population schedule, Sterling Township, enumeration district (ED) 33, sheet 4B, dwelling 45, family 50, Elmer Wilkerson living in Fred W. Bell dwelling; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 Sep 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T626, roll 566

    10. [S1904] 1940 U.S. Census (Reliability: 2), 21 Jun 2012.
      1940 U. S. census, Delaware County, Indiana, population schedule, Center township, enumeration district (ED) 18-7, sheet 11B, family 257, Elmer Wilkerson, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 June 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T627-1037.

    11. [S94] Deaths - California Death Index, 1940-1997, CA Dept. of Health Services, Office of Health Info & Research, Vital Statistics Section, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 2).
      Ancestry.com. California Death Index, 1940-1997. (database online) Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original electronic data: State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997. Sacramento, CA: State of California Department of Heath Services, Center for Heath Statistics, 19__.

      Name: Wilkerson, Elmer
      Social Security #: 312-01-5384
      Sex: male
      Birth Date: 26 Sep 1906
      Birthplace: Indiana
      Death Date: 13 Mar 1964
      Death Place: Los Angeles
      Mother's Maiden Name: Childers
      Father's Surname: [left blank]

    12. [S1587] SSDI (Reliability: 2), 9 Aug 2009.
      Social Security Administration. "U.S. Social Security Death Index," database. Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.org: accessed 9 August 2009), entry for Elmer Wilkerson, 1992, SS no. 312-01-5384 issued before 1951 by Indiana.

    13. [S1588] Wilkerson Corres. - Carney, Phyllis Jean Wilkerson, Phyllis Jean Wilkerson Carney, Loma Linda, California [(E-ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE),].

    14. [s1564] Bible (Reliability: 2), 30 Mar 2011.
      Wilkerson Bible Records, 1860-1938, loose "Family Record" pages from unknown Bible; photocopies made by Phyllis Jean (Wilkerson) Carney, [address for private use,] California, 1985. The Bible apparently originated with Hall Jackson Wilkerson whose birth is the earliest entry; events are not in chronilogical order and are written in several different hands. Some entries were recognized as the handwriting of Zella (Wilkerson) Richison but most appear to have been written by Goldie Z. Childress at some later date. There are many misspellings and grammatical errors throughout. It appears to have passed from Hall Jackson's wife, Martha Florentha (Childress) Wilkerson to her son Elmer Wilkerson and then to his son, Ronald Jackson. Photocopies held by Shirley Richison Fields (253 A Provincial Lane, Avon, IN 46123).