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6.3 Charles Mitchell WILKERSON

6.3 Charles Mitchell WILKERSON

Male 93 - 1947  (185 years)

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  • Name Charles Mitchell WILKERSON  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Title 6.3 
    Nickname Charley 
    Born 16 Jan 1887-93  , Union, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 6, 7
    • Age 30, 1920 census, c.1890, TN
      Age 40, 1930 census, c.1890, TN
      Age 44, 1940 census, c.1896, TN
      Age 56 at death, c.1891, TN
    • Marriage record give his age as 19 in 1906 but other records give his birthdate as 1889 and he gave the date as 1893 on his WWI draft registration. If he was born in 1889, he would have only been 17 years old when he married which seems doubtful. His birth is all over the place in the records found so far so we can only say he was born between 1887 and 1893.
    Gender Male 
    Alt. birth date c. 1887  , Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    per marriage record 
    Census 4 Jun 1900  Dist. 8, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Hall J. Wilkerson household 
    • Wilkerson, Charley, son, white, male, b. Jan 1889, age 11, single, b. Tennessee, fb. Tennessee, mb. Tennessee, illiterate, speaks English.
    1900 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    1900 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    Tennessee. Knox County - H. J. Wilkerson
    Census 30 Apr 1910  Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Charles Wilkerson household 
    • Wilkerson, Charles, head, male, white, age 29, married 4 years, born Tennessee, father born Tennessee, mother born Tennessee, speaks English, labor, cotton mill, able to read and write, rents house, living at 728 W. Baxter Avenue.
    Directory 1911/12  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Living in household of John & Cora Wilkerson 
    • Wilkerson Charles (Bertha M), repairs molds Ball Bros, bds 717 e 7th
      Wilkerson, Howell J (Flora), wks Kitselman Bros, h 905 s Center
      Wilkerson John (Cora L), machinist helper Ball Bros, h 717 e 7th
      Wilkerson Rufus H (Julia), wks Muncie Foundry & Machine Co, h 1419 e 1st
    Census 12 Jan 1920  Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Charls Wilkerson household 
    • Wilkerson, Charls, head, rents, male, white, age 30, married, able to read and write, b. Tennessee, fb. Tennessee, mb. Tennessee, speaks English, foreman, cotton mill, worker.
    Census 9 Apr 1930  Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Charles Wilkerson household 
    • Wilkerson, Charles, head, no rent listed, male, white, ae 40, married at age 20, able to read and write, b. Tennessee, fb. Tennessee, mb. Tennessee, speaks English, spinner, cotton mill, worker, no military service.
    Estate 2 Mar 1938  Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Henry C. Wilkerson estate 
    • partial settlement & list of heirs
    Census 8 Apr 1940  Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Charlie Wilkerson household 
    • Wilkerson, Charlie, head, rents, $10 mo., male, white, age 44, married, 4th grade education, b. Tennessee, lived same place in 1935, not working but seeking work, unemployed 64 weeks, laborer in textile mile, worker, no income in 1939.
    Alt. Death Date 27 Feb 1946  Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    This has been disproven by Charles' death cert and two articles from two different newspapers. He died sometime between 19-25 Feb 1947. 
    Died 19-25 Feb 1947  Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 13, 14, 15, 16
    • Death certificate as date of death as "Feb 19-25, 1947" but above it is penned "Date Found Feb. 25, 1947." That seems to mean that he could have died as early as the 19th but wasn't found until the 25th. The 19th was a Wednesday and the 25th was the following Tuesday.

      Mrs. F. M. Price of 1910 Boyd St., Knoxville, was the informant. This would be Charles' daughter Hattie.
    Death certificate - Wilkerson
    Death certificate - Wilkerson
    Charles Mitchell Wilkerson, 1947
    Medical 25 Feb 1947  Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Cause of death: Exposure by freezing to death in a vacant lot on Irdell Street. Found on 25 Feb 1947. 
    Occupation 25 Feb 1947  , , Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 13
    Textile worker at Brookside Mills 
    Buried 27 Feb 1947  New Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 13
    Person ID I609  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 Sarah Catherine MOORE,   b. May 1856, Hickory Valley, Union, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1901, Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F187  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bertha Minnie WALLACE,   b. Jun 1892, , , Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1942  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married 24 Mar 1906  , Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Marriage bond - Wilkerson
    Marriage bond - Wilkerson
    Chas. Wilkerson & Bertha Wallace, 1906
    Children 
    +1. Hattie Louise WILKERSON,   b. 26 Sep 1905, Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1998, Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Verna WILKERSON,   b. c Jan 1910, , , Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
     3. Edith Juanita WILKERSON,   b. c 1911, , , Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1945, prob. , , Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)  [Birth]
     4. Raymond WILKERSON,   b. 20 May 1914, , Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2013 
    Family ID F366  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jan 1887-93 - , Union, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. birth date - per marriage record - c. 1887 - , Knox, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Mar 1906 - , Knox, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Charles Wilkerson household - 30 Apr 1910 - Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDirectory - Living in household of John & Cora Wilkerson - 1911/12 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Charls Wilkerson household - 12 Jan 1920 - Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Charles Wilkerson household - 9 Apr 1930 - Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEstate - Henry C. Wilkerson estate - 2 Mar 1938 - Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Charlie Wilkerson household - 8 Apr 1940 - Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Death Date - This has been disproven by Charles' death cert and two articles from two different newspapers. He died sometime between 19-25 Feb 1947. - 27 Feb 1946 - Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19-25 Feb 1947 - Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMedical - Cause of death: Exposure by freezing to death in a vacant lot on Irdell Street. Found on 25 Feb 1947. - 25 Feb 1947 - Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Textile worker at Brookside Mills - 25 Feb 1947 - , , Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Death certificate - Wilkerson
    Death certificate - Wilkerson
    Edith W. Gardner, 1932

  • Sources 
    1. [S1564] Bible , 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).

    2. [S1831] 1930 U.S. Census, 10 Jul 2012.
      1930 U. S. census, Knox County, Tennessee, population schedule, Knoxville, enumeration district (ED) 25, sheet 15A [penned], dwelling 282, family 321, Charles Wilkerson, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 Jul 2012); NARA microfilm publication T626:2258.

    3. [S1901] Marriage, 17 Jul 2012.
      "Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950," database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 15 Jul 2012), entry for Chas. Wilkerson and Bertha Wallace, 1906, Knox County; citing FHL microfilm 1,020,966.

    4. [S1869] Deaths, 23 Dec 2013.
      "Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955," index, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 December 2013); Charles Mitchell Wilkerson, 1947, Union County; FHL microfilm 2,137,381.

    5. [S1864] Interview , 15 Feb 2012.
      Zella Beatrice Rosenbarger (Muncie, Indiana), interview by Shirley Richison Fields, 31 Jan 1970. Zella, mother of Fields, spoke from family traditions of Wilkerson family.

    6. [S1904] 1940 U.S. Census, 30 Aug 2012.
      1940 U. S. census, Knox County, Tennessee, population schedule, Knoxville Ward 21, enumeration district (ED) 97-108, sheet 3B (penned), family 51, Charlie Wilkerson, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 Aug 2012); NARA microfilm publication T627:3959.

    7. [S238] 1920 U.S. Census, 10 Jul 2012.
      1920 U. S. census, Knox County, Tennessee, population schedule, Knoxville Ward 21, sheet 15A [penned], enumeration district (ED) 44, dwelling 318, family 322, Charls Wilkerson; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 Jul 2012); NARA microfilm publication T625:1750.

    8. [S1832] 1900 U.S. Census, 25 Jul 2008.
      1900 U.S. Census, Knox County, Tennessee, population schedule, 8th district, enumeration district (ED) 77, sheet 1B, dwelling 17, family 17, Hall J. Wilkerson household, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 25 Jul 2008) citing NARA microfilm T623, Roll 1582.

    9. [S45] 1910 U.S. Census, 20 Jun 2012.
      1910 U.S. census, Knox County, Tennessee, population schedule, District 8, Knoxville, enumeration district (ED) 119, sheet 26A, dwelling 464, family 468, Charles Wilkerson; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 21 Jun 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T624-1508.

    10. [S1886] City/County Directories, 9 Jul 2013.
      "U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989," digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 9 July 2013); Charles Emerson, comp. Emerson's Muncie Directory, 1911-1912, (Muncie, Indiana: Central Printing Company, n.d.) 838, "Wilkerson."

    11. [S1903] Wills & Probates, 3 Jun 2013.
      Knox County, Tennessee, County Court Administrative Book 35: 185-86, estate of Henry C. Wilkerson, 1938; Knox County Archives, Knoxville.

    12. [S1878] Correspondence, 22 Jun 2012.
      Hattie (Wilkerson) Price, Knoxville, Tennessee, to Ernest Melvin Wilkerson, letter, 12 May 1971. Photocopy sent to Zella (Wilkerson) Rosenbarger by Ernest and then given to Shirley Richison Fields, Rosenbarger's daughter; privately held by Fields, 253 A Provincial Lane, Avon, Indiana.

    13. [S1869] Deaths, 23 Dec 2013.
      Tennessee Department of Public Health, certificate of death no. 5401, Registrars no. 24801, Charles Mitchell Wilkerson (1947), Division of Vital Statistics, Nashville.

    14. [S382] Family Tree Online, 22 Jun 2012.
      "Mayes Family Tree," database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 22 Jun 2012), FGS for Charles Wilkerson and Bertha Wallace, undocumented family tree submitted by rsmayes12.

    15. [S1859] Newspaper article, 30 Dec 2013.
      "Cold Weather Takes Life Of 60-Year-Old," newspaper article, The Knoxville Journal, 26 February 1947, page 1. Copy obtained from Lawson McGhee Public Library, Periodicals Room, 500 W. Church Ave., Knoxville, TN, in response to a question addressed to Ask A librarian on its website.

    16. [S1859] Newspaper article, 30 Dec 2013.
      "Knox Man Found Frozen to Death," newspaper article, The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 26 February 1947, page 12. Copy obtained from Lawson McGhee Public Library, Periodicals Room, 500 W. Church Ave., Knoxville, TN, in response to a question addressed to Ask A Librarian on its website.