Posted By: Clay County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 1/15/2011 at 07:58:18
Wilkinson, R. H., jeweler, was born in Canada, Feb. 29th, 1864. He lived there until twelve years, and attended school a good portion of the time. He then went to Chicago, where, all told he spent about eight years. For three years he was a resident of Texas. During his residence in Chicago he learned the jeweler's trade and has since followed the vocation. Mr. Wilkinson is a thorough jeweler, and understands his business in all its minuties. He has a very fine line of watches, chains, and other jewelry; also a large and handsome assortment of silverware which for beauty and design are unexcelled. His prices are so uniformly low that it is almost impossible to resist the temptation to purchase. His display dazzles the eye, pleases the fancy and attracts the purchasers. In his repairing department he has all the necessary tools to do the very best of repairing and guarantees his work to be first class. Although a comparative new comer he has forged ahead and by close attention has a good and growing trade. He was married in 1887 to Miss Hattie H. Gedge. They have one child, Reginald.
Source: A History of Clay County, by W. C. Gilbreath, 1889.
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