November 20, 1924
OBITUARY ~ MELINDA J. (DAVIS) WILKINSON
Melinda J. Davis was born January 14, 1836 in Warren County, Ill. On August 25, 1853 she was married to John Wilkinson. In March 1873 they moved to Ringgold Co. and resided near old Polen until March 1, 1900 when they moved to Clearfield, Iowa where they have since resided. John Wilkinson was a soldier in the Civil War and died in Clearfield April 2, 1903. In the early morning of March 25, she died at the age of 87 years, 2 months and 11 days.
She leaves two sons and four daughters, fifteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The children are: Mrs. Mary Everly, Mrs. Martha Beatty, Mrs. Lydia Wilkinson, Mrs. Lou Reese, H. R. Wilkinson and W.M. Wilkinson. The great grandchildren are the children of 2 daughters of Mrs. Reese who live in Texline, Texas.
The funeral services were held at the church at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Mar. 27 and were largely attended. Her pastor, Rev. Calkins conducted the service, assisted by Pastor Purdy of the Christian Church. Interment was in the Clearfield Cemetery.
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, December of 2011
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