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Robert Henry Pilkington, Sr
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Birth: Oct. 12, 1869
Death: Jan. 13, 1937



Robert H. Pilkington, Sr., 67, well known retired miner. of 4707A Walter street, dropped dead at 2:30 yesterday afternoon in the first block of North Forty-seventh street while he was walking to the store.

Death was due to a heart stroke, according to relatives, who stated he was under the care of a physician for two years, but that he did not complain of feeling ill recently.

Mrs. John Hoffman, of 4701 West Main street, who saw Pilkington lying in the street, called an ambulance, which took him to St. Elizabeth's hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Pilkington, who retired two years ago, worked last as the St. Louis & O'Fallon Coal Company mine.

A son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Pilkington, natives of Liverpool, England, Pilkington was born in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, Oct. 12, 1869.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mathilda Petterson Pilkington, whom he married in 1919. He is also survived by a daughter, Miss Anna Mae, a student at the Township High School, and two sons by his first marriage, Harry Pilkington, 500 South High Street, associated with the sales department of the Consolidated Coal Company, St. Louis, and Robert Pilkington, Jr., 105 East D. street, a molder at the East St. Louis Castings Company.

Two brothers and three sisters survive. They are: Thomas and William Pilkington, of Beckley, W. Va.; Mrs. Elizabeth Maffett and Mrs. Alice Hagen, of Canonsburg, Pa., and Mrs. Ada Fleck of Beckley, W. Va.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Saturday afternoon at the Pate Gaerdner funeral home. Rev. C. R. Hempel, pastor of Christ Evangelical Church, will officiate. Interment will be made in Walnut Hill Cemetery.

Pilkington was a member of Local No. 8 Progressive Miners of America.

-Belleville Daily Advocate
Family links: 
  Thomas Pilkington (1841 - 1903)
  Elizabeth Trippier Pilkington (1842 - 1911)
  Lena Gantner Pilkington (1876 - 1959)
  Mathilda Patterson Pilkington (1883 - 1959)*
  Harry Kay Pilkington (1897 - 1940)*
  Robert Henry Pilkington (1900 - 1958)*
  Anna Mae Pilkington Fickinger (1921 - 1993)*
  Martha Pilkington Burton (1863 - 1930)*
  Alice Pilkington Hagan (1865 - 1944)*
  Hannah Pilkington Hartshorne (1867 - 1933)*
  Robert Henry Pilkington (1869 - 1937)
  William Thomas Pilkington (1874 - 1948)*
  Jonathan Charles Pilkington (1875 - 1934)*
  Mary Etta Pilkington Croyle (1877 - 1925)*
  Ada Belle Pilkington Fleck (1878 - 1953)*
  Bessie Edith Pilkington Maffet (1880 - 1939)*
  Bertha Maud Pilkington Klett (1882 - 1914)*
  Thomas Milton Pilkington (1885 - 1947)*
*Calculated relationship
Walnut Hill Cemetery
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Grave Hound
Record added: Jan 08, 2007
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Robert Henry Pilkington, Sr
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