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Bedford Ernest Wilkinson
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Birth: Mar. 27, 1888
Kellogg
St. Charles Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Apr. 15, 1952
Overland
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA

The son of James M. Wilkinson, Sr. and Emma Leighton, Bedford married his widowed sister-in-law, Mrs. Mary Lee (nee Hill) Wilkinson on 14 Jul 1920 in Clayton, St. Louis County, Missouri.

She had been married to Bedford's brother, James M. Wilkinson, Jr., who died sometime between 1912 and 1920. They were the parents of 2 daughters, Bernice and Emily Wilkinson, who were Bedford's nieces and his step-daughters.

Bedford worked with tools much of his life. He was a tool sharpener, a carpenter and also worked as a salesman in a hardware store.

Mary worked as a dressmaker and stayed in the sewing field for many years. She worked as a cutter for a time.

Bedford and Mary were the parents of at least 2 children.

Bedford was paralyzed for the last 20 years of his life. As a result, he developed pneumonia at the beginning of April 1952 and died on the 15th of that month. At the time of his death, he was 64 years and 19 days old.

Bedford was buried on 17 Apr 1952 and was survived by his wife. Mary passed away in 1967.

Known children: 2 step-daughters/nieces, 1 son, 1 daughter.

Father of:
James M. Wilkinson
Colleen M. Wilkinson

Step-father/uncle of:
Bernice Vivian Wilkinson Walker Hays
Emily Wilkinson
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Lee Hill Wilkinson (1889 - 1967)
 
Inscription:
HUSBAND & FATHER
 
Note: Bedford and his wife are buried near each other, but not side-by-side. Their graves are separated by a cemetery road.
 
Burial:
Fee Fee Cemetery
Bridgeton
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Lynn
Record added: Apr 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51413045
Bedford Ernest Wilkinson
Added by: Lynn
 
Bedford Ernest Wilkinson
Added by: Lynn
 
Bedford Ernest Wilkinson
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