Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Wilkersons in:
 • Memorial Park Cemetery
 • Memphis
 • Shelby County
 • Tennessee
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Robert Lee "Granddaddy" Wilkerson, Sr
Birth: Jul. 10, 1879
Independence
Tate County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Nov. 14, 1957
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA

ROBERT LEE WILKERSON, SR.
Rites Today For Retired
I.C. Employee Who Was 78

Services for Robert Lee Wilkerson Sr. of 2342 Raleigh-Frayser Road, a retired Illinois Central employe, will be held at 2:30 this afternoon at National Funeral Home. The Rev. Russell Duffer will officiate and burial will be in Memorial Park.
Mr. Wilkerson, who was 78, died at 2:57 a.m. yesterday at St. Joseph Hospital. (Heart Attack)
Born in Independence, Miss., Mr. Wilkerson came to Memphis as a young man. He was employed by the railroad as a section foreman in 1908 and retired as car inspector in 1943. Mr. Wilkerson was a former member of the Woodmen of the World and an active member of Ardmore Baptist Church.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Minnie McIntosh Wilkerson; five daughters, two sons, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
__________
1880 Tate County Mississippi Census:
Household Gender Age
parent N. J. Wilkerson M 53
parent Frances Wilkerson F 36
William Wilkerson M 15
Ater Wilkerson F 4
Robert L. Wilkerson M 1*
__________
1920 Shelby Co., TN Census
name: R L Wilkerson
residence: Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee
estimated birth year: 1878
age: 42
birthplace: Mississippi
relationship to head of household: Self
gender: Male
race: White
marital status: Married
father's birthplace: Mississippi
mother's birthplace: Kentucky
Household Gender Age
R L Wilkerson M 42y
spouse Minnie Wilkerson F 31y
child Edna Wilkerson F 9y
child Leona Wilkerson F 7y
child Gracie Wilkerson F 3y
Lee Mcintosh M 33y
__________
1930 Shelby County, Memphis, TN census
Household Gender Age
Robert Lee Wilkerson M 51*
spouse Minnie Wilkerson F 41
child Leona Wilkerson F 18
child Grace Wilkerson F 12
child Robert Wilkerson M 9
child Nadine Wilkerson F 6
child Martha Wilkerson F 4
child Roy Wilkerson M 3 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Nathaniel Jackson Wilkerson (1826 - 1880)
  Frances Ann Elizabeth Hale Wilkerson (1845 - 1900)
 
 Spouse:
  Minnie Frances McIntosh Wilkerson (1889 - 1970)
 
 Children:
  Edna Louise Wilkerson McElveen (1911 - 1995)*
  Lily Leona Wilkerson Powers (1913 - 1993)*
  Daniel Wilkerson (1916 - 1916)*
  Laura Grace Wilkerson Reed (1917 - 1988)*
  Robert Lee Wilkerson (1920 - 1974)*
  Frances Nadine Wilkerson Michalchuk (1923 - 2011)*
  Martha Madeline Wilkerson Kelly (1925 - 1997)*
  Roy Melvin Wilkerson (1927 - 1971)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sina E Wilkerson Hale (1852 - 1911)**
  John M Wilkerson (1854 - 1920)**
  Mary Jane Wilkerson Goforth (1855 - 1950)**
  William Thomas Wilkerson (1864 - 1936)*
  Robert Lee Wilkerson (1879 - 1957)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Together Forever
 
Burial:
Memorial Park Cemetery
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 35.11157, -89.87623
 
Created by: Dennis Ison
Record added: Oct 28, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6885025
Robert Lee Granddaddy Wilkerson, Sr
Added by: Dennis Ison
 
Robert Lee Granddaddy Wilkerson, Sr
Added by: Dennis Ison
 
Robert Lee Granddaddy Wilkerson, Sr
Added by: Dennis Ison
 
 
There are 5 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- crabtree hot springs
 Added: Mar. 30, 2013

- Dennis Ison
 Added: Feb. 26, 2013

- James Wade Bishop
 Added: Sep. 16, 2012
There are 3 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
 
This page is sponsored by: Dennis Ison

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service