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Jesse Elmer "Pinky" Botkin
Birth: Feb. 20, 1890
Logan County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 24, 1968
Logan County
Illinois, USA

Jesse E. Botkin, 78, a lifetime resident of Atlanta, died at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln. He had been a patient for a week.

His funeral was at the Christian Church, the Rev. James Shockney officiating.

He was born Feb. 20, 1890, at Atlanta, a son of Abraham Lincoln and Georgia Jones Botkin. He married Wavie Rench June 8, 1926, in Bloomington.

Surviving are his wife; a son, Dick, Chicago; three grandchildren; and a brother, Oliver, Pomona, Calif. A brother, a sister, a half-brother and a half-sister preceded him in death.

Mr. Botkin was a member of the Christian Church and Royal Neighbors of American Lodge, and a charter member of the Atlanta American Legion Post.


Married in a double ceremony with Wavie's cousin Nellie Crutchley and Robert Harkreader on 08 Jun 1926 in Eureka,IL.

He received his nickname from the pink suit he started school in as a child.


Served in World War 1 PFC US Army


He worked at Hawes Hardware store in Atlanta, IL, then he worked at the State School in Lincoln, IL.


Taught me how to twiddley my thumbs


Family links: 
  Abraham Lincoln Botkin (1854 - 1890)
  Georgia Ann Jones Houghtling (1863 - 1941)
  Wavie Madeline Rench Botkin (1898 - 1984)
  Richard Allan Botkin (1934 - 1995)*
  Claude Oran Botkin (1888 - 1975)*
  MaBelle Botkin Koehler (1888 - 1964)*
  Jesse Elmer Botkin (1890 - 1968)
  Oliver Thomas Botkin (1891 - 1970)*
  Cecil Marie Houghtling Leach (1892 - 1922)**
  William Ernest Houghtling (1895 - 1942)**
  Everett Houghtling (1899 - ____)**
*Calculated relationship
Atlanta Cemetery
Logan County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Jul 09, 2010
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