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 Charles Wilkins, Jr

Charles Wilkins, Jr

Birth
Old Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England
Death 12 Mar 1896 (aged 68)
South Cottonwood, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot 04 013 0
Memorial ID 130646 · View Source
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Charles Wilkins was the first sexton of the South Cottonwood Cemetery - later named Murray City Cemetery.
He held this position for 20 years.
He dug the first grave in 1874.

Family records show birthplace as Bucklebury, Berks, England.

He migrated to the United States in 1861 on the ship Ellen. He made the voyage with his first wife, Elizabeth Drinkwater, who died crossing the plains.
Mother of Lillian Wilkins Weaverling

Married to Ury Welch
Children: Clarissa (Manwaring); Ury Harriet (Severson); Charles Albert; Heber Christopher; Nephi (Twin); Ely (Twin died at birth); Jesse; Charlotte Anne (Sherwood); William Henry; Mary Jane (Hanson); Rueben; Andrew; Stephen Job (died at 7 mo's); Lydia Louise (died at 16); & Nettie Luella (Randall)


He is in Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah - page 1247 , Our Pioneer Heritage - page 162, & many of the books written about Murray Utah history.



Inscription

CHARLES WILKINS
BORN DEC 2, 1827
DIED MAR 12, 1896

URY WILKINS
BORN MAY 5, 1842
DIED NOV 8, 1891


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  • Created by: Blaine & Elaine Berger
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 130646
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Wilkins, Jr (28 Dec 1827–12 Mar 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 130646, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Blaine & Elaine Berger (contributor 47012201) .