Dr John Edward Wilkinson

Dr John Edward Wilkinson

Birth
Autauga County, Alabama, USA
Death 28 Sep 1932 (aged 85)
Autaugaville, Autauga County, Alabama, USA
Burial Prattville, Autauga County, Alabama, USA
Plot 1532
Memorial ID 13663657 · View Source
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John Edward Wilkinson, second son of Col. Joseph Brady Wilkinson and the former Miss Elizabeth Ann Nicholson, was born on the family plantation on the 31st of July 1847. He was educated at the local Autauga Academy until he enlisted in the Confederate Army at the age of fourteen, as a scout. He served throughout the war in Company A, 8th Alabama Cavalry.

After the war, John returned to school and graduated from Maryville College in Tennessee in 1869. He then entered Tulane University to study medicine; graduating in 1871. Dr. Wilkinson started his practice in the Boiling Springs area of Wilcox County; where he met and later married Miss Mary Eugenia Gaston, daughter of David Finis Gaston and the former Miss Mary Fluker, on January 10th 1872.

John and Eugenia Wilkinson would have the following known children:
David Leonidas (1872-1962)
Lena Alberta (1874-1959)
Joseph Brady (1876-1878)
John Edward, Jr. (1878-1963)
Eugenia Elizabeth (1883-1964)

In 1880, Dr. Wilkinson moved his practice to Plattsville and opened a drug store; which continued in business for the next 72 years. Dr. Wilkinson never really retired and delivered babies in his 80's. He departed this life on the 28th 0f September 1932 at the age of 85.






Inscription

John Edward Wilkinson M.D.
Commander 1 ALA DIV UCV
Life Counselor MED ASSN of ALA
July 31, 1847
Sept. 28, 1932


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  • Originally Created by: Cemetery Walker
  • Added: 19 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13663657
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr John Edward Wilkinson (31 Jul 1847–28 Sep 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13663657, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Prattville, Autauga County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by GMG (contributor 47391530) .