A. Hardie Pilkinton

A. Hardie Pilkinton

North Carolina, USA
Death 7 Aug 1971 (aged 81)
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 24205160 · View Source
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Hardie Pilkington was a true family man. He eloped with Nettie Carter Pilkington on April 4,1914. He saw her walking down a dirt road without shoes and sock and decided that she was the woman he wanted to marry.

The father of my grandmother did not approve because he was not educated enough to marry her. They ran away and traveled with the circus which lasted for seven years.

They settled in Kannapolis NC and raised four children.
Melvin Pilkington
Virgina Leona Pilkington Smith
Naomi Gray Pilkington Deal Morgan
Hardie Pilkington Jr

My grandparents were married over sixty years before he passed away. They had one of the first cars in Kannapolis, and one of the first telephones which number was 22. Seems he managed well in providing for his family. He was close to his grandchildren and we miss him and still talk about him to this day. Not much is known of his family other than him saying his grand mother was the meanest woman that ever lived.

He died crossing the road on a busy high way when a cab hit him. I was there that day in North Carolina, and wanted to go with him, and he told me no. He went to get gas for the lawn mower. Even at 80 he was still very active.

He loved his fruit tress he kept in th back of his house and he puttered with appliances to fix around the neighborhood. He loved to watch wreseling and he would watch it on a regular basis. We took many long walks together gathering berries and apples. He was a man that thought very strongly of education. He was a man that went to church every Sunday. He was a man that would stop anyone and talk, he was a lover of life and so he enjoyed his eighty some years here on earth, and I believe that he was ready when his time came to go.

I think I need to add that his name was in fact Steven, he added the A on all of his personal papers as he did not like his initials to be S H Pilkinton.

North Carolina death certificate:
A. Hardie Pilkinton
Date of death: 7 Aug 1971
Place of death: Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC
Date of birth: 24 Oct 1887
Place of birth: NC
Father's name: James Pilkinton
Mother maiden name: Zelphil Lawhorn
Wife's name: Nettie Carter
Residence: Kannapolis, Cabarrus Co., NC


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  • Added: 27 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24205160
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for A. Hardie Pilkinton (24 Oct 1889–7 Aug 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24205160, citing Carolina Memorial Park, Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by AMMNY (contributor 46839179) .