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 Jesse Elmer “Pinky” Botkin

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Jesse Elmer “Pinky” Botkin

  • Birth 20 Feb 1890 Atlanta, Logan County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 24 Mar 1968 Lincoln, Logan County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Atlanta, Logan County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 54727243

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


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  • Maintained by: Rita A Bomher
  • Originally Created by: Jupiter
  • Added: 9 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54727243
  • Rita A Bomher
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jesse Elmer “Pinky” Botkin (20 Feb 1890–24 Mar 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54727243, citing Atlanta Cemetery, Atlanta, Logan County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Rita A Bomher (contributor 47319873) .