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 Calvin Wilkie

Calvin Wilkie

Jefferson County, New York, USA
Death 20 Mar 1884 (aged 72)
DeKalb County, Illinois, USA
Burial Aurora, Kane County, Illinois, USA
Plot Sec. 3, Block 4, L338
Memorial ID 59004381 · View Source
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Calvin Wilkie was born in Jefferson County, New York, son of Matthew and Phebe Smith Wilkie. Most of Matthew and Phebe's children migrated to Kane and DeKalb counties in Illinois, following Calvin's Sister, Roxey Wilkie Newman, and her husband Joseph D. Newman (both buried in West Aurora Cemetery). He married Sarah Graham in Berlin, Hartford County, Connecticut. They moved to DeKalb County, Illinois in the early 1840s with their oldest three children.

Calvin enlisted in Co. C of the 17th Illinois US Cavalry at age 45. He was 5'3", had light hair, blue eyes, light complexion, was a farmer, and was born in New York. He joined on 11 October 1863 in DeKalb County, Illinois by J. D. Butts for a period of 3 years. He mustered in 22 January 1864 in St. Charles, Illinois. He was placed on detached service at Soldiers Home in St. Louis, Missouri. There was no discharge given.

Calvin died 20 March 1884, and had the two following death notices:

Aurora Beacon News, Saturday 22 March 1884:

-- Mr. Calvin Wilkie, of this city, died suddenly Thursday morning, in the vicinity of Waterman, from apoplexy. He was for many years a farmer, living two or three miles northwest of Waterman, but removed to Aurora nine or ten years ago, locating on South Lake street, and until last fall was engaged in peddling, either for Mr. Ryan or Hurd & Co. He went to Waterman Monday in the company with Alexander Hinds, to look after the renting of his farm. Thursday morning they went out to his farm and having completed their business started back to town through the fields, but had proceeded only a short distance when Mr. Wilkie dropped dead. The remains were brought to this city yesterday morning, and the funeral, it is expected, will be deferred until today (Saturday) afternoon, to enable one of the sons to get here from Iowa. Mr. Wilkie was about 79 years of age, and leaves a wife and sever sons and daughters of mature years.

Waterman Section of Aurora Beacon News, Saturday 22 March 1884:

Mr. Wilkie, the tin peddler, of Aurora, came to Waterman this week, with a nephew, Mr. Hinds, to look after some property about three miles north of town. Thursday morning, while walking across a cornfield, toward town, he fell, stricken with appoplexy [sic] and died almost immediately in the presence of Mr. Hinds.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Calvin Wilkie (22 Jan 1812–20 Mar 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59004381, citing West Aurora Cemetery, Aurora, Kane County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Katherine Cullen King (contributor 46973355) .