Date of Death: 6 Jan 1923
Subject: J. H. Wilkerson
Source: Savannah Reporter, Jan 1923

J. H. Wilkerson passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edna Harding, in Miami, Florida, Saturday, January 6. Mr. Wilkerson and his wife, who live at Rosendale, left December 4, last, and motored to Miami, Florida, for a visit with his daughter and were on the road nine days.

Mr. Wilkerson was born in Clinton county, Ohio, February 24, 1847 and came from that county in 1865 and settled on a place south of Savannah. On March 26, 1875, he was married to Lettie J. Petree and to this union five children were born: Mrs. W. S. Swartz of Savannah, Clyde Wilkerson of Rosendale, Mrs. Edna Harding of Miami, Florida, Mrs. C.A. Faires of Rosendale and Miss Irene Wilkerson of Savannah. On August 2, 1916, his wife died and a few years ago he was again married to Mrs. S. L. Reece of Rosendale.

Mr. Wilkerson leaves his wife, five children, five brothers, John W. of Mt. Ayre [sic], Iowa, Vincent, Albert, Sanford and Thomas of Union Star and four sisters: Mrs. John Farrel of Union Star, Mrs. James Bellis of St. Joseph, Mrs. John Osborn of Avenue City, and Mrs. J. Q. Wells of Rochester.

In September, 1916, he united with the church at a tent meeting held by Rev. Snodgrass and Rev. Chapman at Fairview. When he was twenty years old, he began teaching school and was superintendent of the Rosendale school for several years and he has taught many schools over the county. In November 2, 1880, he was elected county assessor for one term and in 1884 he was elected county school commissioner of Andrew county and served two terms. He was justice of the peace for many years.

The body arrived yesterday evening and arrangements for the funeral and burial will be made this morning.