Benjamin Franklin Wilkins

Male30 November 1864–30 January 1937

Brief Life History of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Wilkins was born on 30 November 1864, in Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States, his father, Hugh Bonar Wilkins Sr., was 80 and his mother, Elizabeth Francis Simons, was 37. He married Mary Cornelia Wells on 25 January 1888, in Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Caseyville, Union, Kentucky, United States in 1910 and Todd, Kentucky, United States in 1920. He died on 30 January 1937, in Gordonsville, Logan, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Bennett Cemetery, Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States.

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Benjamin Franklin Wilkins
Mary Cornelia Wells
Marriage: 25 January 1888
Onie Lee Wilkins
Benjamin Winfield Wilkins
Nannie Cornelia Wilkins
Samuel Monroe Wilkins

Sources (17)

  • Bengman F Wilkins in household of Bengie W Wilkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • B F Wilkins, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Benjamin Franklin Wilkins, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1963"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 January 1888Elkton, Todd, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    1865 · The Assassination of a President

    Age 1

    "While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."


    Age 22

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English (West Midlands and southern England): variant of Wilkin , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    North German and Dutch: variant of Wilkens .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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