Temperance Abigail Jones

21 October 1853–14 June 1946 (Age 92)
Salem, Marion, Illinois, United States

The Life of Temperance Abigail

When Temperance Abigail Jones was born on 21 October 1853, in Salem, Marion, Illinois, United States, her father, Dennis Garrison Jones, was 25 and her mother, Rebecca Ann Farris, was 19. She married John Edward Wilkinson on 1 July 1869, in Marion, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Meacham Township, Marion, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. She died on 14 June 1946, in Kankakee, Kankakee, Illinois, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Kinmundy, Marion, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Edward Wilkinson
1848–1920
Temperance Abigail Jones
1853–1946
Marriage: 1 July 1869
Denver Edgar Wilkinson
1870–1954
Bertha Wilkinson
1873–1927
Eldorus Wilkinson
1875–1957
Charles R Wilkinson
1877–1953
Ada E Wilkinson
1880–1965
William Edward Wilkinson
1881–1937
Dolph Wilkinson
1884–1913
Ellis Augustus Wilkinson
1886–1968
Percy Anson Wilkinson
1888–1943
Roy Clarence Wilkinson
1890–1973

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 July 1869
Marion, Illinois, United States
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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 3

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1863

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 28

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) ( see John ). The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. In North America this name has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Temperence Wilkinson in household of Edward Wilkinson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Temperance A Wilkinson in household of John Wilkinson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Temperance A Wilkinson in household of John E Wilkinson, "United States Census, 1910"

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