Orson Wilkins

Brief Life History of Orson

When Orson Wilkins was born on 19 October 1871, in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States, his father, James Wilson Wilkins, was 51 and his mother, Lucinda Mangum, was 17. He married Leona Lund on 25 September 1901, in Nutrioso, Apache, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Supervisorial District 2, Apache, Arizona, United States in 1940 and World in 1940. He died on 18 September 1953, in Eagar, Apache, Arizona, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Nutrioso Cemetery, Nutrioso, Apache, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orson Wilkins
Leona Lund
Marriage: 25 September 1901
Lloyd Orson Wilkins
Leona Wilkins
George Doyle Wilkins
Delora May Wilkins
Annie Wilkins Hale
Ruby Wilkins
James Wallace Wilkins
Ireane Wilkins
Hilda Mary Wilkins
Byron Wilkins
Chester Wilkins

Sources (81)

  • Orson Wilkins, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Orson Wilkins, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"
  • Orson Wilkins, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.


Historical Boundaries 1875: Yavapai, Arizona Territory, United States 1879: Apache, Arizona Territory, United States 1912: Apache, Arizona, United States

1894 · The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed.

The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed. - A precursor society to FamilySearch, the GSU was organized on November 13,1894, in the Church Historian's Office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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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ORSON WILKINS (The Life of Orson Wilkins as told by him to Genevieve Phelps Wilkins)

Orson Wilkins, known to most people as Uncle Orson, was born in Kanab, Cain co., Utah, 19 Oct. 1871. Kanab is the southern part of Utah. He was the oldest child of James Wilson Wilkins and Lucinda …

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