Charles William Wilkinson

1813–29 January 1880 (Age 67)
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Charles William

When Charles William Wilkinson was born in 1813, in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Moses Wilkinson, was 38 and his mother, Ann Bailey, was 27. He married Sarah Ann Mercer on 31 March 1834, in Shipley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He immigrated to Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1862 and lived in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland in 1816 and Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 29 January 1880, in Hoytsville, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Hoytsville Cemetery, Hoytsville, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles William Wilkinson
Sarah Ann Mercer
Marriage: 31 March 1834
William Charles Wilkinson
Moses Wilkinson Sr
Sarah Alice Wilkinson
Mary Wilkinson
John Mormon Wilkinson
Martha Ann Wilkinson
Joseph Wilkinson
Sarah Wilkinson
Emma Jane Wilkinson
Samuel Wilkinson
Elizabeth Ann Wilkinson
Sarah Ann Wilkinson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 March 1834Shipley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


    +7 More Children

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    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1813 · The Court of Session Act 1813
    Age 0
    The United Kingdom Parliament helped Scotland by creating the divisions necessary for better construction of their judiciary system. The Act was later repealed by the Court of Session Act 1988.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 6
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 19
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic (‘son of Wilkin’) from Wilkin . Compare Wilkerson .

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

    Possible Related Names


    Story Highlight

    From Bradford to Hoytsville

    Charles William Wilkinson married Sarah Ann Mercer and started a family in the town of Bradford. Bradford was in the center of the manufacturing districts and most people in the town were employed in …

    Sources (38)

    • Charles Wilkinson in entry for Elizabeth A Wilkinson, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
    • Charles Wilkinson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Charles in entry for Moses Wilkinson and Sarah A. Butterworth, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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