Mary Jane Wilkie

1860–1936 (Age 75)
Rutherford, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

Mary Jane Wilkie was born on 2 October 1860, in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States. She married William Fletcher Pryor Sr on 26 August 1894, in Cherokee, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Rusk, Cherokee, Texas, United States in 1910. She died on 8 August 1936, in Edneyville Township, Henderson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Bearwallow Cemetery, Gerton, Henderson, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mary Jane Wilkie
William Fletcher Pryor Sr
Marriage: 26 August 1894
Mary Alice Pryor
Lillian Katherine Jewel Pryor

Spouse & Children

26 August 1894
Cherokee, Texas, United States


World Events (8)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 1

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 21

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: from a medieval pet form of the personal name William .2 Altered spelling of German Wilke , written thus to preserve the final syllable.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary Pryor in household of Wm F Pryor, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Jane Wilkie in entry for William Allison Pryor, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"
  • Mollie Jones in entry for F G Lillie Roberts, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"

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