Wilkins, Alonzo Erastus
Age: 0, credited to Middlebury, VT
Unit(s): 38th WI INF
Service: enl 3/24/64, Pvt, Co. B, 38th WI INF, m/o 5/17/65
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Birth: 12/18/1848, Montgomery, VT
Burial: Parfreyville Cemetery, Parfreyville, WI
Marker/Plot: Lot 51
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jim Waid
Findagrave Memorial #: 70646350
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/17/1890, widow Frances, 10/2/1916, WI, + minor child, 5/11/1908
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Parfreyville Cemetery, Parfreyville, WI
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Alonzo E. Wilkins was born in Vermont, Dec. 18th, 1848. He came to this state with his parents when about five years of age settling at Parfreyville, Waupaca County. His parents dying when he was about seven years of age, he made his home with friends in this vicinity until 1864 when he enlisted and entered the army where he was taken prisoner and imprisoned both at Libby and Andersonville, where he was confined for eight months.
He was married to Ellen Barnhart in 1871. Two children were born to them. Martin, who died in Idaho about two years ago, and Mrs. [Nettie] Oscar Smith of Dayton. His wife dying in 1875, he was married to Lillie Barwell in 1881, and to this union were three children, only one now living, Mrs. Verne Hebard of Parfreyville. His wife died in 1891. He married Mrs. Frank Baker of West Lind in 1893. She with their three children, Mildred, Gladys and Eleanor, survive him.
He was accidentally kicked by a horse in the abdomen on Monday from the effects of which he died on Wednesday, April 22nd. He was a man well known and respected by a wide circle of friends, as attested by the many different offices conferred upon him by the people, and his loss will be deeply felt in this community.
A large concourse of friends attended the last rites. Rev. Allen officiated, assisted by Rev. W.D. Cornell of Chicago, a former pastor of this place. The sorrowing family have the heartfelt sympathy of the community.
Source: Waupaca Republican, Waupaca, Wisconsin, April 30, 1908.
Transcribed by Joann Geybels.