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William John Gilkerson

(Mar 16, 1864 - )
William John Gilkerson|b. Mar 16, 1864|p4709.htm|Walker Minor Gilkerson|b. Dec 26, 1817\nd. May 3, 1897|p4686.htm|Prudence Thayer Somers|b. Jul 20, 1826\nd. Dec 18, 1902|p4675.htm|John Gilkerson|b. May 8, 1770|p6291.htm|Elizabeth Minor||p6299.htm|Robert Somers|b. Apr 3, 1783\nd. bef. Jan 12, 1851|p5859.htm|Harriet A. Sheldon|b. c. 1789\nd. May 18, 1867|p5860.htm|
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     William John Gilkerson was born on Mar 16, 1864 in Québec.1,2,3,4 He was the son of Walker Minor Gilkerson and Prudence Thayer Somers. He was baptized on Apr 16, 1864 at the Congregational Church in Sherbrooke.1

     He appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Sherbrooke, North Ward, Sherbrooke, Québec in the household of his parents.4

     At the age of 29, William John married Edith Mahalia Avery, daughter of Edwin Avery and Emma Vincent, on Jun 20, 1893 at the Presbyterian Church in Sherbrooke. The ceremony was performed by William Shearer in the presence of the bride's sister, Fannie B. Avery, and J. Len Barrie.5,2

     William and Edith emigrated with their children Irene and Avery to the United States in 1900.2

     William and Edith appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, enumerated Apr 20, 1910, with their children Irene and Avery.2

     William and Edith appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, enumerated Jan 5, 1920, with their children Irene and Avery.3

Footnotes

  1. 1815-1879, District of Saint-Francis: From the Church Records of Sixteen Religious Denominations, Catholics Not Included, 6 volumes. Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada: La Société de Généalogie des Cantons de l'Est Inc, 1991. Births, 2 volumes.
  2. Minnesota. Hennepin County. 1910 U.S. Census, population schedule. Micropublication T624, roll 703. Washington: National Archives.
  3. Minnesota. Hennepin County. 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule. Micropublication T625, roll 835. Washington: National Archives.
  4. Quebec. District Sherbrooke (55). 1881 Canadian Census, population schedule. Micropublication C-13199 (FHL Film 1375835). Ottawa, Ontario: Library and Archives Canada.
  5. Simmons, Marlene. "Gilkerson et al." E-mail message from <e-mail address> at Sutton, Québec, Canada. 1 May 2000.
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