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Florence Emma CARROLL[1]

Female 1888 - 1967  (79 years)


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  • Name Florence Emma CARROLL 
    Born 4 Jan 1888  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 26 Jan 1920  Taliferro Township, Marshall County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Willie W. Wilkerson, age 50, born in Texas, both parents born in the US
      Florence E. Wilkerson, age 32, born in Arkansas, both parents born in Arkansas
      Unice P. Wilkerson, age 3 years and 6 months, born in Oklahoma William and Florence were living with their daughter, Eunice "Pansy", age 3 years and 6 months.
    Census 23 Apr 1930  Oakland, Marshall County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • William W. Wilson [Wilkerson], age 60, born in Texas, both parents born in Texas
      Florence M. Wilson [Wilkerson], age 42, born in Arkansas, both parents born in Arkansas
      Eunice Wilson [Wilkerson], age 14, born in Oklahoma
      Carl F. Wilson [Wilkerson], age 9, born in Oklahoma William and Florence were living with their children, Eunice, age 14, and Carl, age 9.
    Census 22 Apr 1940  Oakland, Marshall County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Florence Wilkerson, 53, AR, same house
      Pansy Wilkerson, daughter, 24, OK, same house, secretary
      Carl Wilkerson, son, 19, OK, same house
    Died 8 Feb 1967  [1
    Buried Oakland, Marshall County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Oakland Cemetery 
    Headstone - Florence Emma Carroll Wilkerson
    Headstone - Florence Emma Carroll Wilkerson
    Person ID I1449  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2014 

    Family William Walker WILKERSON,   b. Sep 1869, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1930  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 27 Jan 1912  Madill, Marshall County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
    +1. Eunice Pansy WILKERSON,   b. 6 Aug 1917, Marshall County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 2002  (Age 85 years)
    +2. Carl F. WILKERSON,   b. 12 Aug 1920, Oakland, Marshall County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1993, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F493  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jan 1888 - Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Jan 1912 - Madill, Marshall County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 26 Jan 1920 - Taliferro Township, Marshall County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 23 Apr 1930 - Oakland, Marshall County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 22 Apr 1940 - Oakland, Marshall County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Oakland Cemetery - - Oakland, Marshall County, Oklahoma
    Link to Google Earth
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     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • Florence, William Walker Wilkerson's second wife
      <http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?Wilkerson::ok>::
      24465.html
      June 8, 1933 The Daily Ardmoreite Ardmore, Carter County,
      Oklahoma
      Oakland Widow Earns Living
      With the Spartan courage characteristic of pioneer women of territorial
      days, disdaining aid from friends and civic organizations, MRS.
      FLORENCE E. WILKERSON of Oakland is content to work her small plot of
      ground, raise feed for her cows and chickens and tend a larger market
      garden in order to maintain her home and educate her children.

      When Mrs. Wilkerson was left a widow with two children a few years ago,
      the estate consisted of a small cottage in Oakland and a small plot of
      land. In order to appreciate her position, one must be familiar with
      the town of Oakland. At one time it was an active center, but when the
      Frisco railroad laid out Madill a mile away, Oakland began to wane that
      has continued until there is a little more than now the post office,
      one store, a high school building and several pioneers who prefer to
      remain on the spot they settled when the country was young.

      Mrs. Wilkerson lost no time after her husband’s death in laying plans
      for her family. Seeing the others were making a living selling
      vegetables, milk, butter and poultry, she decided that it was her job
      to do likewise. She cultivated this plot and sold vegetables and
      products from her small dairy and poultry yard in Madill. She found
      customers ready to take all she produced. Education of her son and
      daughter was a problem. She was determined that they should have the
      privilege she never had enjoyed. When her daughter, 18, finished grade
      school, she entered high school and graduated this year with high
      honors. Her son, 12, is now ready to enter high school. He does a man’s
      work in the stables and barns on the place.

      Some time ago, a plot of land adjoining her home “farm,” as she terms
      it, was offered at tax sale. She desired to purchase it and add to her
      “acres.” A man living at Madill decided that buying the lots himself
      and selling it back to the widow at a profit would be a good stroke of
      business. When the day of the sale arrived, the widow was there to
      offer a reasonable bid for the property, thinking that surely no one
      would try to prevent her from getting it. The Madill also began to bid
      with the result that the widow was compelled to raise considerably
      ante, however, she finally got the lots.

      Speaking of the incident recently, she said, “I have only $1.50 more to
      pay the county and the lots will be mine.”

      Mrs. Wilkerson makes several trips to Madill every week with products
      from her farm to sell to a line of steady customers. She makes the trip
      by horse and buggy. Recently she made extensive improvements to her
      home.

      Last winter well meaning friends in Madill decided that Mrs. Wilkerson
      was entitled to some of the Red Cross flour but when it was mentioned
      to her, she “blew up’ and told them that she was not an object of
      charity and was able to take care of herself and children. This
      committee had little to answer to her argument, but one day on arriving
      home, she found a sack of flour literally thrown into her lap and she
      could not very well refuse it. “I known everybody means well,” she
      said, “they are very kind and considerate, but that is the first and
      last charity gift I will ever receive as long as I am able to walk and
      work and from the general state of my health, I think I will be able to
      go for a number of years before retiring from my garden patch, my dairy
      and poultry yard.”

      How she does all this, keeping six cows, a horse, a flock of chickens
      and two or three hogs on such a small plot of ground is a subject for
      some of the larger farmers and ranchers to study. Many of them owe
      taxes and are due to pay heavy interest. Mrs. Wilkerson has neither of
      these worries to contend with; she owes nothing and declares she will
      conduct her business along these lines as long as she is able to work.

  • Sources 
    1. [S301] Oklahoma, Marshall, Madill - online cemetery listings, Entry for Florence Emma C. Wilkerson (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1527] Oklahoma, Marshall - 1920 - William Walker Wilkerson.
      {Willie W. Wilkerson, age 50, born in Texas, both parents born in the US
      Florence E. Wilkerson, age 32, born in Arkansas, both parents born in Arkansas
      Unice P. Wilkerson, age 3 years and 6 months, born in Oklahoma}

    3. [S1528] Oklahoma, Marshall - 1930 - William Walker Wilkerson.
      {William W. Wilson [Wilkerson], age 60, born in Texas, both parents born in Texas
      Florence M. Wilson [Wilkerson], age 42, born in Arkansas, both parents born in Arkansas
      Eunice Wilson [Wilkerson], age 14, born in Oklahoma
      Carl F. Wilson [Wilkerson], age 9, born in Oklahoma}

    4. [S3768] Oklahoma, Marshall - 1940 - roll 3311, Oakland; 48-6; page 4B; household #81; Florence Wilkerson household; viewed; 4 July 2014.

      Details:
      Florence Wilkerson, 53, AR, same house
      Pansy Wilkerson, daughter, 24, OK, same house, secretary
      Carl Wilkerson, son, 19, OK, same house

    5. [S302] Oklahoma, Marshall - US Gen Web Marriage Records, Entry for William W. Wilkerson & Florence Carroll (Reliability: 2).
      ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ok/marshall/vitals/marriage/1907groo.txt; volume 1, page 552.


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