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Elmer Wilkerson

Elmer Wilkerson
b. 26 September 1906, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, to Hall Jackson and Martha (Childress) Wilkerson
d. 13 March 1964, Downey, Los Angeles County, California

m. 1 May 1926, Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana
Margaret Bell Slack
b. 21 August 1907, Indiana
d. 22 April 1995, Los Angeles County, California

Children with Margaret Bell Slack:
• Charles Richard (1928-1928)
• Phyllis Jean (b. 1930) married Walter E. Carney
• Ronald Jackson (b. 1933) married Kaye [–?–]
• Robert Neal (1936-bef. 2004) married Angie [–?–]
• Judith Ann (b. 1939) married (1) Roland Boyd, (2) Jack Daggett

Elmer moved to California sometime in the late 1940’s or early 1950’s. He was in real estate in California and only returned to Indiana a few times to visit before his death in 1964.

Submitted by:
Shirley Richison Fields
Avon IN
E-mail: richison@indy.rr.com

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Hall Jackson Wilkerson

Hall Jackson Wilkerson
b. 26 December 1860, Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee to John and Mary Ann (Branham) Wilkerson
d. 26 December 1934, Knightstown, Henry, Indiana
bur. Glen Cove Cemetery, Knightstown, Henry, Indiana

Hall Wilkerson and Martha Childress gravestone

Hall Wilkerson and Martha Childress gravestone

m/1. about May 1856, Tennessee
Cathrine [–?–]

m/2. 29 July 1904, Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee
Martha Florentha “Flora” Childress
b. 17 October 1880, Bearden, Knox, Tennessee, to Elisha Pharoh and Susannah Jane (Weaver) Childress
d. 27 February 1965, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
bur. Glen Cove Cemetery, Knightstown, Henry, Indiana

Martha Florentha Childress m/2.
Ira Lester Johnson
d. 5 May 1963, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana

Children with Cathrine [–?–]:

  • John Michael Edward (1881-1916) married Cora May Swatzell
  • Rev. Rufus Hall (1882-1965) married Julia Privett
  • Charles (1889-1946) married Bertha Wallace
  • Laura/Larie Jane (1891-1921) married Carl O. Sharp

Children with Martha Florentha Childress:

  • Elmer (1906-1964) married Margaret Bell Slack
  • Zella Beatrice (1908-1992) married (1) Ophir Orlo Richison, (2) Delbert Albert Smith, (3) Forester Rosenbarger
  • Ethel Samantha (1912-2000) married Lyle Forrest Rozzell
  • Everett Elisha (1915-1968) married May Beatrice Michael

Hall Jackson and Flora moved to Indiana from Tennessee shortly after their marriage in 1904. He was about 20 years older than his new bride and had grown children just slightly younger than Martha. Several of the children from his first marriage moved to Indiana as well.

During the early years of their marriage Hall and Flora lived in Muncie and Progress in Delaware County, Indiana. Later they moved to Knightstown, Henry County, Indiana, and their children graduated from high school there.

While in Delaware County, Hall worked at the Kitselman Wire Mill, but when they moved to Henry County, some of his children remember him making home-made candies, apparently to sell. Flora took in washing and did housework for others to help support the family and continued doing such work to support herself after Hall’s death. Hall and Flora raised their children in a strict Baptist home, but Hall was also said to be a drinker. Flora did not remarry until many years after Hall’s death. She and her second husband lived in Indianapolis until Ira’s death just a couple of years before Flora’s. Ira was buried in Vincennes with his first wife and Flora is buried with Hall in Knightstown where they spent most of their years together.

Submitted by:
Shirley Richison Fields
Avon IN
E-mail: richison@me.com

Patrick E Woods

Patrick E Woods
b. 10 January 1822, Gibson County, Indiana, to John Woods
d. 1 December 1804, Richland County, Illinois

m. 4 June 1846, Gibson County, Indiana
Mary J. Hawkins
b. 20 June 1829, Indiana
d. 8 April 1914, Clay County, Illinois

Children with Mary J. Hawkins:

  • Eliza
  • Zachariah
  • Malinda married [–?–] Stanley
  • Benjamin
  • Elizah
  • Annie married [–?–] Pohoroff
  • William
  • Mary married [–?–] Slack
  • Martha married [–?–] Jackson
  • Sarah married [–?–] Breedlove
  • Rachel marrid [–?–] Carter

Patrick emigrated from Indiana in 1852 to Jasper County, Illinois.

Submitted by:
Randall M. Grove
Dix IL

Horatio M Slack

Horatio M Slack
b. 24 December 1814, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to James and Sarah (Simpson) Slack
d. 5 February 1847, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

m. 3 September 1837, Delaware County, Indiana
Susan Saxton
b. about 1818, Indiana
d. 13 October 1867, Buffalo, New York

Children with Susan Saxton:

  • Theodore Simpson
  • Louisa Vance
  • Adnah H.

Horatio immigrated to Delaware County, Indiana, from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in 1837; and then emigrated from Indiana to Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, about 1846. Susan later moved to Buffalo, New York. Children, Theodore and Louisa, lived with paternal relatives in Huntington County, Indiana, following the deaths of their parents.

Submitted by:
Dawne Slater-Putt
Huntertown IN
E-mail: dslaterput@aol.com

Nellie Mae Drake

Nellie Mae Drake
b. 6 January 1894, Huntington County, Indiana, to William Tell and Elizabeth Theodosia (Slack) Drake
d. 27 June 1972, Springfield, Ohio

m. 10 September 1913, Chicago, Illinois
Arthur William Baker
b. 11 November 1888, London, England
d. 11 May 1965, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Children with Arthur William Baker:

  • Phyllis Theodosia
  • Betty Ann
  • Barbara Jean

Nellie moved to Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, before 1913.

Submitted by:
Dawne Slater-Putt
Huntertown IN 
E-mail: dslaterput@aol.com