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James William Wilkinson

James William Wilkinson

Male 1897 - 1957  (59 years)

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  • Name James William Wilkinson 
    • From an e-mail dated 25 Jun 2008 from Carolyn Wilkinson: "There certainly is confusion on the Jr. etc - Jim's Dad [born 1897] apparently was a Jr. but since his Dad died when he was so young he dropped the Jr. When my Jim was born [1927] he became a Jr. When our son was born Grandpa was still alive so he became JWW III - and of course when our grandson was born he became JWW IV."
    Born 12 Dec 1897  Honolulu, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Toolmaker, Head of Double Seamer Dept. Hawaiian Pineapple Co. 
    Died 03 Aug 1957 
    Buried 07 Aug 1957  Diamond Head Memorial Park, Honolulu, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sec. B, 196-B-2
    Notes 
    • From: fpao@saintlouishawaii.org [mailto:fpao@saintlouishawaii.org] Sent: 02 July 2003 18:56 To: craig@hmdp.com Subject: Re: Albert Joseph WILKINSON Aloha, kaua e Craig: Records that I have going back so far are not complete. All I have are the following: Albert Wilkinson [09/03/1912 to 06/06/1913] Junior Year - Grade 11; Charles Wilkinson [09/05/1922 to 06/15/1923] Freshman Year - Grade 09; James Wilkinson [09/03/1912 to 06/19/1914] Junior & Senior Year, it would seem that he did graduate from Saint Louis College [name of school at that time]. There is a picture of James on his transcript; this means he graduated from St. Louis College. The records do not show the names of parents, birthdates, reason for leaving. They just indicate the information that I am sending to you.
      Brother Franklin Pao Registrar fpao@saintlouishawaii.org (808) 739-4729 Direct (808) 739-4853 Fax
      Saint Louis School 3142 Waialae Avenue Honolulu, HI 96816-1579 www.SaintLouisHawaii.org <http://www.SaintLouisHawaii.org>
    Person ID I175  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree | Craig
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2017 

    Father James William Wilkinson,   b. 24 Feb 1869, 19 Lower Albion Street, Manchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1909, Oahu Insane Asylum, Honolulu, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Emilia Katharina Wyser,   b. 5 Apr 1873, Niedergosgen, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1959, Eugene, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 2 Jun 1895  St. Andrews Cathedral, Honolulu, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • According to Stuart Ching, the Histographer at St. Andrew's Cathedral in Honolulu, Hawaii (e-mail dated 24 MAY 2008):

      I am happy to report that I did find the entry in the St. Andrew's Cathedral register for the marriage of your great grandparents on June 2, 1895. Because the brittle pages of the Cathedral register would be at risk of crumbling, here is a typescript of the marriage entry:

      1895 marriage solemnized in the Cathedral Church of S. Andrew.

      No: 936 - When married: June 2, 1895

      Name and Surname: James William Wilkinson
      Age: 26
      Condition: Bachelor
      Rank or Profession: Machinist

      Name and Surname: Lillie Wyser
      Age: 21
      Condition: Spinster

      Residence at the Time of Marriage: Honolulu

      Groom:
      Father's Name and Surname: Joseph Wilkinson
      Rank or Profession of Father: organ builder
      Bride:
      Father's Name and Surname: Bruno Wyser
      Rank or Profession of Father: tanner

      Married in the Cath. Church of St. Andrew according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England by license or after___by me Alexr. Mackintosh

      This marriage was solemnized between us, James William Wilkinson Lillie Wyser

      In the presence of us,
      Thomas Henderson
      Mrs. Mary Burn
    Notes 
    • Territory of Hawaii Marriages, 1890-1896, Book 2. Marriage performed by A. MacIntosh, witnesses Thos. Henderson, Mary Burn. Marriage at St. Andrews Cathedral, Honolulu.
    Documents
    James William Wilkinson - Lillie Wyser Marriage Certificate
    James William Wilkinson - Lillie Wyser Marriage Certificate
    License issued 31 May 1895, married 2 Jun 1895 at St. Andrew's Cathedral, Honolulu, Hawaii.
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Helen Kathryn (Katherine) Nelson,   b. 17 Apr 1903, Seattle, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1985, Kaneohe, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 11 May 1921  Honolulu, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. Virginia Mae Wilkinson,   b. 21 Feb 1922,   d. 18 May 1981, Paulsbo, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +2. James William Wilkinson, Jr.,   b. 11 Jun 1927, Seattle, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 2016, Kaneohe, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2013 19:54:00 
    Family ID F303  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Dec 1897 - Honolulu, Hawaii Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 May 1921 - Honolulu, Hawaii Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    James Wilkinson and Surfboard at Waikiki Beach
    James Wilkinson and Surfboard at Waikiki Beach
    Photo courtesy of Carolyn and James Wilkinson Jr.
    James Wilkinson with his sons James (left) and Albert (right)
    James Wilkinson with his sons James (left) and Albert (right)
    Photo courtesy of Carolyn and James Wilkinson Jr.
    The Wilkinson Family in Hawaii - Charles, James, Albert, Lily, and James Jr.
    The Wilkinson Family in Hawaii - Charles, James, Albert, Lily, and James Jr.
    James Wilkinson All Dressed Up
    James Wilkinson All Dressed Up
    James Wilkinson, Sophia K. Dinesen (Grandma Nelson), and Helen Wilkinson
    James Wilkinson, Sophia K. Dinesen (Grandma Nelson), and Helen Wilkinson
    1941
    Boat Day - Honolulu, Hawaii - Lily Wyser Wilkinson Departure
    Boat Day - Honolulu, Hawaii - Lily Wyser Wilkinson Departure
    Circa 1939 or 1940
    James Wilkinson and His Patented Can Transfer Valve
    James Wilkinson and His Patented Can Transfer Valve
    James joined the Hawaiian Pineapple Co., Ltd. in 1929, and became superintendent of the syruping and double-steaming department in 1936. He invented a can transfer valve, and the patent (2,220,137) was filed on 18 May 1937 and assigned to American Can Company.

    According to the patent itself, "The present invention relates to a acan treating machine having a rotatable transfer valve with can and cover carrying pockets such as utilized in a can closing or sealing machine and has particular refrence to fevices located in the valve pockets for holding a cover superimposed upon a can to prevent spilling of the can contents while the can is in the valve. An object of the invention is the provision of a can closing machine or the like having a rotatable transfer valve formed with can pockets, wherein covers carried in the valve pockets in superimposed relation relatives to the cans therein, are positively forced into tight engagement with the cans by yieldable presser fingers also located within the can pockets thus preventing spilling of the can contents during rotation of the valve and transfer of the cans."
    James William Wilkinson
    James William Wilkinson
    1947 Family Portrait - Helen and James Wilkinson with daughter Virginia Mae Wilkinson and son James William Wilkinson Jr.
    1947 Family Portrait - Helen and James Wilkinson with daughter Virginia Mae Wilkinson and son James William Wilkinson Jr.
    1280 Center Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
    1280 Center Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
    James Wilkinson and Fellow Beachboys, Honolulu
    James Wilkinson and Fellow Beachboys, Honolulu
    Date and exact location unknown. Photo courtesy of Jim and Carolyn Wilkinson.

    Documents
    Emilia Wilkinson and Sons - 1900 United States Federal Census
    Emilia Wilkinson and Sons - 1900 United States Federal Census
    The 1900 U.S. Federal Census shows Amelia [Emilia] Wilkinson, born April 1875, living as a "boarder" at 312 Fulton Street, San Francisco, California on 2 June 1900. Amelia is shown as married 6 years, with 2 children, both living. She's female and white, born in Sweden [Switzerland] and has been in the United States for two months.

    With her are her two children: Albert - born May 1896 in Hawaii, and James - born February 1898 in Hawaii.

    Thanks to Cathy Key for locating this census report.
    1910 Census - Emilia (Lillie) Wilkinson, Albert, James W, and Charles Wilkinson - Beretania Street, Honolulu, Hawaii
    1910 Census - Emilia (Lillie) Wilkinson, Albert, James W, and Charles Wilkinson - Beretania Street, Honolulu, Hawaii
    1910 U.S. Census - Hawaii
    1910 U.S. Census - Hawaii
    Showing brothers Albert J. Wilkinson (age 13) and James Wilkinson (age 12) as boarders at St. Louis College, River Walk, Honolulu, Hawaii. Source: Year: 1910; Census Place: Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii; Roll: T624_1754; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 44; Image: 616.
    'St. Louis College to Produce Hermiglid'
    "St. Louis College to Produce Hermiglid"
    Honolulu Star Bulletin - 27 May 1913 - Page 5
    James William Wilkinson - Permission to Leave the Territory of Hawaii
    James William Wilkinson - Permission to Leave the Territory of Hawaii
    Issued by the Draft Board in Honolulu, Hawaii - 6 Sep 1918
    James William Wilkinson - World War I Draft Card
    James William Wilkinson - World War I Draft Card
    Confirms date of birth as 12 Dec 1897 (20 at the time of draft registration, 18 Sep 1918). No occupation at the time, living with aunt Mrs. Fannie Jurgensen at 1621 41st Avenue, Oakland, California. Registration Location: Alameda County, California; Roll: 1531223; Draft Board: 7.
    James William Wilkinson - World War I Draft Card
    James William Wilkinson - World War I Draft Card
    This is James' card. The official card, from the government archives, is also included here. It's interesting how the family archives and the government archives have kept their versiions of the same documents, and they've been put together 90 years later.
    1930 U.S. Census - James Wilkinson and Family at 1259 Center Street, Honolulu, Hawaii
    1930 U.S. Census - James Wilkinson and Family at 1259 Center Street, Honolulu, Hawaii
    Report shows James W. (age 32, a machinist at a fruit cannery - presumably pineapple) living with wife Helen K. (age 27), daughter Virginia (age 8), and son James W. Jr. (age 2). Helen K. was born in Washington, and both of her parents were born in Denmark. Year: 1930; Census Place: Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory; Roll: 2633; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 1; Image: 5.0.
    Letter from International Correspondence Schools (Scranton, PA) Commending James Wilkinson on his Studies
    Letter from International Correspondence Schools (Scranton, PA) Commending James Wilkinson on his Studies
    "A man who spends his leisure time in self-improvement deserves commedation. To complete a course in this manner requires persistence and self-sacrifice, which are very essential to success."
    Boyd House Party at 1554 Palolo Road
    Honolulu Star-Bulletin - 1 Nov 1932 (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    James and Albert Wilkinson - 'Famous Wilkinson Brothers'
    James and Albert Wilkinson - "Famous Wilkinson Brothers"
    Honolulu Advertiser - 16 Dec 1917
    James William Wilkinson Obituary
    James William Wilkinson Obituary

    Headstones
    Graves of Helen Katherine Wilkinson and James William Wilkinson
    Graves of Helen Katherine Wilkinson and James William Wilkinson
    Diamond Head Memorial Park - Helen located in Section B, Plot 196-B-3. James located in Section B, Plot 196-B-2. The two graves are located to the left of the Diamond Head entrance road, just near the point where Section B becomes Section CM. They are about four or five graves from the curb of the road.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Family Search Website, (http://www.familysearch.com) (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S4902] St Andrew's Cathedral - Honolulu, Stuart Ching - Historiographer, Stuart Ching - E-mail dated 24 May 2008 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S4970] Hawaii Digital Library - Ulukau, (http://hawaiidigitallibrary.org/), Page O-99(4):249 (Reliability: 3).