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Shirley Rae Wilkinson

Shirley Rae Wilkinson

Female 1927 - 1976  (49 years)

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  • Name Shirley Rae Wilkinson 
    Born 3 Jun 1927  Kapiolani Maternithy Hospital - Honolulu, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 Aug 1976  Honolulu, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Kamuela, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree | Craig
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2013 

    Father Albert Joseph Wilkinson,   b. 11 May 1896, Honolulu, Hawaii - Alapai and King Streets Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1975, Hale Nani Convalescent Hospital, 1677 Pensacola Street, Honolulu, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Helen Lucile King,   b. 10 Aug 1903, Los Alamos, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1980, Irvine, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 17 Nov 1925  Haleiwa Hotel, Oahu, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Telephone conversation with Alberta Moore on 25 Jun 2008: she advised her parents were married at the Haleiwa Hotel the day that Helen King returned to Hawaii from the mainland.
    Documents
    1930 United States Census - 1046 Kealaolu Avenue, Kahala, Hawaii
    1930 United States Census - 1046 Kealaolu Avenue, Kahala, Hawaii
    The 1930 U.S. census report shows Albert Wilkinson, age 33, a bank clerk [at the Bank of Hawaii] living with his wife Helen Wilkinson, age 26, and daughter Shirley Wilkinson, age 10 months. They own their home at 1046 Kealaolu Avenue, Kahala, Hawaii.

    Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory; Roll 2634; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 47; Image: 384.0.

    Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.

    Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
    1920 United States Census - 1261 Center Street, Honolulu, Hawaii
    1920 United States Census - 1261 Center Street, Honolulu, Hawaii
    The 1920 U.S. Census shows: Lily Wilkinson, head of household, owner of property, 43 years old, a widow, arrived in the U.S. in 1892, an alien, born in Switzerland, mother language French [seems doubtful, since she was from German Switzerland]. Lily is living with her sons Albert, age 23, a collector in a Bank; James, age 21, a machinist at the Iron Works; and Charles, age 14. All are shown to be "octaroons," which means "an offspring of a quadroon and a white parent; a person who is one-eighth black." Virtually everyone on this census sheet is shown to be an "octaroon," which is impossible.

    Year: 1920; Census Place: Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory; Roll: T625_2035; Page: 20B; Enumeration District: 18; Image: 639.
    1940 United States Census - Albert Wilkinson and Family
    1940 United States Census - Albert Wilkinson and Family
    Residing at 141 Kealaolu Avenue, Honolulu, valued at $6,000. Albert Wilkinson shown as a Bank Clerk with an annual salary of $3,740; Helen Wilkinson shown as a Flower Shop Proprietor with no annual salary. Alberta's name incorrectly shown as Alfreda.
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Joseph Walsh,   b. 14 Apr 1921, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1999, Malvern, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 5 Jun 1948  Elko, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Type: Civil Ceremony 
    Children 
    +1. Craig Wilkinson Walsh
     2. Shauna Elisa Walsh
    Documents
    Marriage Certificate - John Joseph Walsh and Shirley Wilkinson
    Marriage Certificate - John Joseph Walsh and Shirley Wilkinson
    Married in Elko, Nevada on 5 June 1948 in a civil ceremony (before George R. Boucher, Justice of the Peace, Elko Township). Marriage certificate recorded with the County Recorder on 10 June 1948.
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2016 09:10:15 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Jun 1927 - Kapiolani Maternithy Hospital - Honolulu, Hawaii Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Type: Civil Ceremony - 5 Jun 1948 - Elko, Nevada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Aug 1976 - Honolulu, Hawaii Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos Shirley Wilkinson Walsh
    Shirley Wilkinson Walsh (Passport photo with Craig) (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    On the steps of Leland Powers School of Radio and Theater, Boston
    On the steps of Leland Powers School of Radio and Theater, Boston
    Lau Yee Chai Restaurant, Honolulu, Hawaii - December 1950
    Shirley Walsh with son Craig (L), and Helen King Wilkinson and Albert Wilkinson on the right. Two middle people are not known. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    During World War II - Shirley Wilkinson, Robert Peach (later President of Mohawk Airlines), Alberta Wilkinson, and Bob Dunn
    (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Shirley Wilkinson Walsh at Disneyland - Circa 1956
    Shirley Wilkinson Walsh at Disneyland - Circa 1956
    Shirley and Alberta Wilkinson - "Buy Bonds"
    Date unknown, but probably during World War II (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Shirley Wilkinson Walsh and Craig Walsh going to the West Coast
    Circa 1956. The bench looks like the old Honolulu Airport, and there are the bags of leis. Craig has a camera in his hands! (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    The Wilkinson Family
    Kealaolu Avenue, Kahala, Honolulu (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Boat Day - Honolulu, Hawaii - Lily Wyser Wilkinson Departure
    Boat Day - Honolulu, Hawaii - Lily Wyser Wilkinson Departure
    Circa 1939 or 1940
    Lily Wyser Wilkinson Arrival in Honolulu, 1954
    (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Shirley Wilkinson at Hanauma Bay, Hawaii - Circa 1931
    Shirley Wilkinson at Hanauma Bay, Hawaii - Circa 1931
    Shirl-iti Christmas Decorations, created by Shirley [Wilkinson] Walsh
    Shirl-iti Christmas Decorations, created by Shirley [Wilkinson] Walsh
    A publicity shot from the Shirl-iti scrapbook. The caption says, "Shirl-iti Christmas decorations made of traditional Hawaiian materials such as tapa, fan palm leaves, coconut fibre, and straw flowers."
    Shirl-iti Tapa Hats Designed by Shirley [Wilkinson] Walsh
    Shirl-iti Tapa Hats Designed by Shirley [Wilkinson] Walsh
    The newspaper caption reads, "Created or trimmed with Coronation tapa from Tonga, these Polynesian hats by Shirl-iti are carried only by Liberty House, $8 to $12."
    Family Portrait - Dowsett Avenue, Honolulu - 1949 or 1950
    Family Portrait - Dowsett Avenue, Honolulu - 1949 or 1950
    Shirley Wilkinson Walsh, John Walsh, Helen King Wilkinson, and Albert Joseph Wilkinson sitting on the couch -- with Haggerty in the left foreground.
    Craig Walsh, Shirley Walsh, and Shauna Walsh - 1955
    (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

    Documents
    Shirl-iti Business Envelope, with Tahitian Pareau Design
    Shirl-iti Business Envelope, with Tahitian Pareau Design
    Designed by George Logue, a graphic artist from Tahiti. (Logue was the one-time husband of Liz Logue, the girl in the Hawaii Five-0 title sequence.) The design was called "Happy Tapa" and was registered by Shirley Walsh. See pg 15, Honolulu Magazine, June 1967 (Vol 1, No. 12)
    Craig Walsh - Birth Announcements from Honolulu Star Bulletin and Honolulu Advertiser
    Noting that John Walsh was a radio announcer for KGMB. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Passenger Manifest - S.S. President Cleveland - Depart Honolulu 14 Oct 1927, arrive San Francisco 20 Oct 1927
    Passenger Manifest - S.S. President Cleveland - Depart Honolulu 14 Oct 1927, arrive San Francisco 20 Oct 1927
    The return sailing was on the President Madison sailing from San Francisco on 6 January 1928, arriving in Honolulu on 12 January 1928. Returned with wife Helen and daughter Shirley. Their addresses were simply shown as "Bank of Hawaii."
    Shirley Rae Wilkinson - Birth Certificate
    Shirley Rae Wilkinson - Birth Certificate
    Born in Kapiolani Maternity Hospital, 3 Jun 1927. The birth certificate shows that her "given name" was added from a supplemental report on 8 Feb 1928.
    Shirley Rae Wilkinson Walsh Death Certificate
    Shirley Rae Wilkinson Walsh Death Certificate
    Died at 26 Aug 1976 at 1261-B Center Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816 from anaplastic (oat cell) carcinoma of the lung with metastasis.

    "Oat cell carcinoma is extremely aggressive and, in the majority of cases, by the time a diagnosis is made, the cancer has already metastasized to other parts of the body. Only about 30 percent of patients exhibit a limited form of the disease when they first seek medical attention. Oat cell carcinoma accounts for approximately 15 to 20 percent of all lung cancer diagnoses. Most oat cell tumors initially form in a central location in the lungs, often in the major bronchial tubes. This origin of formation is consistent with the fact that smoking is well established as the primary contributing factor in the onset of oat cell carcinoma. Approximately 90 percent of people diagnosed with the cancer are, or were formerly, smokers."

    Shirley was a heavy smoker - unfiltered Lucky Strikes.

    It's interesting that her death certificate showed she was "part Hawaiian," but this appears to have been corrected on 28 Sep 1976 on the basis of the funeral director's certificate.

    She was cremated, and her ashes scattered by Shauna and John Walsh in Kamuela.
    'Art of Smart Dressing Bears No Price Tag'
    "Art of Smart Dressing Bears No Price Tag"
    Sunday Star-Bulletin 3 Jan 1960. Shirley Wilkinson Walsh photographed at Liberty House, Waialae-Kahala Store.
    'How to Succeed in Business Without Having Planned to Go into Business in the First Place'
    "How to Succeed in Business Without Having Planned to Go into Business in the First Place"
    Article from the Christian Science Monitor, 16 Sep 1966, about Shirley [Wilkinson] Walsh, proprietor of Shirl-iti, and its products --- George Logue stationery, Missionary Maid dolls, and Floppy Tapas.
    September 1966 issue of <i>California Stylist</i> Magazine - 'Accessories Hawaiian Style'
    September 1966 issue of California Stylist Magazine - "Accessories Hawaiian Style"
    "Shirley Walsh, principal of the firm Shirl-iti, offers a versatile line of Hawaiian fashion accessories and novelties, ranging from hats to dolls and even Christmas decorations, all designed to contribute interest to their Hawaiian mood or as special 'items' resting on their own merits."
    'Hawaiian Missionary Maid Evokes Happy Memories'
    'Hawaiian Missionary Maid Evokes Happy Memories"
    "Whether she sparks the decor for your Island party, or graces a niche in your prized 'collection,' this nostalgic bit of whimsy will bring the Islands near - every time you look at her. Made by one of Honolulu's most imaginative artists, this Island doll stands about 14 inches tall, she carries a handbag made of tapa cloth, and wears a lei. She looks like the Island ladies looked AFTER the missionaries arrived. Each one is hand made, and no two are alike. $14.95 plus shipping."

  • Sources 
    1. [S4970] Hawaii Digital Library - Ulukau, (http://hawaiidigitallibrary.org/), Page O-98(11):48 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S70] County of Elko, Nevada, File 99878, Marriage Certificate 10746 (Reliability: 3), 5 Jun 1948.