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Albert Joseph Wilkinson

Albert Joseph Wilkinson

Male 1896 - 1975  (78 years)

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  • Name Albert Joseph Wilkinson 
    Nickname Baba 
    Born 11 May 1896  Honolulu, Hawaii - Alapai and King Streets Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 20 May 1911  Church of Our Lady of Peace, Honolulu, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 03 Jun 1927  2049 Kaaipu Avenue - Honolulu, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Shirley Wilkinson's birth certificate shows address as 2049 Kaaipu Avenue. Kaaipu Avenue is located in Manoa Valley, near the Waiole Tea Room, but there is no house number 2049. 
    Address:
    2049 Kaaipu Avenue
    Honolulu, Hawaii 
    Social Security Number 575-01-7045  [3
    Died 7 Feb 1975  Hale Nani Convalescent Hospital, 1677 Pensacola Street, Honolulu, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From: 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 Saint Louis School 3142 Waialae Avenue Honolulu, HI 968161579 www.SaintLouisHawaii.org
    Person ID I6  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree | Craig
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2015 

    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  [4
    • 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 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  [5
    • 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.
    Children 
    +1. Shirley Rae Wilkinson,   b. 3 Jun 1927, Kapiolani Maternithy Hospital - Honolulu, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1976, Honolulu, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    +2. Alberta Jean Wilkinson
    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.
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2012 06:53:40 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 May 1896 - Honolulu, Hawaii - Alapai and King Streets Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Shirley Wilkinson's birth certificate shows address as 2049 Kaaipu Avenue. Kaaipu Avenue is located in Manoa Valley, near the Waiole Tea Room, but there is no house number 2049. - 03 Jun 1927 - 2049 Kaaipu Avenue - Honolulu, Hawaii Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Feb 1975 - Hale Nani Convalescent Hospital, 1677 Pensacola Street, Honolulu, Hawaii Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Albert Joseph Wilkinson
    Albert Joseph Wilkinson
    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.)
    Craig Walsh, Albert Wilkinson, and Lily Wyser Wilkinson
    Craig Walsh, Albert Wilkinson, and Lily Wyser Wilkinson
    Three generations, photographed at 140 Dowsett AVenue, Honolulu, circa 1950
    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.
    Helen King Wilkinson, Albert Wilkinson, and their daughter Alberta Jean Wilkinson
    1952 at University of Washington (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.)
    Albert J Wilkinson with Car
    Albert J Wilkinson with Car
    Albert 'Baba' Wilkinson and Tommy on the Judd Memorial Trail, Nuuanu Valley, Honolulu - 1958
    Albert "Baba" Wilkinson and Tommy on the Judd Memorial Trail, Nuuanu Valley, Honolulu - 1958
    The Judd Memorial Trail was called the "secret trail" by us. I think it was built with Federal funds during the depression, and it starts above Dowsett Highlands and runs up to the Old Pali Road. Along the way there are Norfolk pine, guava trees, and some man-made mud slides down into Jackass Ginger pool. This photo, circa 1958, of Baba and Tommy (last name long forgotten) at the start of the hike.
    Albert Wilkinson as a Young Man - Honolulu, Hawaii
    Albert Wilkinson as a Young Man - Honolulu, Hawaii
    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 as a Shoe Shine Boy
    At 140 Dowsett Avenue, Honolulu, circa 1953 - 54. Craig loved to build "secret forts" with his grandfather, Albert Wilkinson ("Baba"). This always involved using sheets, blankets, and clothes lines. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

    Documents
    Passenger Manifest - S.S. Australia - Departing San Francisco, California on 15 Jun 1897, arrival Honolulu, Hawaii 22 Jun 1897 - Mrs. J. W. Wilkinson [Emilia Wyser] and her 1-year-old son Albert Wilkinson, accompanied by Fanny [Fannie] Wyser
    Passenger Manifest - S.S. Australia - Departing San Francisco, California on 15 Jun 1897, arrival Honolulu, Hawaii 22 Jun 1897 - Mrs. J. W. Wilkinson [Emilia Wyser] and her 1-year-old son Albert Wilkinson, accompanied by Fanny [Fannie] Wyser
    The passenger manifest shows Mrs. J. W. Wilkinson, age 23, born in Switzerland, travelling with her son Albert Wilkinson, age 1 born in Hawaiian Islands, and sister Fanny [Fannie] Wyser, age 11, born in Australia. The purpose of the trip is "home."

    Courtesy of the Hawaii State Archives.
    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 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.
    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
    'St. Louis College to Produce Hermiglid'
    "St. Louis College to Produce Hermiglid"
    Honolulu Star Bulletin - 27 May 1913 - Page 5
    WW1 Draft Card for Albert J. Wilkinson
    WW1 Draft Card for Albert J. Wilkinson
    The card indicates that Albert Wilkinson worked at Cotton Neill Co. Ltd. as an apprentice machinist. His mother and two brothers, under 12, are shown as dependent upon him. He's described as tall with brown hair, brown eyes, and not bald.
    Albert J. Wilkinson Certificate of Hawaiian Birth
    Albert J. Wilkinson Certificate of Hawaiian Birth
    There was testimony given in 1957 to support the issuance of this birth certificate. The testimony can be downloaded in an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file from:

    http://www.lordoflucies.com/images/Albert_Wilkinson_Birth_Cert.pdf

    You will need to cut-and-paste this URL.
    Albert Joseph Wilkinson - Helen Lucile King Wedding Certificate
    Albert Joseph Wilkinson - Helen Lucile King Wedding Certificate
    Married at 1907 Coyne Avenue (Street?) -- Church of the Crossroads (?) -- on 17 November 1925. The bride's length of residence in Hawaii is shown as "one day."
    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."
    June 1940 Article from Zaida's Ka Moae - Wilkie's Flower Shop, Waikiki
    June 1940 Article from Zaida's Ka Moae - Wilkie's Flower Shop, Waikiki
    While Albert Wilkinson worked for the Bank of Hawaii, Helen King Wilkinson started Wilkie's Flower shop at 2111 Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki, and sold orchids grown at their house in Kahala.
    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.
    Albert Joseph Wilkinson Death Certificate
    Albert Joseph Wilkinson Death Certificate
    Died at Hale Nani Convalescent Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii, on 7 Feb 1975. Cause of death cerebral hemorrhage, congestive heart failure due to massive myocardial infarction.

    Recordings
    Recording of Albert Wilkinson - 1961
    Recording of Albert Wilkinson - 1961
    This recording was made by Albert "Baba" Wilkinson in 1961, three months after he retired from the Bank of Hawaii. It was made on reel-to-reel tape, and hasn't been played since it was recorded. We kept it, safe, for 51 years. We had it professionally digitized in 2012, and when I first played it I was struck by the fact that "Baba" was 65 years old, and he was now speaking to me (it sounded like he was in the room with me) -- and I am now almost 63 years old. -- CWW

  • Sources 
    1. [S60] Albert J. Wilkinson - Birth Certificate Application, 16 Jul 1957.
      Testimony of Lily Wyser Wilkinson indicates Albert was born on 11 May 1896 at Alapai and King Streets.

    2. [S60] Albert J. Wilkinson - Birth Certificate Application.
      Note on Albert Wilkinson's application for a birth certificate indicates Bk 7--11, Bap. Reg. Church of Our Lady of Peace, Honolulu, shows that Albert Wilkinson was baptized on 2_ May 1911. The second digit of the day is obscured.

    3. [S53] Social Security Death Master File (DMF) (Reliability: 3).

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

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