Wilkinson Family Photo Gallery - Page 2
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(12)  Herman Theonus Wilkinson upon graduation
from High School, circa 1923.
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(13)  Herman T. Wilkinson aged 19 or 20, so about
the year 1925.  This would be the time when he was
working on the Great Lakes on the ore carrying ships.
(14)  Marie Wilkinson in her High School graduation
photo, circa 1921.
(15)  William Blackburn and Marie Wilkinson
Blackburn.  Date unknown.
(16)  The ship that Herman T. Wilkinson worked on
in the Great Lakes in the mid 1920's.  I don't know if
this is the only ship he worked on.  This photo hung
in Hermans den (Jerry's old bedroom) for as long as
I can remember at his New Castle home.  I always
had the sense it was a piece of his oat sowing youth
that he relished having on the wall to look at.
(17)  A selection of post cards that have come down
to me written by Herman Wilkinson while working
on the Great Lakes.  Written to his mother, Minnie.  
By 1925 James and Minnie have divorced and
Minnie has remarried to a man named Ed Lawe.  
The 1920 census lists James and Minnie as together
at a rural farm address.  So the troubles and the
divorce happened between 1920 and 1925.
(18).  Herman Wilkinson married Bea Miller in
1927.  His free days on a ship ended and he found
employment at Chrysler motors in the Tool and Die
Shop.  He did well at Chrysler and weathered the
Depression years better than most it would seem.  In
this photo taken in either 1931 or 1932 the young
family (thats Ellen Jane Wilkinson in Herman's lap)
poses in front of a new car looking prosperous.
(19)  Photo taken on a 1937 trip to Florida.  
Pictured are William and Marie Blackburn and Bea
Wilkinson, Helen Blackburn, and Ellen Jane and
Jerry Wilkinson.  Another of my favorite family
snapshots, its the Pan Am sea plane I think.
(20)  Family portrait dated 1937 of Herman and Bea
Wilkinson with Ellen Jane and Jerry.  This is in a
beautiful Art Deco Frame and looks to have been
shown prominently at the time.
Ellen Jane and Jerry Wilkinson sometime in the
1940's.
(21)  Jerry Wilkinson, dated on the back 1944.
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