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Hodgkins, Edwin

Co I 12th N.Y. Vol Inf.

May 9, 1836, New York

February 9, 1930

Baxter Springs Citizen & Herald

Wife - Anna D; Father - Leonard Hodgkins, born New York; Mother - Catherine Klock, born New York. Edwin M. Hodgkins, 93 years old, a pioneer resident of this city died at 11:50 o'clock Sunday morning at his home, 333 East Twelfth Street. He was born in Syracuse, N. Y. May 7, 1863 and came to Baxter Springs in the fall of 1868. He was married to Anna Dale, December 25, 1872. M. Hodgkins took and active part in all the civic and regigious work in the early days of Baxter Springs. He and the late John M. Cooper were partners in the merchandise business for years. Mr. Hodgkins had lived a long useful and helpful life in this community and will be remembered long and greatly missed by his many friends. He is survived besides his wife two sons; Leonard Hodgkins of Medford, Org. and R. E. Hodgkins of Riverton, Kas. Two daughters Mrs J. D. Foster of Wallace, Ida and Mrs. Myrtle Tuthill of Baxter Springs and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home 333 East Twelfth Street. The Rev. J. N. McGinley pastor of the FIrst Presbyterian Church will officate. Burial will be in the Baxter Springs Cemetery. Pall bearers will be L. L. Cardin, Will Price, Fred Bartlett, Hubert Hodgkins, Morris Hodgkins and Leonard Tuthill. The body will lie in state in Harvey's chapel until 10 o'clock Tuesday morning.

Section F1 - Baxter Springs Cemetery

James, H. B.

147th NY Inf.




Soldiers Lot - Baxter Springs Cemetery

Wilkin, Romanzo L.

Co A 17th N.Y. Vol. Inf.

March 28, 1843

January 2, 1911

Cherokee County Republican

Residents of Baxter received quite a shock Monday afternoon when word was passed around that Romanza L. Wilkin had died suddenly. He was a large healthy robust man and almost a stranger to sickness. He was a regular employee at the Baxter planning mill but as Monday was a holiday the mill was not running and Mr. Wilkin was looking after odd jobs around his home. After dinner he went out to saw up some wood, but about 2 p.m. came in and told his wife he believed he would put that job off for a while as he was not feeling very well. Mrs. Wilkin pleasantly told him he better sit down and rest and he took a seat in the rocking chair and the wife went on with her work, but on looking up a few moments noticed that the head of Mr. Wilkin had fallen back and that he was in the last throes of death. Physicians were summoned, but too late, the last spark of life had flown. Deceased would have been 68 years old March. He and his wife lived happily together at their little home on Sherman street and were a loving and a very happy old couple. They have three children living, one son lives in Chico, Cal., one at Denver, Colo., and a daughter, Mrs. Alice Tobian who also lives at Denver.

Section H3 - Baxter Springs Cemetery

Source: The Civil War Soldiers buried in Baxter Springs Cemetery is a project that Earleene Spaulding spent countless hours and money researching. She's allowing us to graciously place her work on the Genealogy Trails website for which we are very grateful.


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