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Wilkins, Wallace Leverett


Age: 19, credited to Mendon, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 8/22/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. G, 5th VT INF, m/o 7/1/63

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Birth: abt 1842, Mendon, VT
Death: 02/13/1918

Burial: Floyd Cemetery, Sioux City, IA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer:
Findagrave Memorial #: 167207973


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/24/1895, IA
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: SD
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Died in Tampa, FL, sent to Sioux City, IA for burial per National Home record


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Floyd Cemetery, Sioux City, IA

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Last Will and Testament

Scattering of Ashes Also Stipulated in Wilkins' Will.

A request that none of the usual religious services be held over his body is contained in the will of W. L. Wilkins a pioneer hardware dealer, who died recently in Florida. The will has been filed for probate. Mr. Wilkins also requested that no flowers be placed on his coffin, because "I prefer flowers where I can appreciate them."

Mr. Wilkins also left orders that upon his death a competent physician be called in to determine that life was extinct, and that the body then be placed in a cheap coffin and taken to the nearest crematory, reduced to ashes and scattered to the four winds.

Mr. Wilkins left one-third of his estate to his wife, $500 to the Boys and Girls home, $100 to his sister, Julian M. Spaulding. He also left $1,000 to be held in trust for his sister, with the instructions that she is to receive only the interest from this fund. The balance of the estate is to be divided equally between his five children.

The will was made two years ago.

The homestead and much of the real property of the late Ross B. Wire is bequested to his wife. The balance of the estate is given to his brothers and sister and their children.

Source: Sioux City Journal, 9 March 1918, page 9.
Transcribed by Tom Ledoux