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Wilkins, Frederick H.


Age: 0, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 39th WI INF
Service: 39th WI INF

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Birth: 02/14/1845, Unknown
Death: 11/13/1925

Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 46594693


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/19/1907, NY
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(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: None


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Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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Frederick E. Wilkins

Frederick H. Wilkins, a well-known resident of this city, died yesterday morning after a short illness at the Sparhawk Sanatorium.

Mr. Wilkins was born in Burlington, February 14, 1843, being the son of Captain William Henry, Jr., and Meribah (Whipple) Wilkins, descendants of Sir William Pepperell, sixth generation. He was baptized at St. Paul's church by Bishop John Henry Hopkins, who later confirmed him, at the age of 15 years. He was one of the very few surviving who were confirmed into the church by the first bishop of Vermont.

Mr. Wilkins was educated in the public schools and the Vermont Episcopal Institute of this city. In early manhood he went to Milwaukee, Wis., to enter business life, and while there enlisted for the Civil War in Company A, 20th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and was in active service at Memphis, Tenn. He was discharged at Milwaukee on September 22, 1864, by reason of expiration of term of service. He received a citation signed by President Lincoln, which he presented several years ago to the Fletcher Free Library.

Soon after the war he returned to Burlington and engaged in the coal business, subsequently acting as agent for the Grand Isle Steamboat Company. He served as alderman in 1873. Moving to New York city in 1882 he became secretary of the Hildreth Varnish Company and retired on a pension in 1915. At the age of 70 he opened an office at 30 Church street, New York, and established a large business in varnish and paints with various large railroad systems. In New York, he was prominent in church work and was long a member and officer of the Church of the Heavenly Rest on Fifth Avenue near 45th street.

After Mrs. Wilkins died in 1918, he retired from all business and returned to Burlington, making his home at the Hotel Van Ness. He moved to the Sparhawk Sanitarium in 1923 on account of failing health and has lived there since that time. His wife was Elta Parker, daughter of Nathaniel Parker of this city, who died in September, 1918. Mr. Wilkins was a man of high integrity and charitable temper, public spirited, generous and will be deeply mourned by a host of friends.

The funeral services will be held on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at St. Paul's Church and the burial will be made in the family lot in Lakeview cemetery.

Source: Burlington Free Press, November 14, 1925.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.