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Andrew Jackson WILKS (VETERAN UNION)

Ruddick (aka Reddick) (Garfield) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

Andrew
FIRST LIEUTENANT
85 Indiana Infantry
Civil War Union
September 16, 1843 - June 15, 1927

*Obituary
Rogers Democrat
Thursday, June 23, 1927

WILKS, Andrew Jackson - A.J. Wilks, son of John and Elizabeth Wilks, departed this life June 15, 1927 at the home of his son, Chas. H. Wilks, in Garfield at 11 o'clock after a short illness. He was born in Indiana on Sept. 16, 1843 and was 83 years, nine months old at his death. On Oct. 26, 1860 he was married to Hannah Bartley of Hillsboro, Ill. To this union were born eleven children, four of whom have preceded their father in death. The surviving children are: H.N. Wilks of Parsons, Kans.; Albert Wilks, Tulsa, Okla.; Walter Wilks, Eldorado, Kans.; Woody Wilks, Buffville, Kansas; Harry Wilks, Denoya, Okla.; Mrs. Lillie Taylor, Centerton and C.H. Wilks of Garfield, all of whom were present at his death excepting Walter, who could not come. Bro. Wilks confessed his Savior and united with the Christian church when a young man and was ever found at the post of duty, eager and willing to help those in need. He leaves a sick companion to mourn his loss as a tender husband, the children, a kind and loving father. Elder Jas. H. Martin of Rogers conducted the funeral services. Interment was made in the Ruddick cemetery. A Friend.

*Obituary
Rogers Democrat
Thursday, June 30, 1927

By request of the family I am to write the obituary of A.J. Wilks, familiarly known as Jack Wilks, who died at Garfield, Ark. June 15, 1927. While it is always sad to note the demise of our friends and loved ones, still there is a satisfaction and pleasure in saying some word of condolence to a bereaved family and in memory of a good man who has passed from the walks of men. I have known A.J. Wilks for the past thirty years and knew him to be a Christian gentleman. Andrew Jackson Wilks was born in Clay City, Indiana Sept. 16th, 1843; died at Garfield, Ark. June 15th, 1927. Enlisted in the Federal army at the age of 18; was Sergeant in the 85th Ind. Infantry and before the close of the war was promoted to First Lieutenant for gallantry. He was mustered out of the Union army in 1865 after three years service under General Sherman. Moved to Garfield in 1880 and engaged in the mercantile business and was postmaster at Garfield for some years. Mr. Wilks was a member of the Christian church and the I.O.O.F. lodge. He is survived by his wife, six sons and one daughter, Mrs. Lillian Taylor of Centeron, Ark. Mr. Wilks was buried in what is known as the Ruddick cemetery which is situated on land he donated for a burial ground many years ago. J.S. Herod, Tulsa, Okla.

Hannah
Sept 9 1851 - May 30 1928

*Obituary (as written)
Rogers Democrat
Thursday, May 3, 1928

WILKS, Hannah BARTLEY - {from Garfield} Grandma Wilks died Monday, April 30 at the home of her son, C.H. Wilks. Hannah Bartley was born in Green county, Indiana Sept. 9th, 1851; married Sept. 16th, 1866 to Andrew J. Wilks in Hillsboro, Illinois; died April 30th, 1928 at Garfield. She professed faith in Christ and has been a member of the Christian church for fifty years. To this faith she was ever faithful. She leaves to mourn her death six sons and one daughter: Henry of Parsons, Kans.; Woody of Buffville, Kans.; Harry of Denoya, Okla.; Albert of Tulsa; Walker of Eldorado, Kans.; Charles of Garfield and Lilly Taylor of Centerton, and a host of friends. She was 76 years, seven months and 21 days old.

Contributed on 6/13/12 by wfields55
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Submitted: 6/13/12 • Approved: 6/16/12 • Last Updated: 7/29/12 • R712922-G712922-S3

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