LUELLA (HALDEMAN) WILKINSON

B. May 9, 1896 in Richmond, McHenry County, IL
D. April 21, 1931 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL
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  • Father: Edwin Grant Haldeman born March 5, 1866 in Spring Grove, McHenry County, IL son of Dennis W. Haldeman (1832-1917) and Mary Elizabeth (Hoffman) Haldeman (1834-1911); married Annie Kate Rehorst on February 14, 1894 in McHenry County, IL; died November 21, 1951; buried in Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, McHenry County, IL
  • Mother: Annie Kate (Rehorst) Haldeman born March 11, 1871 in Kenosha County, Wi daughter of Heinrich “Henry” Rehorst and Christina Kasken (Elfers) Rehorst; died June 14, 1929; buried in Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, McHenry County, IL
  • Husband: Frank Beverly Wilkinson born April 29, 1891 in Maple Park, Kane County, IL son of Frank Burns Wilkinson (1855-1917) and Clara “Carrie” B. (Beverly) Wilkinson (1857-1933); married Luella Haldeman on February 27, 1918 in Belvidere, Boone County, IL; Frank died December 15, 1975 in Milwaukee County, WI (See section pertaining to Frank Beverly Wilkinson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
    1. Luella Opal “Susie” (Wilkinson) Johnson born October 11, 1918 in Richmond, McHenry County, IL; at one time a resident of Oklahoma; AKA Opal Groves, Opal Clark and Opal Johnson; Opal died December 20, 2006; buried in Sunset Memorial Park, Norman, Cleveland County, OK
    2. June Beverly (Wilkinson) Bute born June 13, 1920 in Richmond, McHenry County, IL; married Chester C. Bute (1910-1996); June died July 5, 1994 in McHenry, McHenry County, IL
    3. Francis “Frank” Beverly Wilkinson, Jr. born December 8, 1922 in Grayslake, Lake County, IL; a World War II Army veteran and owner of Frank’s TV in McHenry, McHenry County, IL; married 1) Marion Wright; married 2) Violet Johnson; Frank died January 22, 1998 in McHenry, McHenry County, IL
    4. Charles Edwin Wilkinson born October 28, 1924 in Grayslake, Lake County, IL; died November 27, 1926 in Chicago, Cook County, IL (See section pertaining to Charles Edwin Wilkinson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    5. Calvin Daniel Wilkinson born June 26, 1927 in Grayslake, Lake County, IL; died July 25, 1927 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Calvin Daniel Wilkinson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    6. Harold Owen Wilkinson born May 3, 1929 in Grayslake, Lake County, IL; married Arlene;
    7. Audrey Dawn (Wilkinson) Kasten, born February 1931 in Grayslake, Lake County, IL; at one time a resident of Harvard, McHenry County, IL
  • Siblings:
    • Edith May (Haldeman) Hanlan born May 6, 1895 in Richmond, McHenry County, IL; married Edward A. Hanlon (1891-1963); died May 10, 1983 in Stevensville, Ravalli County, MT; Edit and Edward are buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Stevensville, Ravalli County, MT
    • Cecil Ruchen Haldeman born September 21, 1898 in Spring Grove, Burton Township, McHenry County, IL; married Mabel E. Wolters (1905-1959) on January 25, 1934 in Belvidere, Boone County, IL daughter of Paul Henry Wolters (1886-1964) and Bertha Cora (Reiheer) Wolters (1887-1972); Cecil died August 26, 1959 in Madison, Dane County, WI; Cecil and Mable are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Sharon, Walworth County, WI
    • Viola Grace (Haldeman) Wilkinson born November 6, 1898 in Spring Grove, Burton Township, McHenry County, IL; married George M. Wilkinson (1896-1967) on September 30, 1922 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; died January 13, 1967 in Chemung, Dunham Township, McHenry County IL; Viola and George are buried in Chemung-Dunham Cemetery, Chemung, McHenry County, IL
    • Edwin Dennis Haldeman born July 21, 1901 in Burton Township, McHenry County, IL; married Margaret Agnus Pauline Kraemer (1913-2008) on September 17, 1930 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; died February 20, 1998 in Walworth, Walworth County, WI; Edwin and Margaret are buried in McHenry County Memorial Park, Woodstock, McHenry County, IL
    • Ruth (Haldeman) Tolbert born June 29, 1905 in Burton Township, McHenry County, IL; married Frank Tolbert on August 10, 1926; died June 18, 2003
    • Paul Daniel Haldeman born December 2, 1908 in Burton Township, McHenry County, IL; married Doris L. Read (1915-2003); died December 6, 1978 in Woodstock, McHenry County, IL; Paul and Doris are buried in McHenry County Memorial Park, Woodstock, McHenry County, IL
    • Lyman R. Haldeman born June 28, 1910 in Burton Township, McHenry County, IL; died February 19, 1975 in Wisconsin; buried in Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, McHenry County, IL

 Additional Information:

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Richmond Township, McHenry County, IL the household members were: Edward Haldeman, head, age 44, married once for 16 years, born in Illinois, parents born in Pennsylvania, occupation: farmer – dairy farm; Annie Haldeman, wife, age 40, married once for 16 years, 7 children born, 7 children living; born in Wisconsin, parents born in Germany/ Edith Heldeman, daughter, age 17, single, born in Illinois; Luella Haldeman, daughter, age 13, single, born in Illinois; Cecil Haldeman, son, age 11, ingle, born in Illinois; Viola Haldeman, daughter, age 10, single, born in Illinois; Edwin Haldeman, son, age 8, single, born in Illinois; Ruth Haldeman, daughter, age 4, single, born in Illinois; Paul Haldeman, son, age 2, single, born in Illinois

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Grays Lake Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL the household members were: Frank Wilkinson, head, age 28, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, occupation: truck driver – milk company; Luella Wilkinson, wife, age 23, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois; Luella O. Wilkinson, daughter, age 1 3/12, single, born in Illinois

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for the Township of Avon the household members were: Frank B. Wilkinson, head, age 37, married at age 28, born in Illinois, parents born in New York, occupation: mechanic – garage; Luella O. Wilkinson, wife, age 34, married at age 22, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois; Opal Wilkinson, daughter, age 11, single, born in Illinois; June Wilkinson, daughter, age 9, single, born in Illinois; Frank Wilkinson Jr., son, age 7, single, born in Illinois; Harold Wilkinson, son, age 11/12, single, born in Illinois

According to notes from Genealogy.com re: Haldeman letter dated 10/24/1812 by Larry Kasten on March 23, 2002:

“Funeral Notice for Luella: were held at the Methodist Episcopal Church at Grayslake, ILL., on Thursday afternoon with the Rev. Hugh S. McKeown officiating.  She died of pneumonia at the hospital in Waukegan, ILL.  Luella is the second daughter of Edwin Haldeman and was born 5/9/1896 in Richmond Twp., McHenry Co., ILL. and lived in that area until her married to Frank Wilkinson in 1918.  She was a member of the Rustic Camp, R.N.A. of Richmond.  She is survived by her husband and children.  Some of those were attended the funeral were: Mr. & Mrs. William Elfers, Mr. & Mrs. George Elfers, Mrs. Henry Vogel, Mr. & Mrs. E. G. Turner and B. T. Winn.  She was buried at Fort Hill Cemetery outside of Grayslake, ILL.”

According to the Independent Register (Libertyville IL) April 23, 1931:

“Mrs. Frank Wilkinson passed away at the Lake County Hospital Tuesday morning.  She had been ill with the flu and was taken to the hospital Saturday suffering with pneumonia from which she died Tuesday morning.  Mrs. Wilkinson was formerly Miss Luella Haldeman of Harvard, Wis. And was about 34 years of age.  She leaves to mourn her death her husband, Frank Wilkinson and five children Opal, June, Frank, Harold and a baby girl two months old, as well as a host of friends.  The funeral was held at the Methodist Church Thursday at two o’clock and burial at Fort Hill Cemetery.  Rev. Hugh McKeown officiating.”

 According to the Lake County Illinois Genealogical Society. “Strang Funeral Home – Grayslake, Illinois – 1908-1964”. Mundelein IL. 2015:

“Name: Luella Holdeman (sic) Wilkinson; Birth Date: 09 May 1895; Death Date: 21 Apr  1931, Waukegan; Cause of Death: Pneumonia; Married; Occupation: Housewife; Minister: Rev. McKeon, M. E. Church; Burial Place: Fort Hill; Next of Kin: Frank B. Wilkenson (sic)”