Transcribed from The Victoria Daily Advocate (a newspaper published in Victoria, Victoria County, Texas) Page Three, Volume 23, dated Saturday afternoon, the 23rd of April of 1921
MRS. MARY WILKERSON
Mrs. Mary Wilkerson died suddenly at 1:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. B. Meguire after an attack of heart failure. Mrs. Wilkerson was apparently in good health yesterday morning and ate a hearty meal at the noon hour and was stricken after she had left the table, her death occurring a few minutes later. Mrs. Wilkerson was born in New York City December 25, 1834, and at the time of her death was 86 years, 3 months and 27 days of age.
Decedent was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Atzenhoffer, natives of New York State, however, she was a pioneer citizen of this section of Texas, as she came here with her parents at an early age. She traveled with her parents in various parts of Mexico and came with them to Indianola, where they made their home. In 1851, at the age of 17, she was married to John W. Wilkerson, of Biloxi, Miss., at Indianola [Calhoun County, Texas] and lived in that thriving port city until the 1875 storm. They then removed to Cuero and later to Meyersville. From Meyersville, they went to Louise for a number of years and then came to Victoria to make their home.
Mr. Wilkerson died at Germantown on November 11, 1896, while on a visit in that section. His remains were brought to this city and interred in the local cemetery [Evergreen Cemetery, Victoria, Texas]. Thirteen children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Wilkerson, seven of whom survive: four sons, F. A. Wilkerson of Lott, Texas, John Wilkerson of Houston, Jake Wilkerson of Palacios, and Henry Wilkerson of this city; three daughters: Mrs. Margaret Urban, Mrs. C. B. Meguire of Victoria and Mrs. Gus Holzheuser of Yoakum. One brother, Charles Atzenhoffer of Arneckeville, also survives.
During the later years of her life, decedent has been living with her daughter, Mrs. C. B. Meguire at her home in this city. The funeral will be held from her late residence, 501 East Constitution Street, at 5:30 o’clock tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon, April 24, 1921, Rev. J. C. Felger, of the English Lutheran Church to officiate. Interment will be made in the Evergreen Cemetery.
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One child who predeceased her was:
Louis George “L.G.” Wilkerson
Frederick Antone or Anton Wilkerson
Margaret Wilkerson (Mrs. Frederick Urban)
John Franklin Wilkerson
Charles Jacob “Jake” Wilkerson
Elizabeth “Lizzie” Wilkerson (Mrs. Charles B. Meguire)
Caroline Julia Wilkerson (Mrs. Gus Holzheuser)
Transcribed from The Victoria Daily Advocate (a newspaper published in Victoria, Victoria County, Texas) Page Three, Volume 23, dated Monday afternoon, the 25th of April of 1921
FUNERAL OF MRS. MARY WILKERSON
The funeral of Mrs. Mary Wilkerson whose death occurred Friday afternoon, April 22, 1921, was held yesterday afternoon from the First English Church, the cortege leaving her late residence at 501 East Constitution Street at 5:30 o’clock. Interment was made in the Evergreen Cemetery [Victoria, Texas] Rev. J. C. Felger, Pastor of the First English Lutheran Church, officiating.
The following named gentlemen acted as pall bearers: Active – Herman Fischer, Al. W. Raven, Louis Sigmund, William Harris, H.C. Gramann, Jules Meyer, H. Q. Hollan and Edwin Wagner; Honorary – L. N. Hofer, L. P. Deibold, J. D. Sneigr, Fred Holzheuser, Anton Bauer, and C. A. Wertheimer.
Many floral offerings, designs and cut flowers, sent by sorrowing friends of the decedent, were banked about the last resting place of this loved woman. The grave was a veritable mass of beautiful flowers, which tokened the esteem in which the decedent was held by her many friends.