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Wilkerson, Elizabeth "Lizzie" (1872-1926) (Mrs. Charles B. "Shanty" Meguire)

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Wilkerson, Elizabeth "Lizzie" (1872-1926) (Mrs. Charles B. "Shanty" Meguire)

Posted: 5 Oct 2011 12:40PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Meguire Wilkerson
Transcribed from the Victoria Advocate (a newspaper published in Victoria County, Texas) Page Two, Volume 28, Number 253, dated Thursday afternoon, the 15th of April of 1926

SUDDEN DEATH OF MRS. C.B. MEGUIRE, POPULAR VICTORIAN

Mrs. Elizabeth Wilkerson Meguire, 53, died at 7:45 o'clock this morning at the DeTar Hospital in this city after undergoing a surgical operation Monday morning. She was doing nicely until late yesterday afternoon, when complications set in she rallied during the night but suffered a relapse a few hours before her death.

Mrs. Meguire was born in Meyersville, DeWitt County, October 2, 1872. She was the daughter of John W. Wilkerson a native of Biloxi, Miss. who died in 1896, and Mary Atzenhoffer Wilkerson who was born in New York City and whose death occurred in 1921. The family moved from Meyersville to Indianola shortly after Mrs. Meguire was born and located at Victoria following the Indianola storm of 1875.

Mrs. Meguire was married to Charles B. Meguire August 8, 1891. Mr. Meguire was a railway conductor and they made their home at Cuero, Tyler and other points in the state until Mr. Meguire was killed in a railway accident during their residence at Wichita Falls. This was December 10, 1917 [sic - actual death date was February 10, 1918] and the following December Mrs. Meguire returned to Victoria to make her home. At the time of her death she was conducting a rooming house in the old Dietz home at 501 East Constitution Street. She was a woman of many admirable personal traits and had many friends her death coming as a great shock to everyone.

Surviving are four brothers and two sisters, J. C. Wilkerson of Palacios, A. F. Wilkerson of Lott, J. F. Wilkerson and Mrs. Gus Holzheuser of Goose Creek and Henry Wilkerson and Mrs. Margaret Urban of Victoria. The funeral will take place from the residence tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. Services will be held at the First English Lutheran Church and interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Rev. J. C. Felger to officiate.

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Transcribed from the Victoria Advocate (a newspaper published in Victoria County, Texas) Page Two, Volume 28, Number 254, dated Friday afternoon, the 16th of April of 1926

LARGE ATTENDANCE AT FUNERAL TODAY OF MRS. MEGUIRE

The funeral of Mrs. C. B. Meguire, 53, one of Victoria's most estimable citizens, whose death occurred here yesterday morning, took place from the residence this afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. Services were held at the First English Lutheran Church and interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery, Rev. J. C. Felger officiating.

The pallbearers were Louis Koelik, Herman Fischer, T. M. Scott, Ed Wagner, Jake Hummel and E. Bundick. The cortege was most lengthy and the floral offerings were magnificent.

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Marriage

C. B. Meguire to Lizzie Wilkerson
8th of August of 1891 in Victoria, Texas
Recorded Victoria County, Texas Marriage Book 4

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Elizabeth "Lizzie" Wilkerson born on the 2nd of October of 1872 in Meyersville, DeWitt County, Texas and died on the 15th of April of 1926 in Victoria, Victoria County, Texas

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