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Re: James Knox Polk Wilkins
Posted by: Joan E. Rambo (ID *****8863) Date: October 30, 2008 at 18:45:10
In Reply to: James Knox Polk Wilkins by Barbara Chandler of 1121

By now you may have found what you wanted by using the TX Dth Idx 1890-1976 --;p=2;c=1320964;t=searchable -- You can view digitized copies of original death records.

Down in the lower left hand corner, click on More. By playing around with surnames of parents, like father Wilkins, mother Higdon.

Name: Sarah Jane Kelly
Death date: 13 Nov 1945
Death place: Goldthwaite, Mills, Texas
Gender: Female
Race or color (on document): White
Age at death: 77 years 4 months 1 day
Estimated birth year:
Birth date: 12 Jul 1868
Birth place: Jackson Co., Texas
Marital status: Widowed
Spouse name:
Father name: James K. Wilkins
Father birth place: Jackson Co., Texs
Mother name: Mollie Higdon
Mother birth place:
Occupation: Housewife
Residence: Goldthwaite, Mills, Texas
Cemetery name: G'waite
Burial place: Mills Co., Texas
Burial date: 16 Nov 1945
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2218186
Digital GS number: 4143945
Image number: 1763
Reference number: cn 49908
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

Or, father Wilkins, mother Golden. Keep in mind accuracy of death records only as good as the knowledge of the informants. But, the informant in this case may have thought Robert was named for his fathe:

Name: William Robert Wilkins
Death date: 24 Nov 1961
Death place: Ft. Worth, Tarrant, Texas
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): White
Age at death: 83 years
Estimated birth year:
Birth date: 06 Jan 1878
Birth place: Hallisville, Texas
Marital status: Widowed
Spouse name:
Father name: William Robert Wilkins
Father birth place:
Mother name: Elizabeth Golden
Mother birth place:
Occupation: Ret. Owner Grocery Store
Residence: Alice, Jim Wells, Texas
Cemetery name: Roselawn Memorial Park
Burial place: Alice, Jim Wells, Texas
Burial date: About 25 Nov 1961
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2116857
Digital GS number: 4166611
Image number: 00002739
Reference number: cn 67168
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

You can check on other family members that fall in that time period.

Happy Hunting (^_^)

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