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From: "Vera Reeves" <>
Subject: [ARIZARD-L] WILKIE - DENTON
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2001 00:33:28 -0600
> They came overland in a train of sixteen wagons in company with Col. J. C.
> Coffee, Mrs. Wilkie's father, his son, J. A. Coffee, and family, and J. L.
> Leonard and family and others, the trip taking seven weeks.
J. C. Coffee 70 m. Sarah P. Haley 33 on 2 Nov 1890 Baxter County
Myrtle Wilkie 20 m. M. C. Copeland 26 on 21 Sep 1902
Mrs Myrtle Copeland 24 m. W. A. Brown 22 on 16 Jun 1907
A headstone with Myrtle & Lisle Shoemaker's name on it says they were
married 12 Jan 1907. Didn't find this marriage in Baxter County. Her head
stone is next to her father's.
Lula Wilkie 23 m. J. C. Copeland 27 on 27 Oct 1901
Florence Wilkie 32 m. R. N. davis 38 on 6 Oct 1909
Maud Wilkie 23 m. I. N. Coventon 22 on 21 Jan 1906
Newspaper dated Apr 9, 1926 Mrs Katherine Wilkie age 86 of Gassville died
survived by a sister Mrs Caroline Leonard of Mt Home and several children.
I don't know when Stephen E. Denton married Georgia A. ? Her head stone was
hard to read but I have her death as 2 Mar 1870. He would have had to marry
very young and she must have died right away if his birth date is correct
and if I made out the head stone correct. She wan't listed in the Baxter
County cemetery book by BCHS. You will find there were a lot of the really
old ones miss in 1968 when the survey was made. Both S. E. Denton's wives
are buried in the Gassville Cemetery.
After looking at the dates of Stephen E. Denton's children it makes me
wonder if Georgia was the mother and the date of death was 1890. Some times
it is hard to make out a 7 or 9 on the old ones.
Myrtle b. 1881-1976
Both the obituaries for Lela and Leona just list their parents as Mr and Mrs
S. E. Denton.
Lela died in New York state obit says buried Tupper Lake but there is a head
stone in Gassville Cemetery.
18 Jul 1886 - 25 Nov 1925
> But, something seems wrong with English DENTON wives and family. Don't
> believe it fits that either of the two wives (Georgia WILKIE, ?-1879, md.
> 1878) (Eldora A. "Dora" WILKIE (1865-1940, md. Nov 2, 1880) could be the
> mother of the children in his household in 1880. If Eldora A. is same as
> Doshia A., then the marriage dates are not correct.
Peggy, not sure what you mean here.
Stephen E. Denton that goes with Eldora and Georgia was born 1853.