Date of Death: 21 Sep 1883
Subject: Lydia M. (Austin) Wilkerson
Source: Savannah newspaper, 28 Sep 1883
Died, in Savannah, Mo., Sept. 21, 1883, Lydia M., wife of J. W. Wilkerson. Mrs. Wilkerson, whose maiden name was Austin, was born in Harrodsburg, Warren county, Ohio, Sept. 9, 1837. Converted at the early age of 11 years, she united with the M. E. Church where she adorned the doctrine of Christ, by a consistent Christian life. She, with her parents, came to Missouri in January, 1865; was married Feb. 26, 1867. Her death was caused by a complication of diseases. Naturally of a weak constitution, she had a stroke of paralysis, which in a few days was followed by another, and a third stroke destroyed her power of speech; and to a system already weakened by disease, was added malarial fever, which soon proved fatal. The funeral services were conducted, at the SixthStreet M. E. Church, by the pastor, and were attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends, showing the high esteem in which she was held by all who knew her. The bereaved family have the sympathy of all.