Albert J Wilkinson, Captain 2nd great Uncle

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Albert J Wilkinson, Captain 2nd great Uncle - I inyste- a HAS HAD INTERESTING CAREER. Captain...
I inyste- a HAS HAD INTERESTING CAREER. Captain WilWrjeon, o J,ainMea, a Veteran Veteran Soldier, Prominent Mason and Long-Time Long-Time Long-Time Government Employe. J-'malca, J-'malca, J-'malca, L. I., November 3 One ot Jamaica's Jamaica's residents, who has no'.ed many changes in this section, but wbo is still far from tern, an old man. Is Cap.ain Albert J. , Wilkinson. He has witnessed the development development ot the streets from narrow, muddy roadways, to tho improved macadam roads; has seen the wretched sidewalks give place to paved walks, and th ancient stage coach succeeded by last trains, running through tunnels and subways. Captain Wilkinson was born in New York City on December 14 18.19, and when be was but 6 months old his family moved to Jamaica, Jamaica, where he has rejiaed cvec since. he is tho sou of John and Margaret Wil kinson, and one of eight four i.m niii&uii, nun um: m cifiiiv iili'i. i u mui o .no and lour daughtere-all daughtere-all daughtere-all of whom are living except one, In June, I860, he married Miss Jane M Brown, daughter of Wil.iam R. Brown, of Jamaica. Their union has been blessed by four children, and there are several grandchild, grandchild, en, Mr. Wilkinson is a well known Free Mason, having been a member of Jamaica L dge No. 54ti for tho past thirtv years. In 1874 he was master of the lodge, serving one term. He has held every office In Ihe lodge, from Junior deacon up, excepting treasurer. In 1S95 he wan honoi ed by being selected district deputy of the First District, District, and during hie incumbency became very popular throuenout the Island. Beside being a faithful Mason, Mr. Wilkinson is a veteran of the Civil War. He went to tho fr.nt as a member of Company B of the Fifteenth Fifteenth Reg.ment, New York Volunteers, and was step by sten promoted until he become commander of Company B. While in Ihe Army of the Potomac he went through all the engageineut.-j engageineut.-j engageineut.-j and escaped uninjured, but when in the Army of the Jumes he was wounded by having his left leg fractured. It was in an attack upon the City of Richmond by the rebel gunboats, nnd a shell Btmck a pile of timber near where he strod. and the flying pieces struck his limb, b.eaking it. He was then a first lieutenant. After going thrnuch the war without other Injury by shot or shell, he was. about two year. a?o. wh'p in ihe yard at bis home, ac-cilen'ally ac-cilen'ally ac-cilen'ally shot in the abdomen by a careless cat hunter. The Injury w.;s not serious, and he soon recove ed llierefr m. Mr. Wilkinson is a lover of sports, and often goes on a trip to Virginia with his gun and rod. He was cne of the members of the old Ro 1 an1 Ff I (ic Ai-soiation Ai-soiation Ai-soiation and to-dVy to-dVy to-dVy Is one. of the boa d of manigers of the Jamaica Jamaica Club. Ihe outgrowth of the former organization. organization. His ni'lh'T win reli'ted to Horatio Se"-mour Se"-mour Se"-mour and his paternal gmnd'ather was a maior generi of hc H-itV-h H-itV-h H-itV-h H-itV-h H-itV-h rnv. For the nest thirty-live thirty-live thirty-live years Ccnt'iin Wtlkinron has v.o-n v.o-n v.o-n eennee'-'! eennee'-'! eennee'-'! -r'th -r'th IV New York Cus'om House, entiTl-g entiTl-g entiTl-g service In 1x70 and at pn .-en .-en .-en 's an --" --" --" "ment and llrenac clerk In the marine divienn. Beside bein? a M"e lo'l"o Mason, he is a me'iber of Peiillh"ln,,a Chapter, Royal Arch Mmns: o' Pr" ''"" Cw""U of Ro-i' Ro-i' Ro-i' ml Select Mas'P"f. York Commanie-y, Commanie-y, Commanie-y, Knights TeTuri-T, TeTuri-T, TeTuri-T, end I'm- I'm- Musinic VMe-ans VMe-ans VMe-ans of Briokly". He la iil.-o iil.-o iil.-o troisuro of the Vet-ernn Vet-ernn Vet-ernn Association of New York Cus'om "nnsp. He servcl five yv-s yv-s yv-s an a seh-ol seh-ol seh-ol trustee of Ihe .Tiniaiea public eehool, some twenty-five twenty-five twenty-five or 'Vrtv vca-a vca-a vca-a ago. ' it

Clipped from The Brooklyn Daily Eagle13 Nov 1904, SunPage 53

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York)13 Nov 1904, SunPage 53
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