Henry Willis Wilbur

Henry Willis WILBUR is my first cousin three times removed; we are related through his grandparents Sylvester and Julia A (JELLISON) HOPKINS.  Henry is the third child of Lorenzo Dow and Adelia (Delia) (HOPKINS) WILBUR.  He was born 11 August 1865 in Maine[1], which I believe would be Ellsworth, Maine going by many of the family records at that time.  Henry is enumerated in the 1870, and 1880 censuses with his parents in Ellsworth, Maine.[2]  He is then enumerated in the 1900 census in Melville, Montana as a hired man, working as a log driver.[3]  On or about 3 February he contacted Typhoid Pneumonia, which six weeks later caused his death on 17 March 1907.[4]  He died unmarried and without and children.  He is buried in the Hopkins Cemetery on the Kennard Ranch in Two Dot, Montana.


[1] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 587.

[2] 1870 population schedule, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Ellsworth, 526 (stamped), sheet 129, dwelling 975, family 975, Lorenzo D. Wilbur; digital image, http://www.ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed online 29 July 2013); NARA M593 roll 544.  Lorenzo D. Wilbur, 1880 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Ellsworth, pagee 46 B, Enumeration District (ED) 143, dwelling 429, family 481; micropublication T9, 489.

[3] Henry W. Wilbur, 1900 U.S. census, Sweet Grass County, Montana, population schedule, Melville, Sheet no. 4 B, Enumeration District (ED) 133, dwelling 62, family 63; microfilm T623, 915.

[4] Unkn, “Local and General,” notices, Big Timber Pioneer, 14 March 1907, Henry Wilbur’s illness; online images, Montana Memory Project (http://mtmemory.org : online access 29 July 2013), Montana’s Digital Library and Archives.  Unkn, “Local and General,” Big Timber Pioneer, 21 March 1907, Henry Wilbur death; online images, Montana Memory Project (http://mtmemory.org : online 29 July 2013), Montana’s Digital Library and Archives.

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