Wedding certificate of William Henry Wilkinson

Heather of Nutfield Genealogy has been in touch regarding the large framed wedding certificate of William Henry Wilkinson

She writes:

“The person who gave it to me would like to go to a close relative or descendant. Free. It is very nicely framed, and a lovely certificate and very legible. It is torn in several places, but a family member would find it priceless.

In the meantime, I have found the obituary of Josephine (Chase) Wilkinson (the bride).

The Portsmouth Herald, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Tuesday, January 13, 1942, page 3

“Last Rites Held”

“Funeral Services for Mrs. Josephine Chase Wilkinson, 86 were held this afternoon with Rev. M. Ernest Hall, DD pastor of the First Church Congregational, officiating.

Mrs. Wilkinson, who died Sunday at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Ruth Dempsey, 27 Leonard Street, was born in Conway, the daughter of John and Nancy (Berry) Chase. She had been a resident of Rochester for 70 years.

She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Millie Berry, a brother, Horatio Chase of North Conway, two sons, Franklin Wilkinson and Henry Wilkinson of Rochester, two granddaughters, Mrs. Ruth Dempsey of Rochester and Mrs. Nancy Roy of Malden, Mass; a grandson, Milton Berry of Nashua, and three great grandchildren, Robert Purdy of Rochester, Vilma Berry of Nashua and Donald Roy of Malden, Mass.

Burial was in the family lot in Rochester cemetery.”

You can also see the item on the Nutfield Genealogy blog