Fourth Generation


107. Similis Fowler Wilklow was born in June 1840 in Willoughby, Lake Co., Ohio. Similis enlisted in the Army at Alegan, Mich. on Oct. 12, 1861 in Co. E, 15th U.S. Infantry and was discharged in Sept. 1862 at Nashville, Tenn. His enlistment record calls him 5' 8.75" with gray eyes, brown hair, and sallow complexion. He was running a billlard parlor in Owatonna, Minn. in 1880. Similis later was an insurance agent and traveled a lot. He left his family on April 15, 1889 but did not return until 1891. He was in the company of a girl he introduced to his wife as his cousin, Ida Byers. Similis and Ida left after a few days. Sometime after this, Similis began calling himself a Doctor. Years later, Ida said she thought he only fitted trusses. Below are some of the residences of Similis during his travels which came from his Civil War pensions records. Also, at the bottom of this page is a section on Ida and her husband, Willis Hall and their daughters. Similis died on 4 August 1902 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.3 He was buried at Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.3

Dates Similis' residences
June 1889 - Sept. 1889 Little Rock, Arkansas
Sept. 1889 - March 1890 Sherman, Texas
March 1890 - March 1891 Fort Worth, Texas
March 1891 - June 1891 103 Newton St., San Antonio, Texas
June 1891 - July 1891 San Antonio, Texas
July 1891 - Oct. 1891 Fort Worth, Texas
Oct. 1891 - Jan. 1892 Clinton, Mo.
Jan. 1892 - April 1892 Nevada, Mo.
April 1892 - Oct. 1892 Birmingham, Alabama
Oct. 1892 - Jan. 1893 Gen. Delivery, Louisville, KY
Jan. 1893 - April 1893 Covington, KY
April 1893 - July 1893 Jeffersonville, Ind.
July 1893 - July 1894 Gen. Delivery, Evansville, Ind.
July 1894 - Oct. 1894 Gen. Delivery, Indinapolis, Ind.
Oct. 1894 - July 1895 Gen. Delivery, Cincinnati, Ohio
July 1895 - July 1896 Kansas City, Kansas
July 1896 - Oct. 1896 Carthage, Mo.
Oct. 1896 - Jan. 1897 Dallas, Texas
Jan. 1897 - April 1897 Gainesville, Texas
April 1897 - July 1897 283 Elm, Dallas, Texas
July 1897 - Oct. 1897 Waco, Texas
Oct. 1897 - Jan. 1898 Kansas City, Kansas
Jan. 1898 - April 1898 Butler, Mo.
April 1898 - July 1898 Minneapolis, Kansas
July 1898 - April 1899 314 W. 5th St., Topeka, Kansas
April 1899 - Oct. 1899 5th Ave. Hotel, Topeka, Kansas
Oct. 1899 - Nov. 1900 122 S. Lawrence St, Witchita, KS
Nov. 1900 - Feb. 1901 Pilot Point, Texas
Feb. 1901 - May 1901 Albany, Texas
May 1901 - Aug. 1901 Fort Worth, Texas
Aug. 1901 - Nov. 1901 Rock, Kansas
Nov. 1901 - Feb. 1902 Witchita, Kansas
Feb. 1902 - his death 612 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, Cal.

A advertisement in the Dallas Morning News; June 15, 1897, p. 5

Wanted - A reliable physician in each locality to handle our wonderful Bell Hernia and Rupture Treatment. Cures guarenteed. S. F. Wilklow & Co., 355 Elm, Dallas.

Similis Fowler Wilklow and Maronette A. Carrol were married on 18 September 1864 in East Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio. Maronette A. Carrol was born in August 1841 in Mentor, Lake Co., Ohio. She died on 11 July 1929 in Superior, Douglas Co., WI. She was buried at Greenwood Cem. in Superior, Douglas Co., WI.27 Had lived in Bayport, Minn. since about 1884.

Similis Fowler Wilklow and Maronette A. Carrol had the following children:

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Jennie E. Wilklow.

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Hattie C. Wilklow.

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Tracy O. Wilklow was born in February 1870 in Minnesota. He died in 1938.27 He was buried at Greenwood Cem. in Superior, Douglas Co., WI.27 He was blind. He was living in Superior, Wis. in 1929. (Probably with his sister, Hattie C. Hagerman)

Known residences
1919 S. Stillwater, Minn.
1924 711 N. 4th, Bayport, Minn.
1927 711 N. 3rd, Bayport, Minn.

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Ethel T. Wilklow.

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Laura Augusta Wilklow.

Census records (1900 - 1920 from S. Stillwater, MN)
1880 Owatonna, Steele Co., MN (p. 91D) Cyrus 39, Maronet 38, Jennie 15, Hattie 11, Tracy 10, Ethel 4, Laura 2
1900 (122 S. Lawrence Ave. Witchita, KS) Similis 59, Ida Hall 30 (b. July 1870, KY) (both listed as physicians)
1900 (811 S. Main St.) Maronette 58, Tracy 30, Jennie Richardson 35, Hazel B. Richardson 13
1910 (711 N. 4th St.) Maronette 68, Tracy 40
1920 (4th St.) Maronette 77, Tracy 49

Directory records for Maronette
1919 S. Stillwater, Minn.
1924 711 N. 4th, Bayport, Minn.
1927 711 N. 3rd, Bayport, Minn.

 


 

1. Willis Henry Hall was born on 1 March 1871 in Lawn Ridge, Marshall Co., IL. He died on 28 May 1930 in Seattle, King Co., WA.

Willis Henry Hall and Ida Aileen ----- were married on 14 March 1897 in Blue Twp., Jackson Co., MO. Ida Aileen ----- was born on 4 July 1871 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY according to one reference. I believe she MAY be the Ida A. Byers that is the daughter of Andrew and Margaret Byers in 1880 in Wayne, Ohio. She died on 6 March 1938 in Seattle, King Co., WA.3

Willis Henry Hall and Ida Aileen ----- had the following daughters:

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Aileen ELizabeth Hall was born on 22 October 1905 in Utah. She died on 3 September 1923 in Seattle, King Co., WA.

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Jessie R. Hall (adopted daughter) was born about 1925 in the State of Washington.

Census records
1900 (Sheridan, Crowley Co., KS) Willia H. Hall 29 (physician; b. March 1871; married 3 years), with his parents George and Sarah
1910 (111 5th Ave. North, Seattle, King Co., WA) Willis H. (Physician) 40, b IL, Ida A. 40, b KY, Aileen 5, b UT
1920 (4218 Alaska St., Seattle, King Co., WA) Willis H. (Physician - Surgeon) 48, Ida A. (Physician - Surgeon) 48, Aileen E. 14
1930 (4703 35 Avenue S.W., Seattle, WA) Willis H. 59 (doctor), Ida A. 59 (married 27 yrs.; doctor), Jessie R. 5 Wash. (adopted dau.)