Alexander Wilkins

9 Jul 1835 - 23 May 1902

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Alexander Wilkins

9 Jul 1835 - 23 May 1902
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OBIT:  In the Salt Lake Telegram dated 25 May 1902 found at genealogybank.com - http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/Alexander Wilkins, Prominent Provo Man, Dies Suddenly     Provo, Utah, May 25. - Alexander Wilkins died suddenly at 1 o'clock this afternoon.  He was
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Alexander Wilkins

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Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States

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OBIT:  In the Salt Lake Telegram dated 25 May 1902 found at genealogybank.com - http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/
Alexander Wilkins, Prominent Provo Man, Dies Suddenly
     Provo, Utah, May 25. - Alexander Wilkins died suddenly at 1 o'clock this afternoon.  He was hoeing in his garden, when he suddenly fell backward and expired before assistance reached him.  Death was due to heart failure.
     Mr. Wilkins was a member of the City Council and one of Provo's leading  citizens.  He was born in Canada in 1864 and had lived here a number of years.  He leaves fifteen living children.

Life timeline of Alexander Wilkins

Alexander Wilkins was born on 9 Jul 1835
Alexander Wilkins was 5 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
Alexander Wilkins was 24 years old when Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
Alexander Wilkins was 34 years old when Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded the National Woman Suffrage Association, breaking away from the American Equal Rights Association which they had also previously founded. Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society.
Alexander Wilkins was 42 years old when Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
Alexander Wilkins was 48 years old when Eruption of Krakatoa: Four enormous explosions destroy the island of Krakatoa and cause years of climate change. The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa in the Dutch East Indies began in the afternoon of Sunday, 26 August 1883, and peaked in the late morning of Monday, 27 August when over 70% of the island and its surrounding archipelago were destroyed as it collapsed into a caldera. Additional seismic activity was reported to have continued until February 1884, though reports of seismic activity after October 1883 were later dismissed by Rogier Verbeek's investigation into the eruption. The 1883 eruption was one of the deadliest and most destructive volcanic events in recorded history. At least 36,417 deaths are attributed to the eruption and the tsunamis it created. Significant additional effects were also felt around the world in the days and weeks after the volcano's eruption.
Alexander Wilkins was 63 years old when Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict. The Spanish–American War was fought between the United States and Spain in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American acquisition of Spain's Pacific possessions led to its involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately in the Philippine–American War.
Alexander Wilkins died on 23 May 1902 at the age of 66
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