After nine months of being close, the Brazil, IN Glen-Gery Plant re-opened. Initially 60 people were laid off and 29 people were brought back. My father, Bob Wilkinson, is interviewed in the local paper. This would have been during the Early 1980’s Recession, also known as the “Reagan Recession”.
Here is a newspaper clipping from the Syracuse Herald-Journal from 1968. Joanna Stouffer Wilkinson is meeting with the Mayor (as a representative of the D.A.R) as he signs a proclamation urging Syracusans to observe Constitution Week. Mayor Walsh would go on to serve as a Republican Representative in Congress.
This is a newspaper article from the Syracuse Herald-Journal. Joanna Stouffer Wilkinson is working with some of her Students putting items into the Kiln. In case anyone was wondering, yes, I do still have the owners manual for this kiln. So if anyone needs it…
Here is an undated photo of my grandfather from the Syracuse-Herald Journal about the retirement of his lodge’s Master. Frank Wilkinson is listed as a Junior Warden so this is probably the early 1950’s
Here is a photo from the Syracuse Herald-Journal (now defunct) regarding the 1951 offices of the Uncas Lodge 949. My grandfather (Frank Wilkinson) is in the top row, three from the left.
Here is a 1949 advertisement that my grandfather (Frank Wilkinson) did for a department store in Syracuse.
This a newspaper article that mentions that my Grandmother and Great Grandmother are related to General John Pershing, who died that week.
My Grandmother (who is referred to as “Mrs. Francis Wilkinson” rather than her own name) also discusses when she met General Pershing at a Family reunion in 1923.
I also find it a bit strange that someone who cooked for Pershing gets top billing over actual relatives of his.
Here are several articles from the Syracuse Herald-Journal commemorating General John Pershing (my Great Grandmother’s third cousin).
My father crowned the “Queen of the Roses” in this undated newspaper clipping. This is probably from the late 1940’s. The Syracuse Rose Society is still active today. Joanna Stouffer Wilkinson was a member in the 1940s.