Henry Arnold Wilkins
Henry Arnold Wilkins
Date of Birth 24 September 1877
Place of Residence Cumberland Street Launceston Tasmania Australia
Spouses Name Hilda May Turner
Childrens Names Vera May Eileen, Selwyn William, Edith, Joyce Jeanette, Jean Myra, Daisy, Rex Arnold, Olive Hilda & Dulcie Joan

The identity of H Wilkins is not certain.

This is possibly Henry Arnold Wilkins who was born in Launceston on 24 Sep 1877, the sixth of 13 children of Isaac Wilkins and Jennette Woollands. H Wilkins was a tenor in the Exhibition Choir. The Wilkins family lived in Cumberland Street, Launceston, as did Henry James Rushfirth, who sang bass in the Choir and was organist and choirmaster at the Paterson Street Methodist Church.

Henry married Hilda May Turner in Launceston on 12 Apr 1900. They had nine children: Vera, 1900; Selwyn, 1902; Edith; Joyce, 1906; Jean, 1910; Daisy, 1913, Rex, 1916; Olive, 1919 and Dulcie, c.1922. Hilda May died aged 73 on 9 Feb 1953 at Launceston. Henry died aged 77 on 13 May 1955. They were buried together in the family plot at Carr Villa.

Another possible person:

Hubert John Wilkins was born in Launceston on 28 Jun 1875, the youngest of ten children born to George Wilkins (1831-1927) and his wife Sarah Ann Morris (1837-1878). He was only three years old when his mother died. This could be the H Wilkins who sang as a tenor in the Launceston Exhibition Choir in 1891. Hubert, an ironmonger, was living in Hobart when his father was featured in The Examiner at the time of his 90th birthday in Nov 1921. Hubert married Dorothy Joseph on 24 Dec 1921 at the Memorial Church, Hobart. The couple lived on the Esplanade at Bellerive until the early 1930s when Dorothy moved to Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria. In his retirement Hubert lived at 9 New Town Road, Hobart. Hubert's brother George is also in the Album.

Barbara Valentine & Marion Sargent Oct 2011