Julius Pinkney Wike


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1. Launa Elizabeth Davis

Julius Pinkney Wike 1 2 3

  • Born: 10 Jun 1874, , Alexander, NC, USA 1
  • Marriage (1): Launa Elizabeth Davis
  • Died: 15 May 1927, Statesville, Iredell, NC, USA at age 52 1 4
  • Buried: Taylorsville: Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Alexander, NC, USA 1

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Newspaper: Statesville Landmark: J. P. Wike Victim of Hit-And-Run Car., 16 May 1927, Statesville, Iredell, NC, USA. 4 Alexander County Man Fatally Injuried in Collision Near Taylorsville Saturday Night
Dies at Davis Hospital Sunday Afternoon
L. E. Kerley Also Injured.

Mr. Julius P. Wike, who lives one miles west of Taylorsville, died at the Davis Hospital, Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, his death resulting from injuries which he recieved in an automobile collision Saturday night.
Mr. Wike and Mr. L.E. Kerley, who lives near Taylorsville, were brought to the hospital shortly after midnight Sunday morning, both having been seriously injured when their car was struck by a large touring car, at a point on the highway, west of Taylorsville, where the Wilkesboro road intersects the road from Taylorsville to Lenoir. Mr. Wike and Mr. Kerley were going west along the highway on their way to Mr. Wike's home when the other car, coming from Wilkesboro at a terrific rate of speed struck their car in a head-on collision and dashed on without stopping.
The Wike car was badly wrecked. Mr. Wike suffered a fracture of the skull and was brought to the Davis Hospital in an unconscious condition, dying Sunday afternoon without regaining consciousness. His companion, Mr. Kerley, suffered sever lacerations about the head and face. He is still a patient at the hospital, but his condition is not considered alarming.
Mr. Wike's remains were taken to his home in Taylorsville Sunday night and interment will take place there. He was about 50 years old.
Officers had no clue as to the identity of the driver of the car which wrecked Mr. Wike's automobile. He drove through Taylorsville at a high rate of speed, it is said, his car striking and wrecking another car, an unoccupied Ford, parked on the street in Taylorsville.

Julius married Launa Elizabeth Davis. (Launa Elizabeth Davis was born on 16 Jun 1879 in , Alexander, NC, USA,5 died on 11 Mar 1965 in Greensboro, Guilford, NC 2 5 and was buried on 12 Mar 1965 in Taylorsville: Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Alexander, NC, USA 2 5.)


1 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=40144637.

2 Statesville Record & Landmark (Statesville, NC), 11 Mar 1965, page 5. Illness Fatal to Mrs. Wike.

3 FamilySearch.org, Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRQM-9YT Dan Jefferson Beeker and Georgie Blanks Wike, 27 Dec 1934; citing Danville, Virginia, reference p60 rn2194; FHL microfilm 2,048,487.

4 The Landmark (Statesville, NC), 16 May 1927, page 1. J. P. Wike Victim of Hit-And-Run Car.

5 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=40144648.

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