Biography of Claude A. Wilkinson
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

CLAUDE ALFRED WILKINSON, vice president and secretary of the United Banking and Trust Company of Cleveland, was born in Brooklyn Village, now a part of the city, on February 24, 1879, the son of Charles A. and Julia A. (Tilby) Wilkinson, and a grandson of Simon Wilkinson, who settled in Hinckley Township when he came to Cuyahoga County from New York State over seventy years ago.

Charles A. Wilkinson was born on the family farm in Hinckley Township in 1854. His wife, Julia A., was born in Parma Township, the daughter of William Tilby, who came over from England and sealed on the farm in Parma Township during the '50s.

Claude A. Wilkinson was educated in the common schools of Royalton and the Brooklyn Village High School, and also took the course in a commercial school. At the age of eighteen years he entered the Old Farmers and Merchants Bank as a clerk. In 1904 he joined the organization of the United Banking and Trust Company as bookkeeper, later was promoted assistant treasurer, then secretary-treasurer, and in 1919 he was elected vice president secretary, and so continues.

Mr. Wilkinson is a member of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce and the Cleveland Chamber of Industry, of Brooklyn Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, and Webb Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, and of the Westwood Country Club, Clifton Club and the Cleveland Athletic Club.

Mr. Wilkinson married Alta B. Mawby, who was born in Frernont, Ohio, daughter of the late John Mawby, and to their marriage two sons have been born: Wesley A., aged seventeen years, and Paul W., aged twelve years.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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