Janet Wilkinson

Calvary Cemetery in Evanston, Illinois is one of the older burial grounds in the Chicago area. Because of this, there are a fair amount of children interred at Calvary. Presumably, the majority of the young people died as the result as the result of infectious disease such as small pox, typhoid, cholera and cholera

Marker for Willie and Artie Calvary Cemetery

Un-named Infant Marker Calvary Cemetery

Lee Delany 1912–1917

Same as above

Child Memorial Josie

Same as above

Same as above

Marker Louis Sullivan 18 years old

Youth Memorial Bernadette

Child Memorial Bernadette 1899-1913

Same as above

Memorial Eileen OConnor

Memory Eileen OConnor

Headless childhood Memorial J. William Mooney

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Child Memorial Calvary Cemetery

Child Memorial 1915-1917

Memorial Janet Wilkinson

Janet Wilkinson was born in 1912. She was the daughter of John and Kathryn. She had two sisters Bernice and Jean. The family lived in an apartment at 114 E. Superior in Chicago.

Janet vanished on July 22, 1919 after playing with friends in a local playground. A frantic search ensued looking for the missing girl.

Police interrogated Thomas Fitzgerald a 39 year old married man who lived in the same apartment building as the Wilkinson family. He apparently had a fondness for Janet and had offered her candy on many occasions. He had also been seen talking with the girl.

After prolonged interrogation, he admited to choking Janet to death. He led police to the site where he had hidden the body.

Thomas Fitzgerald was convicted of murder. He was hanged on October 17, 2019.

Janet Wilkinson and her Mother Kathryn grave sites

Grave Sites John Wilkerson Father and Bernice Sister

Grave Site of Bernice Healy nee Wilkerson Sister

John, Kathryn, Bernice and Janet are all interred in Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Il

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