Marlene Rathbun Wilkinson

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Mrs. Edward Lewis Wilkinson
(Marlene Rathbun)

Marlene Rathbun Wilkinson, a native of Oklahoma, is the daughter of Carl J. and Ona Rathbun.  Mrs. Wilkinson was graduated from Oklahoma State University where she earned her B.A. in Liberal Arts.  She then attended the University of Memphis where she earned her M.S. in Education, with a concentration in General Counseling.    Mrs. Wilkinson, now retired, was formerly Director of the Millington Center of Shelby State Community College.  She was also a counselor for underprepared students at the Mid-Town and Gill campuses of Shelby State Community College.

Mrs. Wilkinson is married to Captain Edward Lewis Wilkinson, USN (Ret). They reside in Westlake, Ohio.  The Wilkinsons have three children: Edward, Martha and Mary; four grandchildren; and one great grandchild. 

Society Memberships
* National Gavel Society

* National Society Americans of Royal Descent

* Order of Three Crusades 1096-1192
* Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America
* Order of the Merovingian Dynasty
* Baronial Order of Magna Charta (
Surety of the Class of 2013)
* Military Order of the Crusades
* Dutch Colonial Society (President)
* Order of the First Families of New Hampshire (Governor General)
* Associated Daughters of Early American Witches (Honorary President
* National Society Descendants of Early Quakers (National Presiding Clerk)
* National Guild of Saint Margaret of Scotland (First Vice President General)
* Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors (former Third
   Deputy Governor General)
* Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry (Councillor General)
* National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (former Chapter
* Colonial Dames of America, Chapter VII
* National Society Dames of the Court of Honor (former Librarian General)
* National Huguenot Society
* Descendants of the Illegitimate Sons and Daughters of the Kings of Britain
* Presidential Families of America (First Vice President General)
* Society of Descendants of Colonial Clergy (former Member of the Council)
* Society of Descendants of Knights of the Garter (UK; Descendant

* National Order of the Blue and Gray
* Society of Daughters of Holland Dames
* Order of Descendants of Colonial Physicians and Chirurgiens

* National Society Daughters of the Barons of Runnemede (Surety)
* Sons and Daughters of the Colonial & Antebellum Bench & Bar 1585-1861 
* National Society  U.S. Daughters of 1812
* National Society Daughters of the American Colonists (former Tennessee
   State Recording Secretary)
* National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars
* Order of the First Families of Maine (former Register General)

National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters (Historian

* National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims (former
   Corresponding Secretary General)
* Colonial Dames XVII Century (former Recording Secretary of Tennessee)
Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars (former Governor of the
   Tennessee Society)

* National Society New England Women (Organizing President of the
   Volunteer Colony)
* Hereditary Order of Descendants of the Loyalists and Patriots of the
   American Revolution

* Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America (former President of the
   Tennessee Chapter)
* National Society Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century
   (former Member of the Council; Organizing President of the Mississippi
   River Valley Chapter
* National Society Daughters of the Union 1861-1865

* National Society Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable
   Artillery Company
* Flagon & Trencher
* Order of First Families of Connecticut (former Marshall General; Founder
* National Society of Saints and Sinners (Advocate)

* Southern Dames of America
* Order of the First Families of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
* Descendants of Founders of New Jersey
* Piscataqua Pioneers
* Guild of Colonial Artisans and Tradesman 1607-1783
* United Daughters of the Confederacy
* Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865 (Organizing Tent

* National Society of Old Plymouth Colony Descendants
* Society of the Founders of Norwich, Connecticut
* Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor
* Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford
Roger Williams Association
* National Society Magna Charta Dames
* Society of the First Families of Kentucky
* First Families of Georgia 1733-1797
* Descendants of Sheriffs and Constables of Colonial and Antebellum America
   (Founder Member)

* Hereditary Society of Teachers (Charter Member)
* Society of Descendan
ts of the Founders of the New Haven Colony
Order of the Descendants of the Justiciars 1050-1650 (Founder Member;
   life member)
* Descendants of Fossors 1607-1860
* Society of Descendants of Lady Godiva
* Order of Cousins of Present and Future Sovereigns of
   Great Britain
* Hereditary Order of the Families of Presidents and First
   Ladies of America
* Sons and Daughters of Virginia Founding Fathers
* Winthrop Society
* Order of the Founders of North America 1492-1692
* Sons and Daughters of the First Settlers of Newbury,


Ancestors and Descendants of Michael Dan Mitchell, 1998
Descendants of Richard Westrope and Robert Sanders, 1998
One Branch of the Rathbun Family, 1999
The Truchon Ancestry, 2016

Listed In
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Other Notes
Mrs. Wilkinson is an active member of her community, and is involved with numerous organizations.  She is a member of Delta Zeta Sorority and the Saybrook Founders Colony.  Mrs. Wilkinson is a former Board Member of the Ten-Ark-Miss Council of the Girl Scouts of America, as well a former Board Member of the Frayser-Millington Metal Health Center.  She and her husband are currently members of St. Peter's Episcopal Church Ohio.

In 2001, Mrs. Wilkinson received the Community Service Award from the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution for her years of service to her community.  Mrs. Wilkinson is a former member of Mensa.

Mrs. Wilkinson has been a vital part of the Navy Relief Society, having served over 5,000 volunteer hours.  She is the recipient of the Society's Meritorious Service Award.  In the past, she has served as Chairman of Volunteers 1971, 1974-1977; Interviewer 1971-1979; and Layettes 1971-1979.    She also retains membership in the Association of Naval Aviation. 

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