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William Willis GILMORE

Male 1905 - 1967  (61 years)


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  • Name William Willis GILMORE 
    Born 19 May 1905  Philadelphia, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 2906 
    _UID 463882AAD37D410896462701869D8C93899E 
    Died 2 Jan 1967  Philadelphia, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1930 United States Federal Census: in E Roumfort Road, District 613, Philadelphia. PA (both GILMORE, both born Pennsylvania), W Willis (head, 24, married at 24, electrical engineer at public utility) and Mildred M (wife, 25, married at 24, teacher at public school).

      1940 United States Federal Census: at 24 Roumfort Road, District 462, Philadelphia. PA (all GILMORE, born Pennsylvania), Willis (head, 34, electrical engineer at electric firm*), Mildred (wife, 35), William (son, 9) and Virginia (daughter, 2).

      * according to his daughter Virginia, her father "worked for the Philadelphia Electric Company his whole life, except for the war years when he was stationed here [in America] and overseas in England and Germany. My mother's diary from 1944 states that he was touring London on D-Day, but, of course, she did not know that until many weeks after the fact. He was also in the Battle of the Bulge, and his comment in a V-Mail letter understates the experience in an apology for not writing sooner -- "We've been busy." He was a Major with the PA 28th Division Artillery."

      In January 2015 Virginia added "My dad was a man of few words. The 28th Division was on R&R when they got caught in the Battle of the Bulge that winter. At home, my mother had an emergency appendectomy in that same time frame. She was convinced that Dad was missing, and she would die on the operating table, thus leaving Bill and me orphans. So much for thinking the worst! Dad came out of the war with no injuries except for a broken tooth that he got playing a pick-up basketball game while waiting for the plane home! Mother was fine in a few weeks. Thanks to the Minter grandparents for taking care of Bill and me throughout the ordeal."

    Person ID I2906  Ash, Kent
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2015 

    Family Mildred Evelyn Minter,   b. 3 Nov 1904, Germantown, PA USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1972, Philadelphia, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 18 May 1929  Philadelphia, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Married on 18 May.
    Children 
     1. William Willis GILMORE, Jr.,   b. 17 Apr 1931, Philadelphia, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 2012, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Virginia GILMORE
     3. Charles Edmund GILMORE
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F540  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 May 1905 - Philadelphia, PA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 May 1929 - Philadelphia, PA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Jan 1967 - Philadelphia, PA, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S81] Phil Simmons July 2007.