Individual Record 576

Name}   Detwiller, William George (Will) Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 24 Feb 1875 Place} Monkton, Elma Twp., Perth, Ontario
Marr.1: Date} Fam 20 Jun 1904 Place} Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa     (Link)
Marr.2: Date} Exa 23 Dec 1944   C Place} King County, Washington     (Link)
Death: Date} Fam  8 Feb 1955 Place} Seattle, King, Washington
Burial: Date} Aft    8 Feb 1955 Place}  
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1}   71 = Family notes
Source 2} 353 = Family notes
Source 3} 247 = 1881 Can cen
Source 4} 942 = 1900 USA cen
Source 5} 956 = Geog history
Source 6} 944 = Birth record
Source 7} 1377=Photograph
Source 8} 407 = Newspaper
Source 9} 1539=1921 Can cen
Source 10}1372=Phone book
Source 11}943 = 1930 USA cen
Source 12}1362=Photograph
Source 13}  87 = Diary
Source 14}1375=1940 USA cen
Source 15}1381=Marriage rec
Source 16}1217=Death record
Source 17}1376=Genealogy
Source 18}1363=Genealogy
Source 19}  
Parents: } Alexander Detwiller & Elizabeth Parker
   Relationship No.} 219
1st Household No.} 86 = Fullarton Twp., Perth, Ontario
      Occupation 1} Professor
       Occupation 2} Farm worker
       Occupation 3} Salesman, stock and bonds
  Religion/Church} Presbyterian
Spouses:   Prime} Beach, Greta Mary
                              Snyder, Dorothy Mabel
 Total Number of} 2
Notes:  William George Detwiller, also known as Will, was born 24 Feb 1875 in Elma Twp., Perth, Ontario.  He was the ninth of thirteen children born to Alexander and Elizabeth Detwiller.  In the 1881 Canada census, he is found living on the family farm in Fullarton Twp, Perth.  His siblings included Rebecca, born in 1860, Marion, 1862, Elizabeth, 1865, John, 1867, Alexander, 1870, Annie, 1873, James, 1876, and Isabella, 1878.  Bertha, born in 1869, died as an infant, and Christopher, 1863, died in 1876.  By 1885, the family was complete, with the addition of Innis, 1883, and Robert, 1885.  The census records list the family as being Presbyterian.
Will is not found in the 1891 Canadian census.  He immigrated to the United States in 1892, and became a naturalized citizen.  In the 1900 U.S. census, Will was boarding with the George Sanborn family in Fonda Town, Pocahontas County, Iowa.  He was attending school.  He graduated from the Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa, in 1900 with a master's degree in didactics (education).  According to Source 1377, he played basketball with the Sioux City Giants, which played in the 1904 Olympics basketball exhibition.

Will married Greta Beach on 20 Jun 1904 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa.  At the time he was principal of the Webster school.  The couple had an unnamed child about 1907, and then a daughter, Muriel Greta in 1908.  Muriel died in 1909.  Will and Greta went west, and their daughter Elizabeth Jane was born in Oregon in 1910.  Eloise Alberta was born in Washington in 1914.  Will was principal of the Stevenson grade and high school from 1914 to 1918, and for a while the Skamania County School Superintendant.
William George Detwiller

Will and Greta moved back to Canada.  He is shown at left with his mother and three brothers.  In the 1921 Canada census, Will and his family were living in Wood Creek, Last Mountain, Saskatchewan.  He was listed as a farm worker.  The Imperial Review reports that Will worked for his brothers on their farms, and also worked as an accountant for Omer Etter.  The family returned to the United States.

In the 1927 and 1928 Seattle, Washington, City Directory, Wm G. and Greta Detwiller are listed at 3711 Cambridge, Seattle.  Will was a Vice President of Columbia Finance Corp.  In the 1930 U.S. census, William G. and Greta B. Detwiller were living at 9281 46 Ave. S.W., Seattle, Washington, with their two daughters.  Will was a salesman of stocks and bonds.  They are listed in the 1929 and 1930 Seattle, Washington, City Directory, as living here for two years.  In 1929, Will was listed as a salesman for R.H Johnston & Co.  In 1930, he is listed as a field man for the Petroleum Technical Bureau.

In the 1931 Seattle, Washington, City Directory, Wm G. and Greta are listed at 3940 W. Rose.  William was a salesman for Western General Corp.  Greta died 7 Oct 1931.  In Jun 1936, he met his cousin Mary Noble at the train station in Seattle, when she was on a train trip to visit family members.

In the 1940 U.S. census, Will was living with his son-in-law and daughter, Norbert and Eloise Camden, in Lakewood, King, Washington.  Will was listed as a house painter.  On 23 Dec 1944, he married Dorothy Mabel Snyder.  She died 31 Mar 1951.  Will died 8 Feb 1955, in Seattle, Washington at the age of 80.  His burial place is unknown.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photos} William George
Immigr'n Date} 1892 Port} N/A
Education: Grade} MA, Education   or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 24 Jan 2014
Date Created}  13 Mar 1994
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