Individual Record 1248

Name}   Detwiller, William Henry (Bill) Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 31 Mar 1924 Place} Tyrol Twp., Griggs, North Dakota
Marr.: Date} Fam 15 Jun 1951 Place}       (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  5 May 1987 Place} Cooperstown, Griggs, North Dakota
Burial: Date} Fam  7 May 1987 Place} Cooperstown Cemetery, Cooperstown, Griggs, North Dakota
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 353 = Family notes
Source 2} 967 = 1925 ND cen
Source 3} 968 = 1930 USA cen
Source 4} 1269=1940 USA cen
Source 5} 373 = Geog history
Source 6} 865 = Military rec
Source 7} 1004=Index
Source 8} 1018=Death record
Source 9} 1545=Death record
Source 10}553 = S.S. record
Source 11}385 = Obituary
Source 12}963 = Cemetery rec
Parents: } Harry Russel Detwiller & Lillian Ellen Williams
   Relationship No.} 261
1st Household No.} 407 = Tyrol Twp., Griggs, North Dakota
      Occupation 1} Farm worker
       Occupation 2} Business owner
  Religion/Church} Lutheran
Spouses:   Prime} Knapp, Betty
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  William Henry Detwiller was born 31 Mar 1924 in Tyrol Twp., Griggs, North Dakota.  He was the second child of Harry Russel Detwiller and Lillian Ellen Williams.  He had an older sister, Mary Evelyn, born in 1921.  In the 1925 North Dakota census, his father was farming on the original Detwiller family farm, 7 miles north of Cooperstown in Tyrol Twp., Griggs County.  By the 1930 U.S. census, Catherine Eileen, born in 1926 and Patrick Roger, 1929, were included in the family.  The family was still together in the 1940 U.S. census.  William had four years of high school.

William enlisted in the U.S. Army on 29 Nov 1945 at Fort Snelling, Minnesota.  He served in the U.S. Army of Occupations in Japan and Korea, and was discharged 14 Feb 1947.  He returned to Coopersville, where he was employed, and then owned and operated a Standard Oil bulk dealership.  He also owned and operated Bill's Standard Service Station for many years.

William married Betty Knapp on 15 Jun 1951.  The couple had a son and a daughter.  William died 5 May 1987 in Cooperstown.  The services were held at the Trinity Lutheran Church on 7 May 1987.  He is buried in the Cooperstown Cemetery, Cooperstown, Griggs, North Dakota.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photos} None
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} High School       or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service} Army                        for the State of} United States
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 16 Jun 2014
Date Created}  30 May 1999
Copyright © 2014 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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