Individual Record 1571

Name}   Maelzer, William Jennings Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam  3 Nov 1908 Place} Vermillion, Marshall, Kansas
Marr.: Date} Fam  1 Dec 1934 Place}     ,     , Kansas     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  13 Oct 1982 Place} Belle View Manor, Belleville, Republic, Kansas
Burial: Date} Exa  18 Oct 1982 Place} Milo Cemetery, Barnard, Lincoln, Kansas
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 394 = Letter
Source 2} 396 = Geog history
Source 3} 1655=1910 USA cen
Source 4} 1178=1915 KS cen
Source 5} 1178=1925 KS cen
Source 6} 1621=1930 USA cen
Source 7} 1656=1940 USA cen
Source 8} 1614=Cemetery rec
Source 9} 1659=Newspaper
Source 10}  
Parents: } Frederick William Maelzer & Mabel Etta King
     Household No.} 673
1st Household No.} 673 = Nuechatel Twp., Nemaha, Kansas
      Occupation 1} Farmer
       Occupation 2} Dog breeder
  Religion/Church} Methodist
Spouses:   Prime} Smith, Dorothy Daisy
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:   William Jennings Maelzer was born 3 Nov 1908 to Frederick William Maelzer and Mabel Etta King.  Vermillion, Marshall, Kansas, is given as his birthplace in his obituary.  In the 1910 U.S. census, the family was living in Neuchaetel Twp., Nemaha, Kansas.  His father was a general farmer.  William, 1, had an older sister Aurelia, 3.  Enumerated with the family was Clarence Dodds, 18, a farm hand.

In the 1915 Kansas census, Neuchaetel Twp., William now had a younger sister, Freida.  Living with the family were G. J. Mealzer, 69, and Elizabeth Mealzer, 67, both born in Germany, and possibly William's grandparents.

The family is not found in the 1920 U.S. census.  In the 1925 Kansas census, the family was farming in Scott Twp., Scott, Kansas.  The children at home were William, 16, Freida, 14, and now Zadie, 8.  Aurelia had died in 1923.

In the 1930 U.S. census, the family was renting and farming in Logan Twp., Ottawa, Kansas, and did not have a radio.  William J., 21, was a farm laborer, and his sisters, Freida L., 18, and Zadie D., 13, had no occupations.

William married Dorothy Daisy Smith on 1 Dec 1934.  In the 1940 U.S. census, William and Dorothy were living in Meredith Twp., Cloud, Kansas.  William was a farmer, and according to the census, had completed one year of high school.  His obituary states he was a graduate of Barnard High School.  In 1967, the couple was living eight miles east of Delphos, and were raising and selling bloodhounds and Blue Tick 'coon dogs as pets.  Dorothy moved to the Delphos Rest Home in 1977 where she spent her remaining years.  The couple had no children.

William died 13 Oct 1982 at the Belle View Manor, Belleville, Republic, Kansas.  He may have had diabetes, as the family suggested memorials to the Diabetes Foundation.  His funeral was held 18 Oct 1982 at the Shields Funeral Home, Minneapolis, the Rev. James Flick officiating.  Burial followed at Milo Cemetery, Barnard, Kansas.  He was survived by his wife and two sisters.
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}                                   for the State of}  
Health Condition} Diabetes
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 14 Jan 2015
Date Created}  23 Aug 1993
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