Fred Granger Stilwell

Individual

Born: 9 Jul 1869 in Iowa, USA

Died: ? in (unknown)

Father: Hilas H. Stilwell (c. 1841 – ?)

Mother: Elizabeth Bowen (? – ?)

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Lillie Clarissa Maris (1869 – ?)

Married: Abt 1899 in ?

Child: Florence G. Stilwell (1900 – ?)

Notes:

Though born in Iowa and living there in 1900 and 1925, Fred and his family were living in Grand Junction, Colorado in 1910. This may have been due to his move from farming to working as a brakeman for a freight train company. By 1930 at least, he was back to farming in Iowa. [1900,1910,1930 USC; 1925 ISC]

A family reminiscence talks about Fred husking black walnuts in the corn sheller and getting that certain "odor." [PVT]

Change Date

This data was last changed on 5 Apr 2009, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

(see About Sources)

1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth, marriage, notes]
1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, marriage, notes]
1925 Iowa State Census
[applies to name, birth, notes]
1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth]
Private (Spear Birth and Death Dates Notebook)
Handwritten pages, many hands, many inks. Fragile binding and paper, but with numerous names and dates of birth or death. [applies to name, birth]

Research Notes (source comments, unreliable information)

The 1925 Iowa Census records that Fred served in the Army during World War I, though he would have been around 47 at the time. There is also an indication that he served during the Spanish-American War (he would have been about 28), but the text is indistinct, having two words overlapped. (Any difference is indistinct in the copy that I saw). The overlaid word may be Army. In any case, it does not appear to be simply crossed out.