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Elder Willis Putman
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Birth: May 6, 1864
Van Wert County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 5, 1950
Mercer County
Ohio, USA

Elder Willis was a son of Peter Putman and Sarah Elizabeth Putman. He married Arlena Mary Gaier.

According to their wedding announcement, Elder Willis was "energetic in society, honest in business and a friend to all that knew him. He treated the boys with two kegs of refreshments."

Elder Willis farmed 181 acres in Liberty Township, Sec. 29, the original Peter Putman homeplace where he was born. He built a "handsome and commodious frame farm residence" in 1893. For eighteen years, he operated a steam thresher for which he was contracted by other farmers. They also had six producing oil wells on their property. Later, he became a truck driver for the public schools.

After Lena's death in 1921, he moved into a stucco house in Ohio City. On September 19, 1926, Elder Willis attended the Putman Reunion at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter Putman (1802 - 1885)
  Sarah Elizabeth Neiferd Putman (1828 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Arlena Mary Gaier Putman (1869 - 1921)*
 
 Children:
  Walter Edward Putman (1891 - 1969)*
  Clarence Homer Putman (1893 - 1970)*
  Glenn Martin Putman (1895 - 1978)*
  Gaylord O. Putman (1898 - 1900)*
  Archibald Victor Putman (1900 - 1951)*
  Esther Lois Putman Switzer (1902 - 1991)*
  Luther Leland Putman (1904 - 1992)*
  DeLoyd Merrit Putman (1906 - 1979)*
  Naomi Maxine Putman Longsworth (1908 - 2001)*
  Ivan Markwood Putman (1910 - 1961)*
  Ilo Kathryn Putman Grundstrom (1914 - 2002)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alexander Putman (1828 - ____)**
  Isaac Putman (1829 - 1894)**
  Rosannah Putman Ickes (1831 - 1897)**
  John Putman (1833 - 1922)**
  Mary Putman Brewer (1838 - 1864)**
  Mariah Putman Shaffer (1840 - 1931)**
  Daniel H. Whitmore (1847 - 1939)**
  Winfield Scott Putman (1854 - 1935)*
  Zachariah Taylor Putman (1855 - 1932)*
  Jasper Newton Putman (1857 - 1939)*
  Peter Farmer Putman (1858 - 1900)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Putman Hurraw (1860 - 1940)*
  Francis Marion Putman (1862 - 1939)*
  Elder Willis Putman (1864 - 1950)
  Arminta Putman King (1866 - 1938)*
  William Clarke Putman (1869 - 1924)*
  Clara B. Putman Chivington (1872 - 1957)*
  Andrew Putman (1873 - 1874)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Ridge Slater Cemetery
Van Wert County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Judy Llamas
Record added: Jul 29, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15080007
Elder Willis Putman
Added by: Judy Llamas
 
Elder Willis Putman
Added by: Judy Llamas
 
Elder Willis Putman
Added by: Judy Llamas
 
 
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- Steve
 Added: Aug. 20, 2012
Rest in Peace
- ~ eia ~
 Added: Mar. 29, 2009
 
 
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