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Fred Basil Gilchrist
Birth: Oct. 17, 1925
Cordova
Walker County
Alabama, USA
Death: Mar. 27, 1997
Gadsden
Etowah County
Alabama, USA

U.S. VETERAN

Fred Basil Gilchrist was a native of Cordova, Alabama and had resided in Gadsden since 1935. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Basil was director of the Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Alabama for 35 years, and worked on the staff of the Gadsden Center for Cultural Arts. He is survived by wife, Jane Moore Gilchrist; two sisters, June and Jessie, and their husbands; nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Silas J and Eran E Dupree Gilchrist. Basil was the first yearbook editor of Emma Sansom High School, played in the band and graduated in 1943. In 1944, Basil joined the U.S. Army and served as a medic aboard troop ships sailing to Europe. Upon discharge, he attended University of Alabama and graduated in 1950. He was working on his Master's at Auburn and teaching Science and Speech at Disque Middle School when he learned of a job opening as Unit Director of the much-needed Boys Club in East Gadsden. In 1985 he received the Governor's Arts Award from the Alabama State Arts Council. With his actor's voice and bearing, he was a popular choice for special appearances from playing King Arthur in Birmingham's Town and Gown Theater in the 1960s, to Gadsden's Sesqui- centennial in 1996 portraying riverboat Capt James Lafferty in the re-enactment of the 1846 arrival of the first steamboat here. Basil is remembered as a humanitarian, showman, educator and good citizen who never said "no" to a worthy cause. Basil was a positive influence on the lives of thousands of young people during the 35 years serving the Boys and Girls Club. His friends were legion.
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U.S. Federal 1940 Census (w/parents)
Home in 1940
35 E Tuscaloosa Ave, Gadsden, Etowah, Ala
Household Members
Head: Silas J Gilchrist 41
Wife: Eran E Gilchrist 37
Son: Basil Gilchrist 14
Daughter: June M Gilchrist 10
Daughter: Jessie Vann Gilchrist 6

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
Name: Fred Basil Gilchrist
Service Info.: TEC 3 US ARMY WORLD WAR II
Birth Date: 17 Oct 1925
Death Date: 27 Mar 1997
Cemetery: Rainbow Memorial Park
Cemetery Addr:1440 W Grand Av Gadsden, Al

MILITARY GRAVE SEARCH:
Fred Basil Gilchrist, Gadsden, Ala
Rainbow Memorial Gardens [Park] LLC
1440 W. Grand Ave, Gadsden, Ala 35904
Birth: Oct 17 1925
Death: Mar 27 1997
Age: 71
Branch: US ARMY; Rank: TEC 3
War: WORLD WAR II
Fred Gilchrist TEC 3, Gadsden, AL

SS Applications, Claims Index, 1936-2007
Name: Fred Basil Gilchrist [Basil Gilchrist]
SSN: 419-xx-xxxx
Gender: Male; Race: White
Birth Date: 17 Oct 1925
Birth Place: Cordova, Walker, Alabama
Father Name: Silas J Gilchrist
Mother Name: Eran E Dupree
Death Date: 27 Mar 1997
NOTES:
May 1943: Name listed FRED BASIL GILCHRIST
Apr 1997: Name listed as BASIL GILCHRIST

 
 
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 Parents:
  Silas Jefferson Gilchrist (1898 - 1976)
  Eran Eunice Dupree Gilchrist (1902 - 1988)
 
Inscription:
TEC 3 US ARMY WWII
 
Note: MEDIC ABOARD TROOP SHIPS
 
Burial:
Rainbow Memorial Park
Rainbow City
Etowah County
Alabama, USA
Plot: 109 D3
 
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Record added: Sep 17, 2012
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