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William Edward Fillenwarth
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Birth: Jun. 19, 1877
Monona
Clayton County
Iowa, USA
Death: Nov. 29, 1962
Britt
Hancock County
Iowa, USA

Extract from the 1880 Census:
Name: William Fillenwarth
Age: 3
Estimated birth year: 1877
Birthplace: Iowa
Race: white
Sex: male
Relationship to head-of-household: son
Home in 1880: Wagner, Clayton, Iowa
Marital status: single
Father's birthplace: Indiana
Mother's birthplace: Iowa [sic]
Father's occupation: farmer
Occupation: none
Siblings living at home: Clary (age 4) and Magie (2)
Census place: Wagner, Clayton, Iowa; Roll: T9_333; Family History Film: 1254333; Page: 560.2000; Enumeration District: 148; Image: 0764
Date: 2 Jun 1880

Extract from the 1900 Census:
Name: William Fillenwarth
Age at last birthday: 22
Date of birth: Jun 1877
Birthplace: Iowa
Race: white
Sex: male
Relationship to head-of-house: head
Home in 1900: Moore, Ransom, North Dakota
Marital status: married
Number of years of marriage: 1
Able to read, write and speak English: yes
Father's birthplace: Indiana
Mother's birthplace: Iowa [sic]
Farm or home: farm
Home owned or rented: owned
Mortgage: yes
Occupation: farmer
Census place: Moore, Ransom, North Dakota; Roll: T623 1231; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 131
Date: 14 Jun 1900

Extract from the 1910 Census:
Name: William E Fillenwarth
Age in 1910: 32
Estimated birth year: 1878
Birthplace: Iowa
Race: white
Sex: male
Home in 1910: Britt Township, Hancock, Iowa
Address: Third Street
Marital status: married
Number of years of present marriage: 11
Able to speak English: yes
Able to read and write: yes
Father's birthplace: Indiana
Mother's birthplace: Ohio
Farm or house: house
Home owned or rented: owned; no mortgage
Occupation: laborer
Type of industry: odd jobs
Salary or wage worker: wages
Whether out of work on April 15, 1910: no
Number of weeks out of work in 1909: 20
Census place: Britt, Hancock, Iowa; Roll: T624_393; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 130; Image: 323
Date: 20 Apr 1910

Extract from World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:
Name: William Edward Fillenworth [sic]
City: Garner
County: Hancock
State: Iowa
Birth date: 19 Jun 1877
Race: white
Roll: 1643111
Draft board: 0
Address: Britt, Hancock, Iowa
Occupation: laborer
Employer: F B Glidden
Where employed: Britt, Hancock, Iowa
Nearest relative: Mrs. Gladys E. Fillenwarth
Address: Britt, Hancock, Iowa
Age: 41
Height: medium
Build: medium
Eyes: brown
Hair: dark
Disability: none
Date: 12 Sep 1918

Extract from the 1920 Census:
Name: William E Fillenwarth
Age: 41
Estimated birth year: 1879
Birthplace: Iowa
Race: white
Sex: male
Relationship to head of house: head
Home in 1920: Britt, Hancock, Iowa
Address: Third Street
Marital status: married
Able to speak English: yes
Able to read and write: yes
Home owned or rented: owned; no mortgage
Father's birthplace: Indiana
Mother's birthplace: Ohio
Occupation: laborer
Type of industry: common
Salary or wage worker: wages
Census place: Britt, Hancock, Iowa; Roll: T625_492; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 143; Image: 113
Date: 13 Jan 1920

Extract from the 1930 Census:
Name: William E Fillenwarth
Age: 52
Estimated birth year: 1878
Birthplace: Iowa
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head-of-house: head
Home in 1930: Britt, Hancock, Iowa
Marital status: married
Age at first marriage: 21
Education: able to speak English
Education: able to read and write
Father's birthplace: Indiana
Mother's birthplace: Ohio
Military service: no
Rent/home value: owns home; value $3500
Owns a radio: no
Occupation: contractor
Industry: concrete
Salary or wage worker: employer
Census place: Britt, Hancock, Iowa; Roll: 657; Page: ; Enumeration District: 9; Image: 703.0
Date: 16 Apr 1930

Extract from the 1940 Census:
Name: William Fillenwarth
Age: 62
Estimated birth year: 1878
Birthplace: Iowa
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head-of-house: head
Home in 1940: Britt, Hancock, Iowa
Address: 254 3rd Street
Marital status: married
Highest grade of school completed: high school 4 years
Living on farm: no
Home owned or rented: owned
Value of home: $2500
Place of residence in 1935: same house
Occupation: laborer
Industry: public
Salary or wage worker: wages
Number of weeks worked in 1939: 52
Amount of money wages or salary: $610
Has other income of more than $50: yes
At work during week of March 24-30: yes
Number of hours worked: 5
Census place: Britt, Hancock, Iowa; Roll: T627_1164; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 41-9
Date: Apr 1940

Will Fillenwarth married Gladys. They moved to a farm in North Dakota, which failed in the Depression. They returned to Britt, and he became a builder and contractor. He built the Heacox house, as well as sidewalks and also hauled coal.

Obituary from the "Mason City Globe-Gazette" of Mason City, Iowa dated 29 Nov 1962:
W. Fillenwarth
dies at Britt;
Rites Saturday
Britt - William Fillenwarth, 85, died Thursday morning at the Westview Rest Home here. He had been in ill health five years. Funeral services are set tentatively for Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Methodist Church preceded by a prayer service at the Boughton Funeral Home. The Rev. Warren S. Paige will officiate. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.
Born June 19, 1877, at Monona, he was the son of John and Louisa Trappe Fillenwarth. He was graduated in 1895 from Britt High School. He was employed as a trucker most of his life. He was married to Gladys Bailey March 29, 1899.
Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Forest (Fern) Reibsamen [sic], Britt, Mrs. Paul (Daisy) Higdon, South Bend, Ind.; a son, Dale, Tonawanda, N.Y.; nine grandchildren, a brother, Arthur, Spirit Lake. He was preceded by an infant son and a sister.

He married Gladys Ella Bailey 29 Mar 1899 in Britt, Hancock, Iowa.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Fillenwarth (1850 - 1926)
  Louisa Trappe Fillenwarth (1857 - 1930)
 
 Spouse:
  Gladys Ella Bailey Fillenwarth (1878 - 1971)*
 
 Children:
  Forest Fillenwarth (1893 - 1893)*
  Fern Caroline Fillenwarth Reibsamen (1905 - 1993)*
  Dale Gordon Fillenwarth (1908 - 1989)*
  Daisy Glenn Fillenwarth Higdon (1916 - 2000)*
 
 Siblings:
  Clara Isabella Fillenwarth Zuehl (1876 - 1945)*
  William Edward Fillenwarth (1877 - 1962)
  Arthur Theodore Fillenwarth (1887 - 1971)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

FILLENWARTH
Gladys E.
1878 - 1971
William E.
1877 - 1962
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Britt
Hancock County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Richard Rhode
Record added: Jun 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54149925
William Edward Fillenwarth
Added by: Richard Rhode
 
William Edward Fillenwarth
Added by: Richard Rhode
 
William Edward Fillenwarth
Added by: Peter M Jensen
 
 
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 Added: Jun. 26, 2010
 
 
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