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William Thomas Rankin, I
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Birth: Dec. 23, 1890
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 1970
Fort Hamilton
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA

William Thomas Rankin I (1890-1970) was a US Army Sergeant in World War I and later an inspector at the Barge Office in New York City. (b. December 23, 1890; Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, 07307, USA - d. New Year's Eve, December 31, 1970; Veteran's Hospital, Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York City, New York, 11220, USA) Social Security Number 079163240.

He was the son of George S. Rankin (1866-1943) and Catherine Doyle (1869-1897). Katherine died at a young age in Manhattan on April 28, 1897. Her death certificate number was "13133" and she was listed as "Katherine Rankin".

He was born on December 23, 1890 in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey.

His siblings include: Frank Rankin (1892-1970); Esther Rankin (1894-1959) who married Frank Fowler (1881-1944); and Mary Irene Rankin (1895-1988) who married Christopher Kuhlmann (1890-1978).

World War I:
He started military service on May 18, 1917 and ended on June 18, 1919. He was a mess sergeant in the US Army.

He married Catherine Agnes McLaughlin (1893-1989) on June 24, 1926 at Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church, 14 Greenville Avenue, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey.

He died in 1970 when he was living at 2040 Wellwood Avenue Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York.

He was interred at the Long Island National Cemetery on January 05, 1971.

He was born the day before Christmas Eve and he died on New Years Eve.

He was married to Agnes McLaughlin (1893-1989). Catherine Agnes McLaughlin (1893-1989) was the second cousin, twice removed of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ).

Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on July 14, 2003.

Family links: 
  George S. Rankin (1866 - 1943)
  Catherine Doyle Rankin (1869 - 1897)
  Catherine Agnes McLaughlin Rankin (1893 - 1989)*
  Owen Kevin Rankin (1932 - 1991)*
*Calculated relationship
Long Island National Cemetery
East Farmingdale
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Plot: Grave 2P, Section 5457
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: Jul 14, 2003
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William Thomas Rankin, I
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
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