William Windett

William Windett

Birth
Champaign, Champaign County, Illinois, USA
Death 26 Mar 1938 (aged 84)
Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA
Burial What Cheer, Keokuk County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 101239926 · View Source
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Son of Edward and Parthenia Windett. Had at least 2 siblings - Mary and Edward. Married 3 times. 1st to Catherine Kitty Bushnell - had 1 daughter, Anna. 2nd to Clara Sherwood - had 3 children, Olive, Lucile and Gladys. 3rd to Julia Flekenstein.

1910 FEDERAL CENSUS
Name: William C Windett
Age in 1910: 55
Birth Year: abt 1855
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1910: Washington, Keokuk, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Clara E Windett
Father's Birthplace: Illinois
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Household Members: Name Age
William C Windett 55 self
Clara E Windett 44 2nd wife
Anna F Windett 25 step daughter
Olive F Windett 20 daughter
Lucile M Windett 18 daughter
Gladys C Windett 10 daughter

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William's mother: Parthenia/Parthena Calkins Windett.

Find A Grave contributor Kathryn Maxwell has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for William Windett.
Suggestion: William C. Windett, 84, of Cedar Rapids, died at a hospital Saturday at 12:50 p.m. following a brief illness. His death was caused by a stroke.
In addition to his wife he is survived by four daughters, Olive F., Lucille M., Gladys C. Windett, all of Chicago, and Anita Langerquist, of Denver, Colorado.
Funeral service was at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the Turner chapel at Ceadr Rapids, and at Mehtodist church at What Cheer yesterday at 2 p.m. with service by the Rev. John Porath. Burial was at Highland cemetery.
Mr. Windett was born November 25, 1853, at Champaign, Illinois, and had lived in Iowa for the last 57 years most of that time being spent in What Cheer, where he was a cashier of What Cheer Savings bank. He went to Cedar Rapids in 1925, and made him home there since that time.
Mr. Windett was a member of the Methodist church, the Odd Fellows, Modern Woodmen of the World, and the Masonic lodge of What Cheer. He was a member of the Iowa legislature in 1918 and 1919 and spent much of his time in following politics.
Mr. Windett named the original “Pumpkin Vine” railroad which ran from Belle Plaine to Buxton. Since 1925 he had devoted his life to his chief hobbies of mechanics, gardening and natural science.
Mr. Windett married Kitty Bushnell who preceded him in death in 1880; he then married Clara E. Sherwood, who died in 1916; and in 1920 he married Julia Flekenstein at Mankato, Minnesota, who survives him.
Mr. Windett studied electrical engineering after his second marriage and organized the electric light company in What Cheer. At the age of 82 he built an addition to him home without assistance or special instruction. He also designed an automatic railroad signal which railroad engineers declared was sound and practical
—What Cheer Patriot Chronicle


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  • Maintained by: Kathryn Maxwell
  • Originally Created by: KEN DOTY BROWN
  • Added: 24 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101239926
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Windett (25 Nov 1853–26 Mar 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101239926, citing Highland Cemetery, What Cheer, Keokuk County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Kathryn Maxwell (contributor 47770246) .