William Henry “Bill” Todd

William Henry “Bill” Todd

Birth
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death 15 May 1932 (aged 67)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Memorial ID 135359414 · View Source
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President of Todd Shipyards, at one time, the largest ship building company in the United States. A World War II Liberty Ship, built at his shipyard, was named in his honor. Todd Memorial Square at Columbia and Halleck Streets in Brooklyn is also named for him.

William Todd was a fire buff and was a member of several fire-related clubs in New York. After his passing, his daughter endowed a medal of valor in his name for the FDNY.

Died as the result of a fractured skull after falling down a flight of fourteen stairs in his home in Brooklyn.


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  • Created by: Gary Urbanowicz
  • Added: 3 Sep 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 135359414
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry “Bill” Todd (27 Nov 1864–15 May 1932), Find a Grave Memorial no. 135359414, citing The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Gary Urbanowicz (contributor 47731674) .