William Terrell Mantoth


William Terrell Mantoth

California, USA
Death 11 Aug 1968 (aged 39)
Tehachapi, Kern County, California, USA
Burial Tehachapi, Kern County, California, USA
Plot Lot 9, Plot 17, Section 3
Memorial ID 23183510 View Source
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California Death Index, 1940-1997
about William T Mantoth
Name: William T Mantoth
Birth Date: 10 Nov 1928
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 11 Aug 1968
Death Place: Kern
Mother's Maiden Name: Lummus

Chief Mantoth was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a kidnap-rape suspect. Chief Mantoth and two other officers went to the suspect's home after receiving a warrant on him. As Chief Mantoth followed the man to a room the suspect suddenly dashed for a closet and Chief Mantoth attempted to stop him. The suspect whirled around and opened fire with a .22 caliber pistol, striking Chief Mantoth twice. One of the other officers shot and wounded the suspect.

The 22 year-old suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to five years to life July 14, 1969. He was paroled March 18, 1976. On July 24, 1976, he was arrested in Bakersfield, California, after he kidnapped and brutally beat a woman.

Chief Mantoth had been Chief of Police for ten years. He was survived by his wife and son.

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1930 US Census
Name: William F Mantoth
Birth Year: abt 1929
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: California
Marital status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Home in 1930: Oakland, Alameda, California, USA
Map of Home: View Map
Street address: 75th Ave
Block: 3128
House Number: 2638
Dwelling Number: 206
Family Number: 206
Attended School: No
Father's Birthplace: Arkansas
Mother's Birthplace: Louisiana
Household Members:
Name Age
William C Mantoth 27
Dorthy Mantoth 22
William F Mantoth 1

1940 US Census
Name: William Terrill Mantoth
Age: 11
Estimated birth year: abt 1929
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: California
Marital status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Home in 1940: Tehachapi, Kern, California
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Street: South Green Street
House Number: 216
Inferred Residence in 1935: Oakland, Alameda, California
Residence in 1935: Oakland, Alameda, California
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Sheet Number: 9A
Attended School or College: Yes
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 4th grade
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Carl Mantoth 37
Dorothy Mantoth 32
William Terrill Mantoth 11
Alice Elizabeth Mantoth 9
Barbara Jean Mantoth 6
Robert Andrew Mantoth 4

WWII Draft cards
Name: William Terrell Mantoth
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 18
Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
Birth Place: Alameda, California, USA
Birth Date: 10 Nov 1928
Residence Place: Tehachapi, Kern, California, USA
Registration Date: 11 Nov 1946
Employer: Unemployed Student
Weight: 160
Complexion: Ruddy
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 6 3
Next of Kin: W C Mantoth
Household Members:
Name Relationship
William Terrell Mantoth Self (Head)

California Marriage Index
Name: William T Mantoth
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1929
Age: 34
Marriage Date: 19 Jan 1963
Marriage Place: Kern, California, USA
Spouse Name: Louise Yeager
Spouse Age: 40


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