Gaston William Foote

Gaston William Foote

Birth
Argyle, Sanilac County, Michigan, USA
Death 24 Aug 1974 (aged 79)
Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, USA
Burial Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 35663931 · View Source
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Gaston William Foote was born 11 May 1895 in Argyle, Sanilac Co., Michigan to Henry Franklin and Adelaide Mary (Peters) Foote. From birth until the age of 22, he resided with his parents in Argyle, Sanilac Co., Michigan. He was schooled until the 8th grade and helped his father on the farm and any other odd jobs he could get. In the early part of the 1920s, he arrived in the town of Chambersburg, Illinois where he met his future wife. At the age of 28, he married Maude Frances Coonrod on 1 December 1923. It is not clear exactly where Gaston and Maude were married as their marriage certificate can not be located. There is some evidence to indicate Beardstown, Cass Co., Illinois. He had four children: Martha Frances, Gaston Wayne, Dorothy Elizabeth and Margaret Ann. In his early years, Gaston did farm labor. By the 1930 Census for Jacksonville, Morgan Co., Illinois, he is doing work as a contractor. He owned a contracting business with his brother, Frank called “Foote Brothers Contractors”. They installed water systems in several towns in Illinois including Hillsboro, Bluffs, Beardstown and Chandlerville. Having moved to Jacksonville between the birth of his daughter, Martha Frances and son, Gaston Wayne, he remained in the town for his remaining years. They made their home at 312 North Church in Jacksonville. His wife, Maude, died on 11 April 1969. Gaston passed away 24 August 1974 at Modern Care Nursing Home in Jacksonville, Morgan Co., Illinois. His death certificate lists his former occupation as Job inspector for Caldwell-Rhodes Engineering company. He was buried at Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Jacksonville, Morgan Co., Illinois on 27 August 1974. Gaston was a member of the Jacksonville Checkers League. Gaston was a hard worker and in the early years of his children's lives was away a lot but when he was home, he had time for all of his children. He made each one feel as if they were his favorite.

Gaston William Foote is my grandfather.



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  • Created by: Janna (Johnson) Zachary
  • Added: 8 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35663931
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gaston William Foote (10 May 1895–24 Aug 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35663931, citing Jacksonville Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Janna (Johnson) Zachary (contributor 47115449) .