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 John “Big John” McWilliams, Jr

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John “Big John” McWilliams, Jr

  • Birth 26 Oct 1880 Odell, Livingston County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 20 May 1962 Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Specifically: Santa Catalina Island, Los Angeles Co., California
  • Memorial ID 57467774

A conservative businessman originally from Illinois who managed real estate holdings in the Pasadena-Los Angeles region. Son of John McWilliams Sr. and Clara Dana who were married in Livingston Illinois and died in Pasadena. John graduated in the class of 1901 from Princeton where he studied history. He met his first wife Julia Carolyn (Caro) Weston in Chicago in 1903, married her on January 21 1911, and moved to Pasadena to take over his father's land management business.

Their children include Julia McWilliams Child, John McWilliams III, and Dorothy D. (Dort) McWilliams Cousins. His second wife was Philadelphia McWilliams.

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  • Created by: Cori H
  • Added: 22 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57467774
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John “Big John” McWilliams, Jr (26 Oct 1880–20 May 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57467774, ; Maintained by Cori H (contributor 46481123) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, who reports a Santa Catalina Island, Los Angeles Co., California.