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 William McNutt Meriwether

William McNutt Meriwether

Birth
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Death 15 Sep 1957 (aged 69)
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Burial San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA
Plot T, 3735
Memorial ID 86860400 · View Source
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San Mateo Times (San Mateo, California)
17 September 1957


In San Francisco, September 15, 1957, William M. Meriwether, beloved husband of Mrs. Eleanor Meriwether, Belmont; father of Capt. William Meriwether, Germany, Mrs. G. E. Raycroft and Mrs. C. E. Denny, both of Houston, Texas; brother of Mrs. Overton Brooks, Shreveport, La.; grandfather of seven. A member of El Karuba shrine and the American Legion, Shreveport, La. A native of Tennessee, age 64 (sic: 69) years.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 18, 1957, at 2:30 p.m. at the White Oaks chapel, 1696 El Camino Real, San Carlos. Interment Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno.

Note:

“When WWII started and a certain movie star went into the army with lots of publicity, dad decided he, too, would go back in. He had served in WWI. To get back in, he lied about his birth date, making himself a tad younger. When I came back from Newfoundland to go to OCS, he was a buck private in the engineers at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., already showing the younger ones how to build stuff without architect or plans. He had been a builder in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. He was quite a guy.” (WMM Jr.)

Headstone shows the birth date he used to enlist in WW2. His WW1 draft registration shows the correct date of 1887.


Gravesite Details TMSI [8299]

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  • Created by: The Meriwether Society, Inc.
  • Added: 16 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86860400
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William McNutt Meriwether (14 Dec 1887–15 Sep 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86860400, citing Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by The Meriwether Society, Inc. (contributor 46827721) .