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 Nott Waldo Antrim

Nott Waldo Antrim

Birth
Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA
Death 9 Jun 1956 (aged 74)
Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 93354257 · View Source
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In the many local (Peru, Indiana) newspaper articles in 1942-1946 articles about the World War II heroism, capture and release of Mary and Nott's son Richard the articles always refer to Richard as the son of Mary Antrim of Peru. Never once, in the articles I have seen, is there mention of Mr. Nott Antrim. And yet Richard's father was alive at the time. So perhaps Mary and Nott were not together. Nott may have been living someplace other than at Peru. (Explained below.)

The following is from “The Descendants of John Antrim 1616-1718” by Julia Antrim Laylon, June 2000: “Minnie, Nott’s sister, describes Nott as having a sweet and affectionate disposition as a boy. He worshiped his mother, who died when he was only thirteen, and he was then raised by his stepmother, Ida, and his father, who was very strict.

"He married Mary Margaret Wickler, who grew up in Washington Township, on November 7, 1906. Soon after their marriage they moved to Waukegan, Illinois. A year later, their first son, Richard was born.

“In 1910 Mary, Nott and Richard were living with Mary’s mother, Rebecca Ford Wickler on a farm in Washington Twp, Miami County, Indiana. Nott’s and Mary’s daughter Virginia was born in 1914, and a son, Robert in 1916. The family then moved to St. Louis, where Nott worked as a supervisor in a gas plant. (1920 Missouri Census.)

“In a letter Minnie wrote to her nephew, she said that as a young man, Nott had become an alcoholic. But after moving to St. Louis he realized he could no longer ‘touch the stuff.’ The marriage, however, did not survive. The 1920 census shows that Nott was no longer living with the family. Mary and the children moved back to Peru, Indiana, where they lived at 22½ West 5th St. Mary’s mother lived with them. Nott lived alone on Reilly Avenue in St. Louis. Nott and Mary were divorced, after which Nott moved to Gary, Indiana. Mary taught school to help support herself and her family, while Nott worked hard and contributed to the children’s welfare. In 1931 Nott was living in Berwyn, Illinois.

“Nott served in World War II, but it is not known how and where he served. The family has a photo of him in his World War II military uniform.

“Eventually Nott moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas, where he bought property and married Magdelen. There he died on June 6, 1956.”


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  • Created by: Carol Beck
  • Added: 9 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93354257
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nott Waldo Antrim (6 Aug 1881–9 Jun 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93354257, citing Mount Hope Cemetery Mausoleum and Crematory, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Carol Beck (contributor 47592652) .