William Hilton Huggitt1,2,3

ID# 17919, (1886 - 1951)

Key Events:

Birth: 27 Jul 1886, Millom, England4,5,6
Marriage: 31 Oct 1914, New Orleans, Louisiana, Marguerite Bettison (25 Sep 1889 -7,8,9 )
Marriage: Mavis Frances Hamby (8 Sep 1913 - 14 Sep 1996)10
Death: 26 Aug 1951, San Diego Co., California11,12
Burial: 30 Aug 1951, Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California13

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     William Hilton Huggitt was born on 27 Jul 1886 in Millom, England.4,5,6
     William arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana, on 4 Apr 1914, aboard the Colonian, having departed Liverpool, England 14 Mar 1914.14,15,16 He was naturalized on 5 Mar 1920 in Los Angeles, California.17,18
     William married first Marguerite Bettison on 31 Oct 1914 in New Orleans, Louisiana.7,8,9
     William and Marguerite appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California, at 522 North Commonwealth Ave., enumerated 9 Jan 1920, reporting the family rented it's home, apparently part of the dwelling occupied by widow Marie F. Forsberg. Their daughter Marguerite was listed as living with them.19
     William and Marguerite appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, at 7935 Burthe St., enumerated 2 Apr 1930, reporting that the family rented its home, for $50 per month, and did not own a radio. Their children Marguerite, William, James and Harry were listed as living with them.20
     William and Marguerite appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, at 528 Passera Ct., enumerated 9 Apr 1940, reporting that the famiy rented its home for $27 per month, and that they had lived in the same city in 1935. Their children William, James and Harry were listed as living with them.21
     William was a commander in the U.S. Navy in World War II, entering the service 16 Nov 1940.13
     He was a clerk at an oil company office in 1920 in Los Angeles, California, and a ship master at a steamship company by 1930. In 1940 he was a supervisor in a WPA bedding project, reporting that he had been out of work 65 weeks ("public emergency work" was counted as out of work), and had worked 52 weeks, earning $1,611 the prior year ("public emergency work" was counted here) in Los Angeles, California.22,23,24
     William married second Mavis Frances Hamby.10
     William died on 26 Aug 1951 in San Diego Co., California, at age 65.11,12 He was buried on 30 Aug 1951 in Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California.13

Children:
     Children with Marguerite Bettison:

  • Marguerite L. Huggitt3,20 (22 Jun 1916 - )
  • William Hilton Huggitt Jr.20,21 (22 Dec 1920 - 19 May 1990)
  • James H. Huggitt20,21 (9 Aug 1925 - 5 Jun 1987)
  • Harry T. Huggitt20,21 (9 Aug 1925 - 18 Nov 1997)

Children:
     There were no children with Mavis Frances Hamby

Citations

  1. [S3508] William Hilton William Hilton Huggitt, naturalization file (19 Sep 1857), Declaration of Intention, Petition for Naturalization, and Order of Court Admitting Petitioner.
  2. [S3349] "New Orleans, Louisiana, Marriage Records," Ancestry.com, record for William Hilton Huggitt and Margaret Bettison Thurston.
  3. [S3506] William H. Huggitt household, 1920 U.S. Census, Los Angeles Co., California.
  4. [S3508] William Hilton William Hilton Huggitt, naturalization file (19 Sep 1857), Declaration of Intention and Petition for Naturalization, both show date, town, and country.
  5. [S3349] "New Orleans, Louisiana, Marriage Records," Ancestry.com, record for William Hilton Huggitt and Margaret Bettison Thurston, shows age 28 when married 31 Oct 1914.
  6. [S3506] William H. Huggitt household, 1920 U.S. Census, Los Angeles Co., California, shows age 33 and country.
  7. [S3349] "New Orleans, Louisiana, Marriage Records," Ancestry.com, record for William Hilton Huggitt and Margaret Bettison Thurston, shows date.
  8. [S3508] William Hilton William Hilton Huggitt, naturalization file (19 Sep 1857), Petition for Naturalization, shows married.
  9. [S3507] William H. Huggitt household, 1930 U.S. Census, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, shows married, and his first marriage at age 28 and hers at 25.
  10. [S3509] William H. Huggitt, Report of Interment, Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, shows her as his widow.
  11. [S885] "California Death Index, 1940-1997," Ancestry.com, record for William Hilton Huggitt, Soc Sec no 435-16-3025, shows date and county.
  12. [S1041] "U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006," Ancestry.com, record for William H Huggitt, shows date.
  13. [S1041] "U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006," Ancestry.com, record for William H Huggitt.
  14. [S3508] William Hilton William Hilton Huggitt, naturalization file (19 Sep 1857), Declaration of Intention and Petition for Naturalization, show dates, vessel, and ports.
  15. [S3506] William H. Huggitt household, 1920 U.S. Census, Los Angeles Co., California, shows year.
  16. [S3507] William H. Huggitt household, 1930 U.S. Census, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, shows year.
  17. [S3508] William Hilton William Hilton Huggitt, naturalization file (19 Sep 1857), Order of Court Admitting Petitioner, shows date.
  18. [S3507] William H. Huggitt household, 1930 U.S. Census, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, shows naturalized.
  19. [S3506] William H. Huggitt household, 1920 U.S. Census, Los Angeles Co., California, shows the family in same dwelling as Marie Gordon.
  20. [S3507] William H. Huggitt household, 1930 U.S. Census, Orleans Parish, Louisiana.
  21. [S3554] Grace Wheatley household, 1940 U.S. Census, Orleans Parish, Louisiana.
  22. [S3506] William H. Huggitt household, 1920 U.S. Census, Los Angeles Co., California, shows occupation as clerk, industry as oil company office.
  23. [S3507] William H. Huggitt household, 1930 U.S. Census, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, shows occupation as ship master, industry as steamship co.
  24. [S3554] Grace Wheatley household, 1940 U.S. Census, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, shows he was working at public emergency work, occupation as supervisor, industry as bedding project WPA.