William Presscott Attkisson1,2,3

ID# 3950, (1888 - 1970)
FatherRobert G. Attkinsson4,5,3 (Mar 1862 - )
MotherMary C. Ham6,5,3 (Dec 1868 - )

Key Events:

Birth: 21 May 1888, Walnut, Kansas7,8
Marriage: 29 Mar 1911, Fort Scott, Bourbon Co., Kansas, Cecil M. McBride (about 1892 - 17 Feb 1930)9,10,11
Marriage: 30 Oct 1930, Los Angeles, California, Eleanor Sarah Shaw (4 Mar 1888 - 2 Jul 1972)5
Marriage: 27 May 1950, 872 Walnut Ave., Monrovia, Los Angeles Co., California, Ruth Katherine Glabe (27 Jan 1898 - 10 Apr 1967)12
Death: 14 Oct 1970, Los Angeles Co., California13
Burial: Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles Co., California14
ChartsDescendants of Jakob and Anna Katharina Glebe

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     William Presscott Attkisson was born on 21 May 1888 in Walnut, Kansas.7,8
     He appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Walnut Twp., Bourbon Co., Kansas, in the household of his parents, Robert G. Attkinsson and Mary C. Ham.4 He appeared on the 1905 State Census of Walnut, Bourbon Co., Kansas, in the household of his parents.15 He appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Walnut Twp., Bourbon Co., Kansas, in the household of his parents.16
     William married first Cecil M. McBride on 29 Mar 1911 in Fort Scott, Bourbon Co., Kansas, with W. R. Russell, probate judge, officiating.9,10,11
     William and Cecil appeared on the 1915 State Census of Walnut Twp., Bourbon Co., Kansas, reporting they were renting their home. Their daughter Lela was listed as living with them.17
     William registered for the draft for World War I on 5 Jun 1917, while living at Walnut, Kansas, reporting he was a farmer.2
     William and Cecil moved to California about 1919. They appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Whittier Twp., Los Angeles Co., California, on Mulbury, enumerated 15 Jan 1920, reporting they were renting their home. Their children Lela, Mary and Chester were listed as living with them.11
     His wife died on 17 Feb 1930 in Los Angeles Co., California.18,19
     William appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Baldwin Park, Los Angeles Co., California, at 233 So. Bressee St., enumerated 2 Apr 1930, reporting he owned a home valued at $2,500, and owned a radio. His six children were listed as living with him.20
     William married Eleanor Sarah Shaw, daughter of William Shaw and Ades Solomon, on 30 Oct 1930 in Los Angeles, California, with Rev. William E. Maison officating.5
     William and Eleanor in Baldwin Park were apparently separated, or even divorced, before 1935, as she reported in 1940 that she had been living in Los Angeles while he had continued to live in Baldwin Park. In 1940 she reported she was widowed and had resumed use of her previous married name.21
     William appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Baldwin Park, Los Angeles Co., California, at 233 So. Bressee St., enumerated 29 Apr 1940, reporting he owned a home valued at $2,000. His four younger children were listed as living with him, all reported living in the same house in 1935.22
     He was a farmer in Kansas, and after they moved to California. In the 1930 census he reported no occupation, but a few months later he was working as a roofer.17,11,23,24 He was a gardener working for county forestry by 1940. That year he reported having worked 40 hours the last week of March, and 52 weeks the prior year, earning $1,200.22
     William registered for the draft for World War II on 27 Apr 1942, while living at 233 So. Bressee Ave., Baldwin Park, California, reporting he was employed by Los Angeles County Forestry, at Morgan Park.25 He later worked as a carpenter.26
     William married third Ruth Katherine Glabe, daughter of Sebastian Glabe and Anna Katherine Ruppel, on 27 May 1950 in 872 Walnut Ave., Monrovia, Los Angeles Co., California, with Rev. P. A. MacDiarmid, Baptist minister, officiating.12
     After their marriage, William and Ruth lived in her home at 872 W. Walnut Ave., in Monrovia.27 They moved to 511 East Olive Ave, in Monrovia, by 1955, where they lived until her death.28
     William died on 14 Oct 1970 in Los Angeles Co., California, at age 82.13 He was buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles Co., California.14

Children:
     Children with Cecil M. McBride

William and Cecil's youngest daughter is believed to still be living.
  • Lela Irene Attkisson29,11,20 (2 Mar 1912 - 21 Jul 1996)
  • Mary Frances Attkisson11,20 (24 Jun 1916 - 21 Jun 2008)
  • Chester Presscott Attkisson11,20,30 (3 Oct 1918 - 25 Oct 2003)
  • Mabel M. Attkisson20,22 (3 Aug 1921 - 19 Jul 2008)
  • Opal Louise Attkisson20,22,31 (21 Jun 1924 - 2 Mar 2012)

Children:
     There were no children with Eleanor Sarah Shaw

Children:
     There were no children with Ruth Katherine Glabe

Citations

  1. [S8131] Robert Attkinsson household, 1900 U.S. Census, Bourbon Co., Kansas, shows name as William P. Attkisson.
  2. [S8140] Wm. Presscott Attkisson, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  3. [S8025] Record of Marriage Licenses, Los Angeles Co., California, 892:41, William Presscott Attkisson and Ruth Kathryn Munsell.
  4. [S8131] Robert Attkinsson household, 1900 U.S. Census, Bourbon Co., Kansas.
  5. [S8025] Record of Marriage Licenses, Los Angeles Co., California, 892:41, William Attkisson and Sarah E. Randall.
  6. [S8131] Robert Attkinsson household, 1900 U.S. Census, Bourbon Co., Kansas, shows him as the son of her husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  7. [S8131] Robert Attkinsson household, 1900 U.S. Census, Bourbon Co., Kansas, shows month, year, age 12, and state.
  8. [S8140] Wm. Presscott Attkisson, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, shows date, town, and state.
  9. [S8134] Marriage Record, Bourbon Co., Kansas, K:146, Willaim P. Attkisson and Cecil McBride, shows date, town, state, and officiant.
  10. [S8135] Wm. Attkisson household, 1915 Kansas State Census, Bourbon Co., Kansas, Walnut Twp., shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  11. [S8133] William P. Attkisson household, 1920 U.S. Census, Los Angeles Co., California.
  12. [S8025] Record of Marriage Licenses, Los Angeles Co., California, 892:41, William Presscott Attkisson and Ruth Kathryn Munsell, shows date, address, city, state and officiant.
  13. [S885] "California Death Index, 1940-1997," Ancestry.com, record for William P Attkisson, Soc. Sec. No. 559-10-6540, shows date and county.
  14. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 89637259, William Prescott Attkisson, includes photo of memorial plaque.
  15. [S8142] R. G. Attkinson household, 1905 Kansas State Census, Bourbon Co., Kansas, Walnut Twp.
  16. [S8132] Robert G. Attkinsson household, 1910 U.S. Census, Bourbon Co., Kansas.
  17. [S8135] Wm. Attkisson household, 1915 Kansas State Census, Bourbon Co., Kansas, Walnut Twp.
  18. [S4443] "California Death Index, 1905-1939," Ancestry.com, record for Cecil M Attxisson, shows date and county.
  19. [S8137] William Attkinsson household, 1930 U.S. Census, Los Angeles Co., California, shows her husband as widowed.
  20. [S8137] William Attkinsson household, 1930 U.S. Census, Los Angeles Co., California.
  21. [S8143] Eleanor S. Randall household, 1940 U.S. Census, Los Angeles Co., California.
  22. [S8139] William P. Attkisson household, 1940 U.S. Census, Los Angeles Co., California.
  23. [S8137] William Attkinsson household, 1930 U.S. Census, Los Angeles Co., California, shows occupation as none.
  24. [S8025] Record of Marriage Licenses, Los Angeles Co., California, 892:41, William Attkisson and Sarah E. Randall, shows occupation as roofer.
  25. [S8141] William Attkisson, Selective Service Registration Card, World War II, Fourth Registration.
  26. [S3697] Los Angeles Directory Co's Monrovia (California) City Directory, 1952, pg 23, shows occupation as carpenter.
  27. [S3697] Los Angeles Directory Co's Monrovia (California) City Directory, 1950, pg 22.
  28. [S8122] Polk's Monrovia-Arcadia Directory, 1955, pg 26.
  29. [S8135] Wm. Attkisson household, 1915 Kansas State Census, Bourbon Co., Kansas, Walnut Twp., shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  30. [S1500] "U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007," Ancestry.com, record for Chester Presscott Attkisson, Soc. Sec. No. 554-12-9233.
  31. [S8138] Opal Louise Smith obituary, The Los Angeles Times.