William Theodore Shols1,2,3

ID# 3953, (1897 - 1978)
FatherErasmus Ross Shols4,5,6 (24 Jul 1864 - 13 May 1937)
MotherLouise Marie Wienand7,8,6 (Aug 1866 - 24 Dec 1951)

Key Events:

Birth: 14 Aug 1897, Charlotte Twp., Illinois9,10,11
Marriage: 6 Jun 1923, Evangelical Church, Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois, Alice Serene Glabe (2 Jan 1902 - 3 Mar 1957)12,13
Death: 26 Aug 1978, Chico, Butte Co., California14,15
Burial: 30 Aug 1978, Chatsworth Cemetery, Chatsworth, Illinois6
ChartsDescendants of Jakob and Anna Katharina Glebe

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Narrative:

     William Theodore Shols was born on 14 Aug 1897 in Charlotte Twp., Illinois.9,10,11 He appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Charlotte Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois, in the household of his parents, Erasmus Ross Shols and Louise Marie Wienand.4
     He moved to town with his parents between 1900 and 1910. He appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois, in the household of his parents.5
     William was in the U.S. Army in World War I, enlisting 26 Jun 1918. He was discharged 25 Jun 1919.16,17
     He appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Fourth St., Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois, in the household of his parents Erasmus Ross Shols and Louise Marie Wienand, reporting his occupation as a clerk in a clothing store.18
     William married Alice Serene Glabe, daughter of Sebastian Glabe and Anna Katherine Ruppel, on 6 Jun 1923 in Evangelical Church, Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois. Rev. Edmond George Vaubel of Downer's Grove, husband of her cousin Catherine Angelia Glabe, officiated. Alice was an older sister of the woman his brother Erasmus would marry three years later.12,13
     William studied at University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, and was to graduate in Feb 1924 as an electrical engineer, but apparently did not receive his degree.19,20
     William and Alice moved the suburbs of Chicago about 1925. They appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Maywood, Cook Co., Illinois, at 1908 S. 5th Ave., enumerated 5 Apr 1930, reporting they were renting their home, for $65 per month. Their children Claire and Glen were listed as living with them, as was her brother, Paul Sebastian Glabe. Also listed was Edward Allen, another electrical engineer, who was listed as a lodger.21
     William and Alice moved to Evanston between 1935 and 1940.22 They appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Evanston, Cook Co., Illinois, at 1215 Cleveland St., enumerated 28 May 1940, reporting that they were renting their home, for $40 per month, and had lived in Maywood in 1935. Their children Claire and Glen were listed as living with them.22
     William and Alice moved to Joliet by 1942, when they were living at 5 N. Hickory.23
     He was an electrical engineer in 1930, and reported he was a maintainer for a public utility in 1940. That year he reported he had worked 40 hours the last week of March, and 52 weeks the prior year, earning $2,200.24,22
     By 1948 William and Alice moved back to the Peoria area. In 1948 they were living at 211 Vincent Ave., Peoria Heights.25 By 1950 they moved in 524 Bradley Ave., in Peoria.26 By 1956 they moved in 730 E. Corrington Ave.27
     In Peoria William operated Shols Skelgas and Appliances, at 220 Franklin.28
     His wife died on 3 Mar 1957 in Peoria, Illinois.29
     William moved back to Chatsworth after the death of his wife.30 He moved to Chico, California, where his son Glen was a practicing urologist, apparently not long before his death.31
     William died on 26 Aug 1978 in Chico, Butte Co., California, at age 81.14,15 He was buried on 30 Aug 1978 in Chatsworth Cemetery, Chatsworth, Illinois.6

Children:
     Children with Alice Serene Glabe:

  • Claire Shols21,22,6 (29 Feb 1924 - 2 Nov 2016)
  • Dr. Glen William Shols21,22,6 (19 Nov 1926 - 26 Jan 2015)

Citations

  1. [S8164] E. R. Shols household, 1900 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows name as William Shols.
  2. [S1887] Ross Shouls household, 1920 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows name as William T. Shols.
  3. [S885] "California Death Index, 1940-1997," Ancestry.com, record for William Theodore Shols, Soc. Sec. No. 329-03-0874.
  4. [S8164] E. R. Shols household, 1900 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois.
  5. [S8165] Ross Sholz household, 1910 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois.
  6. [S8172] William T. Shols obituary, The Pantagraph.
  7. [S8164] E. R. Shols household, 1900 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows him as the son of her husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  8. [S8165] Ross Sholz household, 1910 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows him as the son of her husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  9. [S8172] William T. Shols obituary, The Pantagraph, shows date and township.
  10. [S8164] E. R. Shols household, 1900 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows month, year, age 2, and state.
  11. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, shows date, town, as Chatsworth, and state.
  12. [S8130] Marriage Register, Livingston Co., Illinois, 1:208, no. 6841, W. T. Shols and Alice Glabe, shows date, town, state, and officiant.
  13. [S8173] "Marriage Vows Taken," The Pantagraph, 7 Jun 1923, shows date, church, officant, described as her cousin.
  14. [S885] "California Death Index, 1940-1997," Ancestry.com, record for William Theodore Shols, Soc. Sec. No. 329-03-0874, shows date and county.
  15. [S8172] William T. Shols obituary, The Pantagraph, shows died Saturday, town and state.
  16. [S3504] "U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010," Ancestry.com, record for William Shols, Soc. Sec. No. 329-03-0874, shows dates.
  17. [S8172] William T. Shols obituary, The Pantagraph, shows he was Army veteran of WWI.
  18. [S1887] Ross Shouls household, 1920 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois.
  19. [S8178] Roseberry, The Unversity of Illinois Directory for 1929, shows him as engineering student 1919-20 and 1921-24, but no degree.
  20. [S8173] "Marriage Vows Taken," The Pantagraph, 7 Jun 1923, shows school, degree, and to graduate next February.
  21. [S8166] William T. Shols household, 1930 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois.
  22. [S8169] William Shols household, 1940 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois.
  23. [S8170] Polk's Joliet City Directory, 1942, pg 389.
  24. [S8166] William T. Shols household, 1930 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois, shows occupation as engineer, industry as electrical.
  25. [S3474] Polk's Peoria City Directory, 1948, pg 511.
  26. [S3474] Polk's Peoria City Directory, 1950, pg 619.
  27. [S3474] Polk's Peoria City Directory, 1956, pg 703.
  28. [S3474] Polk's Peoria City Directory, 1948, pg 511; 1959, pg 706, he is listed but the business is not.
  29. [S8171] Mrs. W. T. Shols obituary, The Pantagraph, shows "of Peoria," died Sunday at Methodist Hospital.
  30. [S1000] "Social Security Death Index," Ancestry.com, record for William Shols, Soc. Sec. No. 329-03-0874, shows last residence as 60921 Chatsworth, Livingston, Illinois.
  31. [S1000] "Social Security Death Index," Ancestry.com, record for William Shols, Soc. Sec. No. 329-03-0874, shows last residence as 60921 Chatsworth, Livingston, Illinois, and last benefit as 95927, Chico, Butte, California.