William Rhodes Lacey1,2,3

ID# 3962, (1909 - 1968)
FatherArthur Clay Lacey4,5 (18 Jun 1881 - 24 Oct 1944)
MotherAlice Elizabeth Graham6,5 (5 Mar 1873 - 10 Jul 1939)

Key Events:

Birth: 4 Aug 1909, Peoria, Illinois7,8,9,10
Marriage: about 1926, Florence L. Theobald (22 Dec 1909 - Sep 1992)11
Divorce: before 1939, Florence L. Theobald (22 Dec 1909 - Sep 1992)12
Marriage: 4 Apr 1939, Davenport, Iowa, Leila R. Copeland (25 Jan 1904 - 22 May 1981)13,14
Marriage: 13 Jun 1951, Bloomington, Illinois, Phyllis Wilora Grosenbach (30 Jul 1921 - 30 Jun 1999)15
Death: 30 Oct 1968, Washington, Illinois15,16
Burial: Springdale Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois17
ChartsDescendants of Jakob and Anna Katharina Glebe

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     William Rhodes Lacey was born on 4 Aug 1909 in Peoria, Illinois.7,8,9,10 He appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, in the household of his parents, Arthur Clay Lacey and Alice Elizabeth Graham.4
     William married first Florence L. Theobald, daughter of Charles C. Theobald and Margaret Elizabeth Miller, about 1926.11
     William and Florence appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, at 204 Mount St., enumerated 3 Apr 1930, reporting they were renting their home, for $28 per month, and owned a radio. They were apparently renting from his parents, who were listed with their other children in the same building, shown as owners. Their children Billy and Arthur were listed as living with them.18
     William and Florence were divorced before 1939.12
     William married second Leila R. Copeland, daughter of Ishmael Copeland and Emma C. Wymore, on 4 Apr 1939 in Davenport, Iowa, with John J. McSwiggin, justice of the peace, officiating.13,14
     William and Leila appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, at 610 Third, enumerated 8 Apr 1940, reporting they were renting their home, for $20 per month. Each reported they had lived in the same city in 1935.19
     He was a truck driver, for a produce company in 1930. By 1940 he was driving for a lumber company. That year he reported he had worked 48 hours the last week of March, and 36 weeks the prior year, earning $1,080.20,21,22
     William married third Phyllis Wilora Grosenbach, daughter of William Henry Grosenbach and Laura Angelina Glabe, on 13 Jun 1951 in Bloomington, Illinois.15
     William died on 30 Oct 1968 in Washington, Illinois, at age 59.15,16 He was buried in Springdale Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois.17

Children:
     Children with Florence L. Theobald

William and Florence's youngest son is belived to still be living.
  • Billy E. Lacey18 (8 Dec 1927 - 6 Oct 1983)
  • Arthur Richard Lacey18,23 (14 Jan 1930 - 17 Sep 1998)

Children:
     There were no children with Leila R. Copeland

Children:
     Children with Phyllis Wilora Grosenbach:

William and Phyllis' daughter is still living.

Citations

  1. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, pg 71, shows name as William Rhodes Lacey.
  2. [S8070] Iowa Marriages Records 1880-1922, Iowa, 6:82-729, William R. Lacey and Leila Copeland.
  3. [S8071] Arthur Lacey household, 1920 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows name as William Lacey.
  4. [S8071] Arthur Lacey household, 1920 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  5. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, pg 71.
  6. [S8071] Arthur Lacey household, 1920 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows him as the son of her husband.
  7. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, pg 71, shows date, city, and state.
  8. [S1500] "U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007," Ancestry.com, record for William R Lacey, Soc. Sec. No. 347-10-8779, shows date.
  9. [S8070] Iowa Marriages Records 1880-1922, Iowa, 6:82-729, William R. Lacey and Leila Copeland, shows age 30 next birthday, at marriage 4 Apr 1939, city, and state.
  10. [S8071] Arthur Lacey household, 1920 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows age 10 and state.
  11. [S8073] William Lacey household, 1930 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows married, with his first marriage at age 17 and hers at 16.
  12. [S8074] Flornece L. Lacey household, 1940 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows her as divorced.
  13. [S8070] Iowa Marriages Records 1880-1922, Iowa, 6:82-729, William R. Lacey and Leila Copeland, shows date, city, and officiant.
  14. [S8072] William Lacey household, 1940 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows married.
  15. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, pg 71, shows date, town, and state.
  16. [S1500] "U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007," Ancestry.com, record for William R Lacey, Soc. Sec. No. 347-10-8779, shows month and year.
  17. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 140102876, William R. Lacey, includes tombstone photo.
  18. [S8073] William Lacey household, 1930 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  19. [S8072] William Lacey household, 1940 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  20. [S8073] William Lacey household, 1930 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows occupation as truck driver, industry as produce co.
  21. [S8070] Iowa Marriages Records 1880-1922, Iowa, 6:82-729, William R. Lacey and Leila Copeland, shows occupation as truck driver.
  22. [S8072] William Lacey household, 1940 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows occupation as truck driver, industry as lumber co.
  23. [S1500] "U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007," Ancestry.com, record for Arthur Richard Lacey, Soc. Sec. No. 360-16-4658.