Willis Family Tree (Andrew)

George W. WillisAge: 7618361912

Name
George W. Willis
Given names
George W.
Surname
Willis
Birth January 24, 1836 42 42
Devonshire, England
Latitude: N50.715559 Longitude: W3.530875

Baptism February 14, 1836 (Age 21 days)
Great Torrington, Devonshire, England
Latitude: N50.954646 Longitude: W4.135998

Birth of a brotherThomas Willis
about 1840 (Age 3)

Military service
Type: Willis, George W. (Veteran.) Age 25. Residence Iowa County, nativity England. Enlisted Aug. 14, 1861. Mustered Sept. 5, 1861. Promoted Bugler. Re-enlisted and re-mustered March 28, 1864. Promoted Farrier June 4, 1864. Mustered out Sept. 19, 1865, Selma, Ala.
between August 14, 1861 CE (August 26, 1861) and September 19, 1865 CE (October 1, 1865) (Age 25)

MarriageAnne Melvina CookView the family
Type: George met and married Annie Melvina Cook. They were married while he was home on furlough. I don It know where but in Iowa, I think.
April 28, 1864 (Age 28)
Williamsburg, Iowa County, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N41.661119 Longitude: W92.009067

Birth of a son
#1
Adelbert Norton “Delbert” Willis
September 22, 1866 (Age 30)
Williamsburg, Iowa County, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N41.661119 Longitude: W92.009067

Birth of a daughter
#2
Phoebe Reed Marie Willis
February 29, 1868 (Age 32)
Marengo, Iowa County, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N41.792782 Longitude: W92.069625

Birth of a son
#3
Alfred George Willis
December 24, 1869 (Age 33)
Marengo, Iowa County, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N41.792782 Longitude: W92.069625

Birth of a daughter
#4
Flora Cordelia Willis
April 4, 1872 (Age 36)
Marengo, Iowa County, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N41.792782 Longitude: W92.069625

Birth of a daughter
#5
Grace Greenwood Willis
November 12, 1874 (Age 38)
Marengo, Iowa County, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N41.792782 Longitude: W92.069625

Death of a fatherThomas Willis
between July 1875 and September 1875 (Age 39)

Birth of a daughter
#6
Ruby Sophia Willis
April 30, 1876 (Age 40)
Marengo, Iowa County, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N41.792782 Longitude: W92.069625

Birth of a son
#7
Ulysses Simpson Grant “USGrant” Willis
March 24, 1878 (Age 42)
Marengo, Iowa County, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N41.792782 Longitude: W92.069625

Birth of a son
#8
Henry Cook Willis
Type: Greenwood Township
April 29, 1880 (Age 44)
Kirwin, Phillips County, Kansas, United States
Latitude: N39.673066 Longitude: W99.122311

Birth of a son
#9
Thomas Garfield Willis
Type: Greenwood Township
February 6, 1882 (Age 46)
Kirwin, Phillips County, Kansas, United States
Latitude: N39.673066 Longitude: W99.122311

Birth of a son
#10
Garnett Wolesley Willis
January 29, 1883 (Age 47)
Kirwin, Phillips County, Kansas, United States
Latitude: N39.673066 Longitude: W99.122311

Birth of a son
#11
Paul Tilbert Willis
March 13, 1889 (Age 53)
Kirwin, Phillips County, Kansas, United States
Latitude: N39.673066 Longitude: W99.122311

Death of a wifeAnne Melvina Cook
April 27, 1889 (Age 53)
Kirwin, Phillips County, Kansas, United States
Latitude: N39.673066 Longitude: W99.122311

Marriage of a childThomas Elmer ScottPhoebe Reed Marie WillisView the family
November 28, 1889 (Age 53)
Kirwin, Phillips County, Kansas, United States
Latitude: N39.673066 Longitude: W99.122311

Marriage of a childAdelbert Norton “Delbert” WillisMary Harriet (Hattie) CushmanView the family
September 22, 1896 (Age 60)
Kirwin, Phillips County, Kansas, United States
Latitude: N39.673066 Longitude: W99.122311

Death of a daughterPhoebe Reed Marie Willis
December 8, 1899 (Age 63)
Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Latitude: N34.147785 Longitude: W118.144516

Marriage of a childAlfred George WillisAlice Agnes WyrillView the family
June 17, 1900 (Age 64)
Kirwin, Phillips County, Kansas, United States
Latitude: N39.673066 Longitude: W99.122311

MarriageJulia Warner StroutView the family
December 5, 1901 (Age 65)
Phillipsburg, Phillips County, Kansas, United States
Latitude: N39.756121 Longitude: W99.323985

Death of a daughterGrace Greenwood Willis
March 12, 1904 (Age 68)
Kirwin, Phillips County, Kansas, United States
Latitude: N39.673066 Longitude: W99.122311

Death of a sonHenry Cook Willis
March 6, 1905 (Age 69)
Kirwin, Phillips County, Kansas, United States
Latitude: N39.673066 Longitude: W99.122311

Death of a sonAdelbert Norton “Delbert” Willis
April 27, 1907 (Age 71)
Kirwin, Phillips County, Kansas, United States
Latitude: N39.673066 Longitude: W99.122311

Marriage of a childUlysses Simpson Grant “USGrant” WillisGrace BrewerView the family
January 1, 1912 (Age 75)
Abilene, Dickinson County, Kansas, United States
Latitude: N38.917222 Longitude: W97.213909

Death April 1, 1912 (Age 76)
Kirwin, Phillips County, Kansas, United States
Latitude: N39.673066 Longitude: W99.122311

Burial
Type: Find A Grave Memorial# 51311189
Kirwin Cemetery, Kirwin, Phillips County, Kansas, United States
Latitude: N39.679239 Longitude: W99.142156

Family with parents - View the family
father
mother
-2 years
elder sister
-2 years
elder brother
10 years
younger brother
-11 years
elder sister
-1 years
elder brother
Family with Anne Melvina Cook - View the family
wife
Marriage: April 28, 1864Williamsburg, Iowa County, Iowa, United States
14 years
son
-12 years
son
Adelbert Norton “Delbert” Willis
Birth: September 22, 1866 30 22Williamsburg, Iowa County, Iowa, United States
Death: April 27, 1907Kirwin, Phillips County, Kansas, United States
3 years
son
Alfred George Willis
Birth: December 24, 1869 33 26Marengo, Iowa County, Iowa, United States
Death: March 23, 1929Kirwin, Phillips County, Kansas, United States
2 years
daughter
Flora Cordelia Willis
Birth: April 4, 1872 36 28Marengo, Iowa County, Iowa, United States
Death: January 9, 1924Osage City, Osage County, Kansas, United States
10 years
son
Thomas Garfield Willis
Birth: February 6, 1882 46 38Kirwin, Phillips County, Kansas, United States
Death: June 12, 1960Larned, Pawnee County, Kansas, United States
-14 years
daughter
Phoebe Reed Marie Willis
Birth: February 29, 1868 32 24Marengo, Iowa County, Iowa, United States
Death: December 8, 1899Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, United States
15 years
son
Garnett Wolesley Willis
Birth: January 29, 1883 47 39Kirwin, Phillips County, Kansas, United States
Death: January 9, 1916Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, United States
-8 years
daughter
Grace Greenwood Willis
Birth: November 12, 1874 38 30Marengo, Iowa County, Iowa, United States
Death: March 12, 1904Kirwin, Phillips County, Kansas, United States
18 months
daughter
Ruby Sophia Willis
Birth: April 30, 1876 40 32Marengo, Iowa County, Iowa, United States
Death: October 9, 1949Kirwin, Phillips County, Kansas, United States
4 years
son
Henry Cook Willis
Birth: April 29, 1880 44 36Kirwin, Phillips County, Kansas, United States
Death: March 6, 1905Kirwin, Phillips County, Kansas, United States
9 years
son
Paul Tilbert Willis
Birth: March 13, 1889 53 45Kirwin, Phillips County, Kansas, United States
Death: December 3, 1963Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, United States
Family with Julia Warner Strout - View the family
wife
Julia Warner Strout
Birth: May 14, 1845Stephenson County, Illinois, United States
Death: March 11, 1931Phillipsburg, Phillips County, Kansas, United States
Marriage: December 5, 1901Phillipsburg, Phillips County, Kansas, United States

Military service

Willis, George W. (Veteran.) Age 25. Residence Iowa County, nativity England. Enlisted Aug. 14, 1861. Mustered Sept. 5, 1861. Promoted Bugler. Re-enlisted and re-mustered March 28, 1864. Promoted Farrier June 4, 1864. Mustered out Sept. 19, 1865, Selma, Ala.

Shared note

Copied from a newspaper clipping found in Flora Cordelia Willis House’s (Child #4) Willis Family Bible:

THE KIRWIN KANSAN

Obituary of George W. Willis

We are again called upon to record the death of one of our oldest settlers in this locality.

George W. Willis was born in Exeter, Devonshire, England, January 24, 1836, and spent his youth near Torrington. He came to the United States at the age of 17 and for two years worked in the machine shops in Cleveland, Ohio.

He then moved to Marengo, Iowa, and after spending some time in school, enlisted in the Army Second Iowa Cavalry and served his adopted country honorably and well for four years and three months. A part of the time he was a bugler for his Regiment.

While home on furlough, on April 28, 1864, he was married to Annie Melvina Cook, in Williamsburg, Iowa, and returned to the Army on a special detail. After the close of the war, he and his family lived at Williamsburg until 1879, when they moved to Kansas which has since been his home. Here in Phillips County they have lived all these years; and the influence of Mr. Willis, through his large and influential family, has been and will continue to be felt by a large circle of people. During the fat years and the lean years he stayed and became one of our honored and substantial citizens, always standing for the things which were good for the community and the state. During his life at Kirwin, he was associated with the Kirwin Congregational Church and for years served faithfully as Superintendent of the Sunday School and as Choir Leader. The early home training of his father and mother are evident in the lives and characters of the individual members of the family surviving him.

Eleven children, four girls and seven sons, were born to this family. Of these, two girls and five boys still survive (as of 1912): Mrs. R. D. Morse and Mr. J. A,. Stagg and Messrs. Fred, Grant, Thomas, Garnett and Paul Willis. All but Garnett, who was working at Midfield, Texas, were present at the death and burial of their father.

The mother, Annie Melvina Cook Willis, passed away on to her Reward in the Better Land on April 27, 1889.

On December 5, 1901, Mr, Willis was married to Mrs. Julia W. Strout who still survives and mourns his departure.

Death occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. A. Stagg, on Monday morning, April 1, 1912. The funeral was conducted by Reverend Fred Roys Bush at the Stagg home, and the interment was made in the Kirwin Cemetery. The casket was draped in the "Stars and Stripes," whose honor he spent over four years of the best part of his life defending.

The community extends Sympathy “He is only gone before."


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