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William McElroy Land, Jr.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Male 1928 - 1993  (64 years)


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  • Name William McElroy Land 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 11 Aug 1928  Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Birth 11 Aug 1928  Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Address:
    Ann Arbor Private Hospital 1202 Granger Ave. 
    Birth 11 Aug 1928  Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Birth 11 Aug 1928  Ann Arbor, MI, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 9, 10, 11
    Residence 1930  Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Age: 1; Age: 1 8/12; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son 
    Census 22 Apr 1930  Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Address:
    966 Cross St. 
    Census 11 Apr 1940  Yonkers, Westchester, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    Address:
    52 Elinor Place 
    • Listed in 8th grade.
    Note 2 Feb 1963  Joseph City, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17, 18
    • William and Gail were in a car accident in which she died. William remained in the hospital in Winslow for a considerable period of time after the accident as he healed. A family from the town adopted him and took care of him as he healed. He returned home and did not speak of the accident to his parents at first. He stayed in his room for a while, but then emerged ready to move forward. He later talked about the accident and even mentioned it in early dates with Jane Merritt.
    Land/Death/Arizona Republic April 2 1963 Page 40.jpg
    Land/Death/Arizona Republic April 2 1963 Page 40.jpg
    Land/Death/Tucson Daily Citizen Feb 4 1963 Page 43.jpg
    Land/Death/Tucson Daily Citizen Feb 4 1963 Page 43.jpg
    Gail Death Certificate
    Gail Death Certificate
    Residence 1964  San Mateo, San Mateo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Died 5 Feb 1993  Menlo Park, San Mateo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death 5 Feb 1994  Menlo Park, San Mateo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 20, 21
    Cause: after a bout with small intestine cancer 
    • William died at home after a bout with small intestine cancer.
    Death 5 Feb 1994  Menlo Park, CA, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5
    Cause: Age: 65 
    Civil New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Name William McElroy Land 
    Residence Plainfield, Union, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    1434 Belleview Ave. 
    Person ID I13  Master Tree | Land McElroy Ware Hamilton , Merritt Bartlett East McLellan
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2019 

    Father William McElroy Land, Sr.,   b. 6 Aug 1886, Bourbon County, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1965, Plainfield, Union, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Hazel Ware,   b. 24 Feb 1892, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1972, Menlo Park, San Mateo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 20 Aug 1924  Yonkers, Westchester, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [22, 23, 24, 25
    Married 20 Aug 1924  Yonkers, New York, NY, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 26, 27
    Family ID F322  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
    +2. Living
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Gail Joan Peterson,   b. Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1963, Winslow, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1955  Brockton, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 28
    Married 27 Nov 1955  Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [29, 30, 31, 32, 33
    Address:
    First Lutheran Church 
    • She didn't want to get married 'quickly' when William found out he was going to Alaska, but he was disappointed, as he thought it would be a good adventure for them to go to Alaska together. However, she wanted to make her own dress...she was quite a seamstress...and do the wedding up 'right.' She died in a car accident in which she and Bill were in while moving from California back to New Jersey.
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F872  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Aug 1928 - Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Address:
    Ann Arbor Private Hospital 1202 Granger Ave. - 11 Aug 1928 - Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 11 Aug 1928 - Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 1; Age: 1 8/12; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son - 1930 - Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    966 Cross St. - 22 Apr 1930 - Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    52 Elinor Place - 11 Apr 1940 - Yonkers, Westchester, New York, United States
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Address:
    First Lutheran Church - 27 Nov 1955 - Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
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    Link to Google MapsNote - 2 Feb 1963 - Joseph City, Arizona, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Feb 1993 - Menlo Park, San Mateo, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: after a bout with small intestine cancer - 5 Feb 1994 - Menlo Park, San Mateo, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    1434 Belleview Ave. - - Plainfield, Union, New Jersey, United States
    Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
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    William Land.jpg
    William Land.jpg
    William Jr. and Grandma Emma M Land 1930.jpg
    William Jr. and Grandma Emma M Land 1930.jpg
    William M Land Jr.jpg
    William M Land Jr.jpg
    Silas Marion Land Year Unknown.jpg
    Silas Marion Land Year Unknown.jpg
    William Land Jr..jpg
    William Land Jr..jpg
    William Land Jr
    William Land Jr
    William M Land Jr 1 year old
    William M Land Jr 1 year old
    Hazel and William Land Jr 1928
    Hazel and William Land Jr 1928
    William Land at 7 years old.jpg
    William Land at 7 years old.jpg
    June 1930 Ypsilanti visit with Uncle Moses McElroy Emma McElroy
    June 1930 Ypsilanti visit with Uncle Moses McElroy Emma McElroy
    William Sooy Smith
    William Sooy Smith
    Rosalind Ware
    Rosalind Ware
    Isaac and Nancy Wright Van Metre
    Isaac and Nancy Wright Van Metre

    Histories
    Bill's story by Bill
    Bill's story by Bill
    Bill's reminiscences transcribed by Jane Merritt Land after his death. They were originally recorded on audio tape, which Jane has.
    Bill's story by Bill.rtf
    Bill's story by Bill.rtf
    Interview by RML of WML Jr. as he neared his death regarding his life story. Transcribed by Jane Merritt Land in subsequent years (1999 or so).

  • Sources 
    1. [S1122] GEDCOM file imported on 10 August 2020.

    2. [S1130] 1930 United States Federal Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan; Roll: 1030; Page: 21B; Enumeration District: 0047; Image: 266.0; FHL microfilm: 2340765.
      1930 United States Federal Census
      1930 United States Federal Census


    3. [S1142] California, Death Index, 1940-1997, Date: 1994-02-05.

    4. [S1131] Social Security Death Index, Number: 147-24-0305; Issue State: New Jersey; Issue Date: Before 1951.

    5. [S1134] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

    6. [S1155] Massachusetts, Marriage Index, 1901-1955 and 1966-1970.
      Massachusetts, Marriage Index, 1901-1955 and 1966-1970
      Massachusetts, Marriage Index, 1901-1955 and 1966-1970


    7. [S1124] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta).
      U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta)
      U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta)


    8. [S768] WML Birth Certficate.
      WML birth certificate.pdf
      WML birth certificate.pdf
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      4440855_00209.jpg


    9. [S1130] 1930 United States Federal Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan; Roll: 1030; Page: 21B; Enumeration District: 0047; Image: 266.0; FHL microfilm: 2340765.
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      007131850_00480.jpg
      1930 United States Federal Census
      1930 United States Federal Census


    10. [S1131] Social Security Death Index, Number: 147-24-0305; Issue State: New Jersey; Issue Date: Before 1951.
      41267_308108-02863.jpg
      41267_308108-02863.jpg


    11. [S1134] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
      41267_309344-04127.jpg
      41267_309344-04127.jpg


    12. [S721] 1930 Federal Census - Ypsilanti Michigan.

    13. [S811] 1930 Federal Census - Ypsilanti Michigan.

    14. [S724] 1940 Census New York (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S814] 1940 Census New York (Reliability: 3).

    16. [S752] Robert M. Land's Recollection.

    17. [S766] My Heritage - Arizona Death Certificate Gail Land, downloaded; 17 March 2015; Gail P. Land; 2 February 1963.
      Gail Death Certificate
      Gail Death Certificate


    18. [S844] Robert M. Land's Recollection.

    19. [S753] California Death Index, 1940-1997 (Reliability: 3).

    20. [S770] Death Certificate - William M. Land, WIlliam McElroy Land; Menlo Park, San Mateo, CA; no: 3-94-41-000532; 5 February 1994 (Reliability: 3).
      Land/Death/WML death cert. (002).pdf
      Land/Death/WML death cert. (002).pdf


    21. [S845] California Death Index, 1940-1997 (Reliability: 3).

    22. [S701] Land/McElroy Binder, Dad's Binder.

    23. [S717] Moses and Elizabeth McElroy Group Sheet.

    24. [S806] Land/McElroy Binder, Dad's Binder.

    25. [S810] Moses and Elizabeth McElroy Group Sheet.

    26. [S1221] New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967, New York State Department of Health; Albany, NY, USA; New York State Marriage Index.
      New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967
      New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967


    27. [S1221] New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967, New York State Department of Health; Albany, NY, USA; New York State Marriage Index.
      New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967
      New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967


    28. [S1155] Massachusetts, Marriage Index, 1901-1955 and 1966-1970.
      Massachusetts, Marriage Index, 1901-1955 and 1966-1970
      Massachusetts, Marriage Index, 1901-1955 and 1966-1970


    29. [S754] From Dorothy Jane Merritt to Robert M. Land.

    30. [S777] Ancestry - Massachusetts, Marriage Index. 1901-1955 and 1966-1970, 30 November 2017; Gail J Peterson 1955.

    31. [S786] Commonwealth of Massachusetts Marriage Certificate - WML and Gail, marriage certificate; 27 November 1955; p. 138 (Reliability: 3).

    32. [S846] From Dorothy Jane Merritt to Robert M. Land.

    33. [S872] Ancestry - Massachusetts, Marriage Index. 1901-1955 and 1966-1970, 30 November 2017; Gail J Peterson 1955.