The Arnold and Moberly Family Genealogy

William Wallace MajorAge: 52 years18871940

Name
William Wallace Major
Given names
William Wallace
Surname
Major
Birth May 22, 1887
Education
Attended Shelby Co, IN High School and Indiana University

Birth of a brotherArthur Carey Major
August 19, 1889 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterMuriel Ethel Major
March 22, 1900 (Age 12 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMiranda Stafford
October 28, 1900 (Age 13 years)
Death of a motherMartha “Mattie” Trees
November 25, 1907 (Age 20 years)
Census April 26, 1910 (Age 22 years)
Note:
HF: 229/307, LN: 41/45, SD 6, ED 130, Sheet 9A, 149 West Hendricks, Ward 2, Shelbyville, Addison Twp, Shelby Co, Indiana, USA by Edward S Van Cleve William Wallace Major is residing with his parents in Shelbyville and working for the local paper. William A Major, Head, M-W-62-WD, IN-IRE-OH, English, Farmer - Farm Arthur Major, Son, M-W-20-S, IN-IN-IN, English, Pharmacy - Pharmacy Salesman Wallace Major, Son, M-W-22-S, IN-IN-IN, English, Reporter - News Paper Ethel Major, Dau, F-W-10-S, IN-IN-IN, none Minnie Stewart, Servant, F-W-28-S, IN-IN-IN, Servant - House
MarriageAdele LammereaudeView this family
August 5, 1913 (Age 26 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherBenjamin Trees
November 2, 1915 (Age 28 years)

Military
Lieutenant - U.S. Army
1917/18 CE (1918) (Age 30 years)
Note: Wallace Major served one year as a lieutenant in the U. S. Army and saw action in France during the World War. He suffered lung damage from mustard gas and died at the age of 52 as a result of these war injuries.
CensusAdele LammereaudeView this family
January 9, 1920 (Age 32 years)
Note:
HF: 64/148, LN: 16/17, SD 1, ED 1479, Sheet 8A, Apt Bldg - 831 Edgecomb Place, 25th Ward, 21st Precinct, Chicago, Cook Co, Illinois, USA by Mac I Schroeder William Major, Head, R/-, M-W-32-M, -/Y/Y, IN-IN-IN, Journalism - Newspaper Editor Adele Major, Wife, F-W-33-M, -/Y/Y, IL-France-KY, Book-keeper - Hotel
CensusAdele LammereaudeView this family
April 4, 1930 (Age 42 years)
Note:
HF: 140, LN: 66/68, SD 5, ED 1820, Ward 48, Block 316, Sheet 6B, Apartment Bldg, 951-1/2 Edgecomb Place, Chicago, Cook Co, Illinois, USA by Ulrich F Georges(?) William Major, Head, R/68/R/No, M-W-43-M-26, N/Y, IN-IN-IN, Editor - Daily Newspaper Adele Major, Wife-H, F-W-43-M-26, N/Y, IL-France-KY, none Ethel Major, Sister-in-Law, F-W-30-S, N/Y, IN-IN-IN, Accountant - Club
Death of a fatherWilliam A Major
July 12, 1937 (Age 50 years)
Occupation
Newspaper Journalist

Note: Fell ill in Chicago while serving as the City Editor for the Chicago Times. The illness was a direct result of injuries sustained from chemical exposure while serving in France in WWI.
Number of childrenAdele LammereaudeView this family
0

Death January 14, 1940 (Age 52 years)
Note:
THE SHELBYVILLE REPUBLICAN Monday, January 15, 1940 ILLNESS FATAL TO W. W. MAJOR, COUNTY NATIVE Former Local Newspaperman Who Gained Prominence in Journalism Dies in Illinois ------- William Wallace Major, age 51, prominent newspaper man and former resident of this city, died at 1:30 o'clock Sunday morning at the Edward Hines Jr., Memorial hospital in Broadview, Ill., near Chicago. Mr. Major had been a patient at the hospital for the past year. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William A. Major, he was born in Washington township on May 22, 1887. He attended the Shelbyville high school and Indiana university. Mr. Major served one year as a lieutenant in the U. S. Army and sawaction in France during the World War. He began his journalistic career as a reporter on the Shelbyville Democrat. He had worked on newspapers in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Chicago and in the states of Iowa and Texas. Before he become ill he was city editor of the Chicago Times, which position he had held for several years. He also had a number of articles published in various newspapers and magazines throughout the country. On August 5, 1913, he was married to Miss Adele Lammereaude, who survives with two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Joseph N. Kirk, of this city; Miss Ethel Major, of Chicago, and Arthur C. Major, of Denver Col. Several other relativesalso survive. Mr. Major was a member of the First Presbyterian church of this city and Victory Post No. 70, American Legion. The body will arrive here from Chicago at 2:19 p.m. today and will be taken to the Morris H. Sleeth funeral home, where friends may call after 7:00 o'clock this evening. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday monring with Dr. C. A. Bowler, pastor of the First Presbyterian church officiating. Contributed to the RootsWeb Shelby Co, IN obit pages by Phyllis Miller Fleming
Religion
Member - First Presbyterian Church

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: August 21, 1884Shelby Co, Indiana, USA
13 months
elder sister
20 months
himself
2 years
younger brother
11 years
younger sister
Family with Adele Lammereaude - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: August 5, 1913Shelby Co, Indiana, USA

Census
HF: 229/307, LN: 41/45, SD 6, ED 130, Sheet 9A, 149 West Hendricks, Ward 2, Shelbyville, Addison Twp, Shelby Co, Indiana, USA by Edward S Van Cleve William Wallace Major is residing with his parents in Shelbyville and working for the local paper. William A Major, Head, M-W-62-WD, IN-IRE-OH, English, Farmer - Farm Arthur Major, Son, M-W-20-S, IN-IN-IN, English, Pharmacy - Pharmacy Salesman Wallace Major, Son, M-W-22-S, IN-IN-IN, English, Reporter - News Paper Ethel Major, Dau, F-W-10-S, IN-IN-IN, none Minnie Stewart, Servant, F-W-28-S, IN-IN-IN, Servant - House
Military
Wallace Major served one year as a lieutenant in the U. S. Army and saw action in France during the World War. He suffered lung damage from mustard gas and died at the age of 52 as a result of these war injuries.
Census
HF: 64/148, LN: 16/17, SD 1, ED 1479, Sheet 8A, Apt Bldg - 831 Edgecomb Place, 25th Ward, 21st Precinct, Chicago, Cook Co, Illinois, USA by Mac I Schroeder William Major, Head, R/-, M-W-32-M, -/Y/Y, IN-IN-IN, Journalism - Newspaper Editor Adele Major, Wife, F-W-33-M, -/Y/Y, IL-France-KY, Book-keeper - Hotel
Census
HF: 140, LN: 66/68, SD 5, ED 1820, Ward 48, Block 316, Sheet 6B, Apartment Bldg, 951-1/2 Edgecomb Place, Chicago, Cook Co, Illinois, USA by Ulrich F Georges(?) William Major, Head, R/68/R/No, M-W-43-M-26, N/Y, IN-IN-IN, Editor - Daily Newspaper Adele Major, Wife-H, F-W-43-M-26, N/Y, IL-France-KY, none Ethel Major, Sister-in-Law, F-W-30-S, N/Y, IN-IN-IN, Accountant - Club
Occupation
Fell ill in Chicago while serving as the City Editor for the Chicago Times. The illness was a direct result of injuries sustained from chemical exposure while serving in France in WWI.
Death
THE SHELBYVILLE REPUBLICAN Monday, January 15, 1940 ILLNESS FATAL TO W. W. MAJOR, COUNTY NATIVE Former Local Newspaperman Who Gained Prominence in Journalism Dies in Illinois ------- William Wallace Major, age 51, prominent newspaper man and former resident of this city, died at 1:30 o'clock Sunday morning at the Edward Hines Jr., Memorial hospital in Broadview, Ill., near Chicago. Mr. Major had been a patient at the hospital for the past year. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William A. Major, he was born in Washington township on May 22, 1887. He attended the Shelbyville high school and Indiana university. Mr. Major served one year as a lieutenant in the U. S. Army and sawaction in France during the World War. He began his journalistic career as a reporter on the Shelbyville Democrat. He had worked on newspapers in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Chicago and in the states of Iowa and Texas. Before he become ill he was city editor of the Chicago Times, which position he had held for several years. He also had a number of articles published in various newspapers and magazines throughout the country. On August 5, 1913, he was married to Miss Adele Lammereaude, who survives with two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Joseph N. Kirk, of this city; Miss Ethel Major, of Chicago, and Arthur C. Major, of Denver Col. Several other relativesalso survive. Mr. Major was a member of the First Presbyterian church of this city and Victory Post No. 70, American Legion. The body will arrive here from Chicago at 2:19 p.m. today and will be taken to the Morris H. Sleeth funeral home, where friends may call after 7:00 o'clock this evening. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday monring with Dr. C. A. Bowler, pastor of the First Presbyterian church officiating. Contributed to the RootsWeb Shelby Co, IN obit pages by Phyllis Miller Fleming
Note
Obituary: THE SHELBYVILLE REPUBLICAN Monday, January 15, 1940 ILLNESS FATAL TO W. W. MAJOR, COUNTY NATIVE Former Local Newspaperman Who Gained Prominence in Journalism Dies in Illinois ------- William Wallace Major, age 51, prominent newspaper man and former resident of this city, died at 1:30 o'clock Sunday morning at the Edward Hines Jr., Memorial hospital in Broadview, Ill., near Chicago. Mr. Major had been a patient at the hospital for the past year. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William A. Major, he was born in Washington township on May 22, 1887. He attended the Shelbyville high school and Indiana university. Mr. Major served one year as a lieutenant in the U. S. Army and saw action in France during the World War. He began his journalistic career as a reporter on the Shelbyville Democrat. He had worked on newspapers in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Chicago and in the states of Iowa and Texas. Before he become ill he was city editor of the Chicago Times, which position he had held for several years. He also had a number of articles published in various newspapers and magazines throughout the country. On August 5, 1913, he was married to Miss Adele Lammereaude, who survives with two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Joseph N. Kirk, of this city; Miss Ethel Major, of Chicago, and Arthur C. Major, of Denver Col. Several other relatives also survive. Mr. Major was a member of the First Presbyterian church of this city and Victory Post No. 70, American Legion. The body will arrive here from Chicago at 2:19 p.m. today and will be taken to the Morris H. Sleeth funeral home, where friends may call after 7:00 o'clock this evening. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday monring with Dr. C. A. Bowler, pastor of the First Presbyterian church officiating. Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming