Rob's Genealogy

Featuring the Cobb-Reyes-Bauer-Woodson families and their relations.

Person Page 93

William Harvey McDILL1,2,3,4,5

born 19 August 1881, died 24 April 1952

Family 1: Mae Hinnant (born about 1885, died 12 May 1955)

Family 2: Mary Ehrlich (born UNKNOWN)

Facts and Notes

  • Birth: 19 August 1881; Chester County, South Carolina, USAB; The South Carolina Death Certificate indicates he was born on 10 August. However, this was likely an error on the part of the informant (his step-daughter, Ruth Bouknight) or a typograhical error, since he clearly indicates in his WW1 draft card that he was born on 18 August.6,1,2,5
  • Marriage: About 1906; Mary Ehrlich; In the 1930 census, William indicates that he was first married when he was 25 years old.6,4
  • Military: September 1918; Military Eye Color: Blue; Military Hair Color: Gray; Military Height: Medium; Military Physical Build: Slender2
  • Residence: September 1918; South Carolina, USAB; He was probably already residing with his aunt, Janie McDill, because he names her his nearest relative2
  • Occupation: September 1918; Locomotive engineer2
  • Occupation: 1920; Engineer7
  • Residence: 1920; Chester, Chester County, South Carolina, USAB; Age: 38; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Nephew7
  • Marriage: Between 1920 and 1930; Mae Hinnant; In the 1930 census, William indicates that he was first married when he was 25 years old (which would have been about 1906) and Mae indicates she was first married when she was 15 years old (this would have been about 1900). When he registered for the draft in 1918, William listed his nearest relative as his aunt (Janie McDill), and in the 1920 census, he is residing with his aunt and lists his marital status as "single." If the census is correct, this would imply that both William and Mae were previously married. The Findagrave memorial for William identifies a spouse named "Mary Erhlich."4,7
  • Residence: 1930; Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USAB; Age: 55; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head4
  • Occupation: 1930; Railroad flagman4
  • Residence: 1935; Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USAB3
  • Occupation: 1940; Chester County, South Carolina, USAB; Locomotive engineer; Steam Railroad Company3
  • Residence: 1 April 1940; Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USAB; Age: 59; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head3
  • Occupation: Before 1952; Fireman; Southern Railway1
  • Death: 24 April 1952; Richland County, South Carolina, USAB; Age: 701,6
  • Burial: 25 April 1952; Hopewell Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Blackstock, Chester County, South Carolina, USAB6,1

Citations

  1. [S429] Ancestry.com, South Carolina, Death Records, 1821-1960, South Carolina Department of Archives and History; Columbia, South Carolina; South Carolina Death Records; Year Range: 1950-1961; Death County or Certificate Range: Richland, Record for William H McDill
  2. [S392] Ancestry.com, U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Registration State: South Carolina; Roll: 1852502, Record for William Harvey Mcdill
  3. [S373] Ancestry.com, 1940 United States Federal Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Columbia, Richland, South Carolina; Roll: T627_3832; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 40-7, Record for Wiliam H McDill
  4. [S389] Ancestry.com, 1930 United States Federal Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Columbia, Richland, South Carolina; Roll: 2210; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 0007; Image: 269.0; FHL microfilm: 2341944, Record for William H Mc Dill
  5. [S738] Ancestry.com, South Carolina, Delayed Birth Records, 1766-1900 and City of Charleston, South Carolina, Birth Records, 1877-1901, Record for William Harvey McDill
  6. [S362] Find a Grave memorial, Find A Grave, William Harvey McDill memorial page, number 16568034, created by Mark Lindahl, 9 Nov 2006; citing gravestone in Hopewell Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Blackstock, Chester County, South Carolina, USA. (https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=mcdill&GSiman=1&GScid=70356&GRid=16568034&: accessed 13 March 2017).
  7. [S377] Ancestry.com, 1920 United States Federal Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Chester, Chester, South Carolina; Roll: T625_1689; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 25; Image: 730, Record for Jane Mcdill