Charles Jay Willmott

6 June 1890–24 January 1985 (Age 94)
Quimby, Cherokee, Iowa, United States

The Life of Charles Jay

When Charles Jay Willmott was born on 6 June 1890, in Quimby, Cherokee, Iowa, United States, his father, Thomas L. Willmott, was 37 and his mother, Rhoda Ann Schoonover, was 34. He married Lela Mae Pratt on 19 January 1911, in Central City, Linn, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Rural, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Maine Township, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 24 January 1985, in Marion, Linn, Iowa, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Cedar Memorial Park, Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Jay Willmott
Lela Mae Pratt
Marriage: 19 January 1911
Rubie Mae Willmott
Ruth Ilene Willmott
Leo Jay Willmott
Donald Ray Willmott
Lois Jean Willmott
Kathryn Ann Willmott

Spouse and Children

19 January 1911
Central City, Linn, Iowa, United States


    Rubie Mae Willmott


    Ruth Ilene Willmott



    Donald Ray Willmott


    Lois Jean Willmott


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings


    Rhoda Ann Schoonover




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 8

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of the personal name William .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Charley Willmott, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Charles Willmott, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Charles J Wilmott in household of Thomas Wilmott, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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