When William John Gideon was born on 17 December 1889, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George B Gideon, was 43 and his mother, Helena “Helen” Koch, was 39. He married Anna Mary Beck on 4 October 1917, in Washington, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 8 October 1919, in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Washington, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States.
Jewish: from the Biblical name meaning ‘one who cuts down’ inHebrew. It was borne by an Israelite leader appointed to deliver hispeople from the Midianites (Judges 6:14).