William Thomas Rankin I (1890-1970) US Army Sergeant in World War I; and later an Inspector at the Barge Office (b. December 23, 1890, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, 07307, USA - d. New Year's Eve, December 31, 1970, Veteran's Hospital, Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York City, New York, 11220, USA) Social Security Number 079163240.
Birth[edit | edit source]
He was the son of George S. Rankin (1866-1943) and Catherine Doyle (1869-1897). Katherine died at a young age in Manhattan on April 28, 1897. Her death certificate number was "13133" and she was listed as "Katherine Rankin".
Siblings[edit | edit source]
- Frank Rankin (1892-1970)
- Esther Rankin (1894-1959) who married Frank Fowler (1881-1944)
- Mary Irene Rankin (1895-1988) who married Christopher Kuhlmann (1890-1978)
World War I[edit | edit source]
He started military service on May 18, 1917 and ended on June 18, 1919. He was a mess Sergeant in the US Army.
Marriage[edit | edit source]
He married Katherine Agnes McLaughlin (1893-1989) on June 24, 1926 at Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church, 14 Greenville Avenue, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey.
Death[edit | edit source]
He died in 1970 when he was living at 550 - 55th Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11220. he was a gentleman.
Burial[edit | edit source]
He was interred at the Long Island National Cemetery on January 05, 1971.
Legacy[edit | edit source]
He was born the day before Christmas Eve and he died on New Years Eve.