William Fehr Sr
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William Philip Fehr Sr (1916 - 2000)

Captain William Philip "Bill" Fehr Sr
Born in New York City, New York, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 21 Apr 1944 in New York City, New York, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Father of , , , [private daughter (1950s - unknown)] and
Died in Worcester, Massachusetts, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 17 Mar 2018
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Biography

Capt. William Fehr Sr served in the United States Army Air Forces in World War II
Service started: 12 Dec 1942
Unit(s):
Service ended: 4 Nov 1945

Captain William Philip "Bill" Fehr was born July 13, 1916 in New York City, New York, USA. He passed away April 16, 2000 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.

Captain William Philip Fehr Jr. is the son of William Philip Fehr Sr. 1881-1961 & Elizabeth Trotter 1882- 1958. He married Evelyn Mary Mekeel on April 21, 1944 in New York City, New York, USA. William Fehr was shot down over New Guinea during WWII on a B-17 of which he was the navigator of. 800 Squadron of the 800th Bombardment Group. They were rescued two weeks later. He was a captain in the US ARMY AIR CORPS. (Per family source)

Marriage

Marriage Date: 21 Apr 1944. Marriage Location: New York City, New York, USA. Wife: Evelyn M Mekeel[1]

Children

Census

William Fehr was born about 1917, the son of Elizabeth and William. In 1920, he was 3 years old and lived in Bronx, New York, with his father, mother, and 3 sisters. [2]

When William Fehr was born about 1917 in USA, his father, William, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 34. On June 1, 1925, he was 8 years old and lived in Bronx, New York, with his father, mother, and 3 sisters.[3]

William Fehr was born about 1917, the son of Elizabeth and William. In 1930, he was 13 years old and lived in Bronx, New York, with his father, mother, and 3 sisters.[4]

Name: William Fehr Jr. Titles and Terms: Jr Event Type: Census Event Date: 1930 Event Place: Bronx (Districts 1-250), Bronx, New York, United States District: ED 69 Gender: Male Age: 13 Marital Status: Single Race: White Race: White Relationship to Head of Household: Son Relationship to Head of Household: Son Birth Year (Estimated): 1917 Birthplace: New York Immigration Year: Father's Birthplace: New York Mother's Birthplace: New York Sheet Letter: A Sheet Number: 2 Sheet Number and Letter: 2A Household ID: 35 Line Number: 35 Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Affiliate Publication Number: T626 Affiliate Film Number: 1464 GS Film Number: 2341199 Digital Folder Number: 004952051 Image Number: 01136


Household Role Sex Age Birthplace William Fehr Head M 48 New York Elizabeth Fehr Wife F 47 New York Regina Fehr Daughter F 19 New York Dorothy Fehr Daughter F 15 New York William Fehr Jr. Son M 13 New York Florence Fehr Daughter F 12 New York[5]

When William Fehr was born about 1917, his father, William, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 44. In 1940, he was 23 years old and lived in Bronx, New York, with his father, mother, and 2 sisters.[6]

Name: William Fehr Titles and Terms: Event Type: Census Event Date: 1940 Event Place: Assembly District 8, Bronx, New York City, Bronx, New York, United States Gender: Male Age: 23 Marital Status: Single Race: White Race: White Relationship to Head of Household: Son Relationship to Head of Household: Son Birthplace: New York Birth Year (Estimated): 1917 Last Place of Residence: Same Place District: 3-1336B Family Number: 58 Sheet Number and Letter: 3A Line Number: 19 Affiliate Publication Number: T627 Affiliate Film Number: 2494 Digital Folder Number: 005458161 Image Number: 00276


Household Role Sex Age Birthplace William Fehr Head M 58 New York Elizabeth Fehr Wife F 57 New York Dorothy Fehr Daughter F 25 New York William Fehr Son M 23 New York Florence Fehr Daughter F 22 New York[7]

Occupation

  • His father William Philip Fehr is a Special officer for private firm (per 1940 census) and William Philip Fehr Jr is a clerk in private firm

Military

Military Decorations
Distinguished FlyingCross with Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Medal

WW2 Enlistment Records 1938-1946,Family Search.Org,William P. Fehr Oct 23 1941, Yaphank, New York, born 1916, 4 years if High School, His Army Serial #32178261, His occupation a Clerk.

Name: William P Fehr Name (Original): FEHR WILLIAM P Event Type: Military Service Event Date: 23 Oct 1941 Term of Enlistment: Event Place: Cp Upton, Yaphank, New York, United States Residence Place: Race: White Citizenship Status: citizen Birth Year: 1916 Birthplace: NEW YORK Education Level: 4 years of high school Civilian Occupation: General industry clerks Marital Status: Single, without dependents Military Rank: Private Army Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA Army Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source Reference: Civil Life Serial Number: 32178261 Affiliate Publication Title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946 Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923 Box Film Number: 04752.139[8]

CAPT US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II Birth Date: 13 Jul 1916 Death Date: 16 Apr 2000 Cemetery: Sacred Heart Cemetery Cemetery Address: Route 205 Wauregan, CT 06387 [9]

U.S., WWII Jewish Servicemen Cards, 1942-1947[10]

Death

BURIAL: Sacred Heart Church Cemetery Brooklyn, Windham County, Connecticut, USA

Name: William P Fehr Event Type: Death Event Date: 16 Apr 2000 Event Place: Worcester, Massachusetts Certificate Number: 031363 Birth Date: 13 Jul 1916 Birthplace: New York Spouse's Name: Evelyn M Mekeel Spouse's Death Date: Spouse's Death Place: Spouse's Certificate Number: Spouse's Birth Date: Spouse's Birthplace: [11]

Find A Grave: Memorial #40966877

Sources

  1. New York, New York, Marriage License Indexes, 1907-1995
  2. 1920 United States Federal Census
  3. New York, State Census, 1925
  4. 1930 United States Federal Census
  5. Citing this Record "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7DW-SVY : accessed 29 January 2019), Florence Fehr in household of William Fehr, Bronx (Districts 1-250), Bronx, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 69, sheet 2A, line 36, family 35, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1464; FHL microfilm 2,341,199.
  6. 1940 United States Federal Census
  7. Citing this Record "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQL3-KGH : 15 March 2018), Florence Fehr in household of William Fehr, Assembly District 8, Bronx, New York City, Bronx, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 3-1336B, sheet 3A, line 20, family 58, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2494.
  8. Citing this Record "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8RH-55L : 5 December 2014), William P Fehr, enlisted 23 Oct 1941, Cp Upton, Yaphank, New York, United States; citing "Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946," database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 1263923, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.
  9. National Cemetery Administration. U.S. Veterans' Gravesites, ca.1775-2006. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator. Ancestry Record 8750 #4239432
  10. U.S., WWII Jewish Servicemen Cards, 1942-1947
  11. Citing this Record "Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZR4-D1C : 4 December 2014), Evelyn M Mekeel in entry for William P Fehr, 16 Apr 2000; from "Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2005); citing Worcester, Massachusetts, death certificate number 031363, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Health Services, Boston.


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