Van Gundy Family Tree

Notes for William Preston GUILD

Residences & events:

6/13/1900 East North St, Decatur Ward 2, Macon Co, IL. The census taker found printer William P Guild, 27, born 8/1873 in PA, married 9 years to Emma M, 24, born 2/1876 in IL. She had birthed one child, George, 7, born 3/1893 in IL. Also counted there was boarder, Ray Jeffries, 15, also a printer. They were the only Guilds in the county. His parents, Preston and Emma, were in Cook Co, IL.

4/18/1910 Denver Ward 9, Denver Co, CO. At census time William P Guild, 37, born in PA, his parents in NY and PA respectively. He was married and had been for 17 years but where were Emma and George? His occupation linotype printer and he was one of four men lodging with the family of bank bookkeeper, Thomas and Cora Campbell.

9/12/1918 136 (unreadable) St, Denver, CO was his address when he registered for the draft at age 45. He verified his birth date as 8/11/1873, his occupation was Machinist printer for the Denver Post. He listed as nearest relatives his wife Eunice Elizabeth Guild, same address and father Preston Merrit Guild at Harvey, Cook Co, IL. The Registrar recorded him as tall, medium build with dark brown hair and eyes.

1/2/1920 Denver, Denver Co, CO. Before the next census William had married Eunice and had a child. William was 46 years old, Eunice was 36, little Jane E was 4 yr, 8mo. William was born in PA, Eunice in MO, Jane in WY. William was a wholesale machinery salesman. German immigrant Fred Winter, 52, roomed with the family. He was employed as a wholesale and retail merchant of cigars, etc.

4/10/1930 Denver, Dist L, Denver Co, CO. That year the census recorded William P Guild at age 56, married for the first time at age 37, Eunice, 46, had married at 27. Their children were Jane E, 15, born WY, and William Jr, 9, born CO. William was a salesman for a printer machine company and apparently fared well as he owned the home valued at $10,000 (far above neighbors) and had a radio.

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