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flag    Willard S  FEIGE

  (b. 28 July 1888Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA   d. 18 January 1929Webster, Massachusetts, USA )  
Age: 40
Cause of Death: suicide due to poor health
Summary: Willard S FEIGE was born 28 July 1888 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA . Willard S FEIGE was the child of George Wilhelm FEIGE and Charlotte Marie SALISBURY and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Friedrich Wilhelm ("William") FEIGE and Augusta Amalie M THEUNERT (maternal)  George Washington SALISBURY and Caroline Matilda (Carrie) SMITH

He married  Anna R KORCH 22 May 1907 in Webster, Massachusetts, USA .  The couple had (at least) 7 children. Anna R KORCH  was born 5 July 1891 in East Lyme, Connecticut, USA .  She died 28 October 1971 in Dudley, Massachusetts, USA .  She was the daughter of Andrew (András) KORCH (KOVALČÍK) and Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) TOMKO.

Willard S FEIGE died 18 January 1929 in Webster, Massachusetts, USA.

Occupation: electrician

Willard, was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on July 28, 1888. He was the son of George Wilhelm Feige and Charlotte M. Salisbury. Willard spent his early childhood in Pittsfield, attending the Bradford Street School, and the Franklin Street School. Around age 12, he moved to Webster, Massachusetts with his parents. He married there, at age 19. His wife was Anna Korch, the daughter of Slovakian immigrants Andro (Andrew) Kovalcik and Albeta (Elizabeth) Tomko. Anna was born July 5, 1891 in East Lyme, Connecticut. By 1900, the family had moved to Thompson, Connecticut. At the time of their marriage, Anna, age 17, worked in a mill and Willard was an electrician. The young couple made their home in Thompson, Connecticut, just over the Massachusetts border. Willard worked in Webster, Massachusetts, as an electrician for his cousin Charles W. Bergmann, who owned a shop on Main Street. Around 1916, Willard, Anna and children moved to Webster. Sometime during the 1920s, Willard suffered a stroke and was unable to perform electrical work with the same level of ability he had prior to the stroke. His daughter, Evelyn, would often go with her dad to help with the electrical work.

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In July of 1888, Willard was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He was the son of George W. Feige and Charlotte M. Salisbury. The proud grandparents on the Feige side were Wilhelm Friedrich Feige and Augusta Amelia Theunert, immigrants from Prussia.

Seven years later (1895), Walter was born about 130 miles away in Providence, Rhode Island. He was the son of Erdman W. Theinert and Mary Louisa...Read MORE...

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Willard S FEIGE married flag   Anna R KORCH-- Date: 22 May 1907 Place: Webster, Massachusetts, USA
Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910

Anna R KORCH was the daughter of Andrew (András) KORCH (KOVALČÍK) and Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) TOMKO

Groom's name: Willard S Feige
Groom's age: 19 years
Groom's estimated birth year: 1888
Groom's birthplace: Pittsfield, , Massachusetts
Bride's name: Annie R Korch
Bride's age: 17 years
Bride's estimated birth year: 1890
Bride's birthplace: New London, ,
Marriage date (original): 22 May 1907
Marriage date: 22 May 1907
Marriage place: Webster, , Massachusetts
Groom's father's name: George W Feige
Groom's mother's name: Charlotte Saulsbury
Father of bride's name: Andrew Korch
Mother of bride's name: Elizabeth Tomko
Film number: 2315300
Digital GS number: 4329358
Image number: 901
Number of images: 1
Reference number: p 454 no 59
Marriage registration place: Webster, , Massachusetts
Marriage registration year: 1907
Collection: Massachusetts Marriage Records, 1842-1915


flag   Charlotte Anna FEIGE (b.6 December 1907, Webster, Massachusetts, USA  d. 28 June 2000, Milford, New Hampshire, USA)
m. Alfred Adelard LACHAPELLE 

flag   Dorothy Elizabeth FEIGE (b.5 August 1909, Webster, Massachusetts, USA  d. 29 November 1989, Moultonboro, New Hampshire, USA)
m. Earl William KRUEGER 

flag   Evelyn Pearl FEIGE (b.4 March 1912, Thompson, Connecticut, USA  d. 18 October 1981, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA)
m. Leo George BAKER 10 January 1932

flag   Vivian Louise FEIGE (b.22 March 1914, Thompson, Connecticut, USA  d. 27 December 1976, Webster, Massachusetts, USA)
m. James F GOODE 17 February 1936
m. John F ZURAWKA 

flag   Willard Frederick FEIGE (b.5 February 1916, Webster, Massachusetts, USA  d. 29 April 1980, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA)
m. Irene Elma FLEURIE abt. 1944

flag   Richard Sherman FEIGE (b.9 June 1918, Webster, Massachusetts, USA  d. 25 December 1995, Putnam, Connecticut, USA)
m. Stella E WOJICK abt. 1940

World War II Soldier flag   George William FEIGE (b.15 April 1920, Webster, Massachusetts, USA  d. 7 October 1982, Webster, Massachusetts, USA)
m. Ruth Barbara ROBERTS abt. 1946

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28 July 1888
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USA 1890 - December 29 - Wounded Knee Massacre occurred - 7th Cavalry killed more than 250 Lakota men, women and children; Sitting Bull killed at Little Eagle; Indian wars ended webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ sdtimeln.htm - December 29, 1890

1892 Auburn, Ward 1, E.D. 2, Cayuga, New York
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USA 1892 - NO MORE BARGE OFFICE. Immigrants Will Hereafter Land at Ellis Island.
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1895 - Public School Promotions...Evans? Street School...Second to First Division First Grade...Willard Feige

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1896 - Public School Promotions...Bradford Street School...Second Division to First Division, Second Grade...Willard Feige

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1896, exact date unknown

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USA 1897 - September 1 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground metro in North America.
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1898 - Book
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USA 1898 - December 10 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War.
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USA 1900 - March 15 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing the United States currency on the gold standard.
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USA 1900 - June 1 – American temperance agitator Carrie Nation begins her crusade to demolish saloons.
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World History 1906 - April 7 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples. - April 7, 1906

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Willard S FEIGE and Anna R KORCH 22 May 1907, Webster, Massachusetts, USA
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1907 Birth of Child
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Webster, Massachusetts
Thursday, March 19, 1908

USA 1908 - September 27 – Henry Ford produces his first Model T automobile. - September 27, 1908

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1909 Birth of Child
Dorothy Elizabeth FEIGE was born 5 August 1909, Webster, Massachusetts, USA
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1912 Birth of Child
Evelyn Pearl FEIGE was born 4 March 1912, Thompson, Connecticut, USA
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USA 1913 - December 23 – The Federal Reserve System is created as the central banking system of the United States by Woodrow Wilson's signature of the Federal Reserve Act. - December 23, 1913

1914 Birth of Child
Vivian Louise FEIGE was born 22 March 1914, Thompson, Connecticut, USA
USA 1914 - Woodrow Wilson signs a Mother's Day proclamation.
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USA 1915 - January 25 - First United States coast-to-coast long-distance telephone call,
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World History 1915 - May 7 – WWI: Sinking of the RMS Lusitania: British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is sunk by Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 civilians en route from New York to Liverpool. - May 7, 1915

1916 Birth of Child
Willard Frederick FEIGE was born 5 February 1916, Webster, Massachusetts, USA
USA 1916 - On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14. - May 30, 1916

1917 World War I Draft Registration
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USA 1917 - March 2 – The enactment of the Jones Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.
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1920 Birth of Child
George William FEIGE was born 15 April 1920, Webster, Massachusetts, USA
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18 January 1929
Webster, Massachusetts, USA

Webster Evening Times, Webster, MA

Friday, January 18, 1929 - Front Page

Willard Feige Ends Life with Illuminating Gas at Chase Avenue Home

Found in Locked Room with Gas Tube in Mouth by Daughter - Physician and Police Work for Over an Hour with Pulmoter in Effort to Revive Him -- Despondency Over Poor Health Believed to be Cause of Act--Leaves Wife and Seven Children

Despondency over ill health is believed to have been the cause of the suicide of Willard Feige, 38? year old, who was found at noon today in his home on Chase Avenue with open gas jets pouring deadly fumes into a closed room.

Feige had evidently made careful preparations for ending his life, and had closed all the doors and sealed the windows to prevent the escape of gas. He then opened the gas jets and waited for the end.

The tragedy was discovered by a daughter, who came home and smelled gas, which she finally traced to a front room. The room was closed and locked and it was only after aid was summoned that entrance was effected.

Chief James Hetherman, Officers John C. Templeman and John Kloss assisted Dr. Joseph N. Roy to revive the man, but after an hour's work, it was realized that their efforts were of no avail.

When the room had been cleared of gas sufficiently to allow the police and doctor to enter, Feige was discovered with a gas tube in his mouth and there was every indication to point to carefully laid plans for suicide.

Relatives stated that he had not been in good health, and had returned from a hospital in Worcester a few months ago. He was apparently discouraged by his failure to return to usual health.

For more than an hour the pulimoter was used by police under the direction of Dr. Roy, with no results.

Feige is survived by a wife and seven children. He has always been employed as an electrician.

Willard is buried at: Mount Zion Cemetery
Old Worcester Rd.
Rte 12
Webster, Massachusetts, USA

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