William Shedrick Arnott1

M, #8, b. 29 September 1921, d. 24 January 2014
Last Edited=9 Oct 2016
Bill used this photo of himself on his various web pages.
     William Shedrick Arnott, son of James Hunter Arnott and Ella Estelle Bottenfield, was born on 29 September 1921 at Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado. William Shedrick Arnott was the son of James Hunter Arnott and Ella Estelle Bottenfield.

William Shedrick Arnott appeared on the United States census of 1930 in the household of James Hunter Arnott at Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado.2

William Shedrick Arnott appeared on the United States census of 4 April 1940 in the household of James Hunter Arnott at Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado.3

William Shedrick Arnott married Violet Averil Balmer, daughter of (?) Balmer, circa 1941.1 William Shedrick Arnott and Violet Averil Balmer were divorced; Though she and William S. Arnott divorced when their son, Eric, was quite young, she continued to maintain a relationship with the Arnott family.4

William Shedrick Arnott began military service in October 1942. He served in the Signal Corps of the Air Corps during WWII..4

He ended military service on 17 January 1946 at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado. In a newspaper clipping found at the Gunnison Public Library it says: "Cpl. William S. Arnott, formerly of Crested Butte, now living in Ault, was separated at Ft. Logan Jan. 17, following nine months, and 18 days of foreign service. He wears the American theatre of service ribbon, the Asiatic-Pacific campaign ribbon, the World War II victory medal, the good conduct medal, and the meritorious service unit plaque. He served in the China offensive.".5

William Shedrick Arnott married Helen L. Cummings circa 1956.

Bill (William S.) met his third wife, Solomae, on the Internet. They corresponded for quite some time. Then, in June of 2005 she came from South Africa, where she lived, to meet Bill. Bill went back to South Africa to meet her family then the two returned to Phoenix, where they married. Bill was 84 when they married.6

William Shedrick Arnott married Solome (?) on 5 December 2005 at Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.7

William Shedrick Arnott died on 24 January 2014 at Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, at age 92.8 and was buried at National Memorial Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.4

Child of William Shedrick Arnott and Violet Averil Balmer

Citations

  1. [S179] Interview with Alice Joyce Stevens Arnott (informant address private) , by this researcher, 1996. Notes of this interview are in the personal records of this researcher (Florence, Pinal County, Arizona).
  2. [S120] 1930 United States Census, population schedule, Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado, sheet 1A, family 7.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  3. [S480] 1940 United States Census, population schedule, Enumeration District 26-12, page 1A, Crested Butte, Gunnison County, Colorado, roll T267_464.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  4. [S124] Personal knowledge of this researcher, Lynell Arnott (Florence, Arizona), from family connections and information from family member's direct knowledge of events.
  5. [S162] Unknown author, Gunnison News-Champion, Gunnison, Colorado: February 7, 1946 issue.. Hereinafter cited as "An article in Gunnison News-Champion."
  6. [S113] Interview with Thomas Ellsworth Arnott (informant address private) , by this researcher, 1996 to present. Notes of this interview are in the personal records of this researcher (Florence, Pinal County, Arizona).
  7. [S113] Interview with Thomas Ellsworth Arnott (informant address private) , by this researcher, 1996 to present. Notes of this interview are in the personal records of this researcher (Florence, Pinal County, Arizona), 7 December, 2005.
  8. [S124] Personal knowledge of this researcher, Lynell Arnott (Florence, Arizona), from family connections and information from family member's direct knowledge of events. , Bill's daughter Leslie phoned with this news.