Willliam Emmett Waltemath (1921 - 1971)



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in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois United States


at Catholic Church, in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois United States


on at Lima Memorial Hospital, in Lima, Allen County, Ohio United States
Cause of death: Heart Attack associated with Flebitis

Cause of death

Heart Attack associated with Flebitis

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at Memorial Park Cemetery, in Lima, Allen County, Ohio United States


Last Known Residence

Oakview Subdivision, in Lima, Allen County, Ohio United States

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Father: Herbert William Waltemath
Mother: Doris Ann Emmett-Waltemath
Siblings: James Edward Waltemath

Partner: Marceil Rockey-Waltemath
Children with Marceil: Randy Tad Waltemath and Rebecca Ann Waltemath

Wife: Ruth Marceil (Rockey) Waltemath
Children with Ruth: Rebecca Ann Waltemath


Graduate of Lima Central High School, Lima OH; some college education at Bowling Green State Univ. @ Bowling Green OH prior to him leaving & entering the military service as a Lt. in the Army Air Corps where he became a pilot trainer for B52 aircraft stationed in San Angelo TX.


Insurance Adjuster for the Lima OH for many years first with his business "Adjusters Associated" & then employed with Eaton, Endley & Peck Insurance group up until his passing on March 20, 1971.


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A Lieutenant in the Army Air Corp during WWII as a pilot trainer for B52 bomber planes in San Angelo TX.

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German & Irish








1921 - In the year that Willliam Emmett Waltemath was born, the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

1928 - At the age of just 7 years old, Willliam was alive when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

1939 - By the time he was 18 years old, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

1946 - Willliam was 25 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

1971 - In the year of Willliam Emmett Waltemath's passing, on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

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