Monday, November 28, 2016

Photograph of William Henry Holst of West New York, New Jersey; at age 11 Months


Photograph of a baby identified on the reverse as Willie Holst of 783 Bergenline Avenue, West New York, New Jersey, at age 11 months.  It appears that the photograph was purchased from the Deutsches Journal of New York, New York.


From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

William Henry Holst was born March 3, 1912 at West New York, New Jersey, the son of Charles Holst and Susan (Meehan) Holst.  By 1930, the family was living at Cambridge, Massachusetts, where Charles was working as the foreman in a printing operation.  By 1940 William was still living with his parents at Cambridge, Massachusetts, and was teaching in a private school.

William may have moved to the Manchester, New Hampshire area by 1942, as it was from there that he enlisted into the Army.  His enlistment record notes that he was of the occupation classification: Artists, sculptors, and teachers of art.

William was living at Stonington, Maine, when he died in 1995.  If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Sources
  • U.S. Federal Censuses
  • United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
  • U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 
  • U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 - Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS) Death File
  • U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 

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