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Willis, Bertram Trowbridge, 1912-1997

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1912-1997

Biographical History

Bertram Trowbridge Willis (1912-1997) was an army colonel and life insurance company executive in Utah.

Bertram Trowbridge Willis was born on December 3, 1912 to Bertram Frederick and Rebecca Trowbridge Willis. In 1935-37, Bertram served a mission in Great Britain. Later he graduated from University of Utah. Bertram married Jean Cannon on March 13, 1941 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Together they had eight children--Bertram Cannon Willis, Lou Jean Huber, Francine Rich, Barbara Corry, Rebecca Boren, Florence Farnsworth, David Cannon Willis, and Mary Beth Bingham. Bertram served as a Army Colonel during World War II. After retiring from the army, Bertram became a life insurance company executive. Bertram Trowbridge Willis passed away on January 8, 1997.

Citation

DeseretNews, via WWW, January 15, 2016 (died on January 8, 1997, retired US Army Colonel and life insurance company executive, born December 3, 1912 to Bertram Frederick and Rebecca Trowbridge Willis, graduated from University of Utah, 1935-37 served mission in Great Britain, married Jean Cannon on March 13, 1941 in Salt Lake City, Utah, together they had eight children--Bertram Cannon Willis, LouJean Huber, Francine Rich, Barbara Corry, Rebecca Boren, Florence Farnsworth, David Cannon Willis, and Mary Beth Bingham)

Ancestry, via WWW, January 19, 2016 (married Jean Cannon on March 13, 1941 in Salt Lake City, Utah, served in the US Army during World War II, Jean and Bertram had eight children--Barbara Willis, Francine Willis, Bertram Cannon Willis, Lou Jean Willis, Rebecca Willis, David Cannon Willis, Florence Willis, and Mary Beth Willis)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Cannon and Willis families papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2216
Overview Boxes 1 and 2 being mostly manuscript material and booklets (as well as a few photographs), and boxes 3-5 being diaries and a folder of photocopies from a scrapbook and an autobiography. Most the manuscript material is typescript in form, coming from various persons. Boxes 3, 4, and the first folder of 5 contain all 33 of Lucy Grant Cannon's diaries. Some of her diaries overlap, meaning she apparently kept, sometimes, two or even three diaries at the same time. Her last six diaries, black in...