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GANSERT: William ILES m. Helen DETJENS, has son John ILES, deserts family in 1925 for San Fran Bay area. No other info.

Query by Bawden4

William was born 13 July 1896 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, son of William and Mary ILES GANSERT.

The family returned to their home at 807 22nd Street, Rock Island, Illinois (now in historic district) from Davenport, Scott, Iowa on E. 13th St. shortly after his birh. "Iles" worked at the family candy company shortly before his father's death in 1919.

On 4 Jun 1920, Wm married Helen Katherine DETJENS in Rock Island's Trinity Episcopal Church. She was the dtr of Herman and Katherine MUELLER DETJENS, born 2 May 1897 in Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois. She graduated from Rock Island High School and Monticello Seminary in Alton, Madison, Illinois; she attended the University of Chicago and graduated from the Technical Normal School of Chicago as a dietician.

Mother Mary ILES GANSERT moved to Davenport, shortly after Helen and Wm were married, giving the GANSERT family home in Rock Island to her son.

In 1925 William ILES GANSERT left his wife and child and moved to the San Francisco, California Bay area.

Nothing more is known about him.

Helen remained in Rock Island where she was Society Editor for the Davenport Daily Times newspaper until 1944. In 1945, she became Society Editor for the Argus newspaper in Rock Island, and editor of the International Harvester magazine (farm implement mfg). After son John graduated from Grinnell College, in Grinnell, Poweshiek, Iowa she moved with him to Pasadena, California where she organized a scientific library at the Naval Ordnance Test Station in Inyokern, California. Helen GANSERT attended college near her home in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Wm and Helen had only one son: John ILES GANSERT: born 5 April 1921 in Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois. (seperate blog)
No death info for Wm. Death info for Helen: 2001 in Maricopa County, Arizona...need date and city.

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by Bawden4 on 2012-02-03 19:17:03

The Eldridge-Bawden Families: The Ancestry and Descendants of Duncan Campbell Eldridge and Stephen Bawden, Scott County, Iowa; author-compiler Alice Richardson Sloane, C.G. (dec 2011), commissioned by John Duvall Bawden (dec 1992), Bettendorf, Iowa; Anundsen Pub Co., Decorah, Iowa , 1986, 290 pps, no copyright, no ISBN, in the personal library of this writer.

See references for Wm ILES GANSERT m. Helen DETJENS.

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