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William Gordon Whitton

William Gordon Whitton

Male 1920 - 2007  (87 years)

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  • Name William Gordon Whitton 
    Born 13 Apr 1920  Orchard Farm, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Nov 2007  Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center, Plainfield, Union, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I17870  Whitton
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 

    Father Robert Burns Whitton,   b. 25 Jan 1887, Blairgowrie ref 335-13 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1973, West Long Branch, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States of America buried Glenwood, Monmouth, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Amelia Calley Watt,   b. 1886, Leuchars, Fife Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947, West Long Branch, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States of America buried Glenwood, Monmouth, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 30 Aug 1913  1 Rossdhu Drive, Helensburgh Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1419  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Roberta Hamilton,   b. 7 Sep 1925, South Plainfield, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 2002, Genises Elder Care Centre, Plainfield, Union, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married Abt 1960 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F7378  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • on 8th March 1922 Robert and his wife and 2 children arrived in New York to meet with his brother William at 5 Ormond Place, New Rochelle, New York his last address in UK was given as Carluke
      at 1925 census at Greenburgh, Westchester NY
      In USA 1930 Census at Tarrytown, Westchester, Greenburgh Township, New York

      Laurence University, Canton, New York

      Enlisted in USA Military
      Name: William G Whitton
      Birth Year: 1919 Race: White, citizen Nativity State or Country: Channel Islands or England or Great Britain or Isle Of Man or Northern Ireland or Scotland or Wales
      State: New York County or City: Westchester
      Enlistment Date: 12 Feb 1942 Enlistment State: New York
      Enlistment City: Camp Upton Yaphank
      Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
      Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
      Grade: Private Grade Code: Private
      Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
      Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
      Source: Civil Life

      Born in Lanark, Scotland, Mr. Whitton was raised in Tarrytown, New York and lived in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and South Plainfield before settling in Plainfield in 1969.

      He graduated from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York in 1947, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in both, English and History.

      From college, Mr. Whitton began his coaching career as a football coach for North Tarrytown High School in New York. Following the high school level, Bill made his way to the collegiate level of coaching football. He started at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and went onto Princeton University, before earning the job at Holy Cross College in Massachusetts as head coach of their football program.

      After coaching at the college level, Mr. Whitton went back to coaching High School Football. He coached in North Plainfield where he also taught Social Studies, before finishing his coaching career at St. Pius High School in Piscataway.

      An Army Veteran who earned two Bronze Stars during WWII, Bill served in the European Theater. He was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening.

      He is pre-deceased by his wife Roberta Hamilton Whitton who died in 2002 and by his sister Emily Emslie who died earlier this year.

      Surviving are his daughter Joanne McGonigle and her husband Frank of South Plainfield, his son Brother Robert Whitton of the Holy Apostle Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut, and by his four grandchildren; Elizabeth Larson, Ian McGonigle, Katie Flammer, and Brian McGonigle. Also surviving are his three great grandchildren; Mary, Andrew, and Michael Larson.

      PLAINFIELD -- William G. Whitton, 88, died Thursday (Nov. 1, 2007). Obituary Home News Tribune on Line
      Surviving are a daughter, Joanne McGonigle (Frank); a son, Brother Robert Whitton; and many grandchildren.
      Services will begin 9:15 a.m. Monday at McCriskin-Gustafson Home for Funerals, South Plainfield, followed by a 10 a.m. funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church, South Plainfield.
      football coach, WWII vet
      Address 625 Ravine Road, Plainfield NJ 07062