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William Pigott



William Pigott and his wife Marguerite.
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From Fr. Paddy O'Mara papers, J/552/72.


  
William Pigott,
born 11 Jan 1880, Manhattan.
He is at home with mother in 1900 census, single, occupation "dry goods salesman".

He mar 6 June 1905, Manhattan [New York Marriage Index] to Marguerite Strohmeyer [born 1883 or 1884, New York].
She was dau of William Strohmeyer [or maybe Strotmeyer, born in Germany] and Margaret ---- [born in New York].

In 1915 state census, Marguerite and her child Randolph are listed with her parents at 821 Willoughby Ave, New York. See entry from here.
William Pigott and Marguerite and children are listed in 1920 census at 273 Kosciuszko St, Brooklyn. See entry from here. He is "ship fitter" in ship yard.
They are listed in 1925 state census at 603 Monroe St, Brooklyn. See entry from here. He is "Customs clerk".
They are listed in 1930 census at 603 Monroe St, Brooklyn. See entry from here. His occupation is "clerical".
As at 1935 they were living 615 Macon St, Kings, New York [according to 1940 census].
They are listed in 1940 census at 615 Macon St, Kings, New York. See entry from here. He is "clerk" in Custom House.
His 1st cousin Fr. Paddy O'Mara seems to have visited them in the 1940 to 1953 period. Or at least he had photos of the family in that period.
William and Marguerite had issue:


  1. Randolph Pigott,
    Randolph G. Pigott, NOT Randolf,
    born 6 Apr 1906, New York.
    In 1925 census his occupation is "Office work".
    In 1930 census his occupation is "clerical".
    At home in 1940 census, unmarried. He is "clerk" in "Hardware Mfg".
    At death he was living 11375, Flushing, Queens, New York.
    He died Apr 1977.
    See entry in U.S. Social Security Death Index.


  2. Bernard Pigott,
    Bernard Francis Pigott,
    born New York, 23 Jan 1917 [grave] or 22 Jan 1917 [burial record].
    At home in April 1940 census, unmarried. He is "chauffeur" in "express van" industry.

    He mar 31 Aug 1940 to Frances Broschart [Frances Mathilda Broschart, born 28 Mar 1917, Brooklyn].
    Army enlistment record has his occupation in the category: "Semi-skilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor".
    He served in U.S. Army in WW2. Served 1943-46.
    Enlisted 7 Sept 1943 as a Private. Living Queens, New York.
    Grave says "SGT CMP" (Sergeant, Corps of Military Police) and "BSM" (Bronze Star Medal).
    Discharged 14 Feb 1946.
    At his death in 1953 they are living 87-23 92nd St, Woodhaven, New York.
    He died 19 Nov 1953, age 36 yrs.
    He was bur 23 Nov 1953 at Long Island National Cemetery (military veterans' cemetery), New York. Location P 52. See grave.
    See burial record from here.

    Frances mar 2ndly, 10 Apr 1966 [her age 49] to Charles Edgar Linn.
    Charles died 1980.
    Frances died 12 Nov 1997, Sequim, WA.
    She was buried with 1st husband at Long Island National Cemetery.
    Grave says "wife and mother" so there must be issue.


  3. Marguerite Pigott,
    Marguerite V. Pigott,
    born c.July 1919, New York,
    age 6 months in Jan 1920 census.
    At home in 1940 census.
    She died unmarried, 24 Feb 1982.
    (todo) See Daily News, New York, 25 Feb 1982.

  4. William Pigott,
    William J. Pigott,
    born 4 Aug 1921, New York.
    At home in 1940 census.
    At death he is living 11694, Far Rockaway, Queens, New York.
    He died 18 July 1992.

  5. Frances Pigott [dau],
    born 1923 or 1924, New York.
    At home in 1930 census.
    She died 15 Dec 1934, Kings, New York.




Front: The 4 children in 1940 to 1953.
Left to Right: William, Marguerite, Bernard, Randolph.
Back: Bernard's wife Frances.
Original is blurred. See larger and full size.
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From Fr. Paddy O'Mara papers, J/552/72.



Grave of Bernard Pigott, Long Island National Cemetery.
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Reverse has inscription to his wife Frances Broschart.
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