They never do or did get his name right. Those who don't know, my Great-Grandfather John Olin ran off with a married woman named Etta Bell (Calder) Thresher. Until recently, we thought Willmount "Bill" was an Olin. Turns out that when Etta ran off with John, she took her youngest with her, changed his last name and never told him. To add insult to injury, Willmount was born in 1907, not 1904 as he thought, so he was just shy of his 101st birthday. This is from the Aurora Beacon Newspaper (Sun-Times News Group)
William Olin, 104 of Aurora, passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at Provena Mercy Center. He was born August 28, 1904 in Michigan the son of the late John and Etta Olin. Bill was a retired mechanic for West Aurora School District 129. His passions were hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his four children, William (Norma) Olin of Yorkville, Neil (Beatrice) Olin of Dixon, Nancy (Allen) Watson of Hennepin, IL and Robert (Nonie) Olin of Shipshewana, IN; his stepdaughter, Edith Johnson of Montgomery; his daughter-in-law, Patricia Horton of Montgomery; as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen, his second wife, Dorothy; his daughter, Lois Olin; his son, Glenn Olin; a grandson, William Olin; a granddaughter, Christine Watson; and a stepson, Michael Horton.
A visitation will take place from 12-2 P.M. on Saturday, September 13, 2008 at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora. There will be no funeral service. Interment will be private.
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