Professor William George Kaiser b. 10 Jun 1887 Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois d. 28 May 1963 Glen Ellyn, Illinois: William Kaiser's ancestry

Professor William George Kaiser

Male 1887 - 1963  (75 years)


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  • Name William George Kaiser 
    Title Professor 
    Born 10 Jun 1887  Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 May 1963  Glen Ellyn, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Forest Hill Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0062  William Kaiser Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2011 

    Father William Frederick Kaiser,   b. 19 Apr 1858, Freeport, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1936, Sutherland, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Emma Rose Schauer,   b. 12 Sep 1860, Reading, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1957, Cherokee, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 1 Mar 1881  Freeport, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • According to notes compiled by Blythe V. V. Poage Kaiser, in 1966:

      " The William F. (Emma) Kaiser family lived on a farm north of Sutherland most of their lives. Moved to Sutherland to retire. Son, Charley Kaiser, still has the old home farm in 1966."
    Family ID F108  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Blythe Viola Victoria Poage,   b. 10 Nov 1891, Baxter, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1988, Lake Bluff, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 11 Nov 1915  Baxter, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The following are notes written by Blythe V.V. Poage Kaiser in 1966:

      "William and Blythe lived for a short time in Ames, Iowa where William was on the Agricultural Engineering Faculty. They went to Chicago, Illinois in January, 1917 and spent the next few years in the city but moved to the suburb of Glen Ellyn in March, 1920 where they have lived ever since. William was an executive of the Portland Cement Association and a consulting Agricultural Engineer. Blythe is a member of several Patriotic Societies: DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) and DAC (Daughters of American Colonists) and is also a Master Judge of Flower Shows accredited through the National Council of State Garden Clubs. Both William and Blythe have degrees from the Iowa State University - Ames."
    Children 
    +1. Robert Poage Kaiser,   b. 31 Jul 1916, Ames, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1990, Libertyville, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Family ID F027  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Colonial House at ISU 1914
    Colonial House at ISU 1914
    Emma & Wm G. Kaiser 1950
    Emma & Wm G. Kaiser 1950
    ISU Letter pg #1
    ISU Letter pg #1
    Kaiser Brothers 1915
    Kaiser Brothers 1915
    Kaiser Brothers about 1913
    Kaiser Brothers about 1913
    Kaiser extended family, about 1926
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    Kaiser Family 1920
    Kaiser Family 1920

    Headstones
    headstone Blythe & William Kaiser
    headstone Blythe & William Kaiser
    Forest Hill Cemetery, IL
    Cemetary Forest Hill Kaiser's
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  • Notes 
    • The following is an obituary taken from the Sutherland Courier, Iowa, June, 1963:

      WILLIAM G. KAISER
      1887-1963

      William George Kaiser was born June 10, 1887, on a farm near Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, and died suddenly May 28, 1963 at his home 468 Hill Avenue, Glen Ellyn, Illinois of a coronary. Before he was a year old the family moved to O'Brien County, where he attended rural district school and the Sutherland high school. His parents were Mr. & Mrs. William F. Kaiser.

      He was active in debate and sports in high school, and at Iowa State College, he won varsity letters for track in his junior and senior years. He graduated from Iowa State College, Ames, in 1914, and was valedictorian of his class. He took his bachelor's degree in Agricultural Engineering, followed by the professional degree in 1919.

      He was married to Blythe Poage on November 11, 1915. They have one son, Robert P. Kaiser, who is vice president of the American Concrete Corporation, Waukegan, Illinois. Robert and his wife, Doris, who live at Lake Bluff, Illinois, have four children, Kenneth, Allan, Caryl Jean, and Donald.

      In 1917 he became associated with the Portland Cement Association, and the same year became a member of the A.S.A.E. Since then the agricultural engineering of the company has been pretty much the same as the career of Mr. Kaiser. He organized a farm building plan, prepared illustrated articles for the farm press and among other activities supervised the over-all strategy of the industry's farm extension program.

      From 1933 to 1945, Mr. Kaiser had charge of the Association's work for the extension of concrete dwelling house construction, was manager of Cement Producer Bureau in P.C.A. and he served as chairman of a committee on concrete building units in the American Society for Testing Materials.

      In 1935 he became a member of the American Concrete Institute, and among his duties was service on the committee which developed recommended practices for the construction of farm silos. He served as president of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, as well as holding other positions.

      He was officially retired from Portland Cement Association in 1952, but continued to work there as a consulting engineer for five years. One of his assignments during this time was an extensive concrete housing survey in Florida. Because of his work on a similar committee in the American Society of Agricultural Engineers he served for about 10 years on the Farm Equipment and Structure Research Advisory Committee of the United States Department of Agriculture.

      In 1946 he was awarded the Cyrus Hall McCormick medal presented for his consistent career of worthy work in the engineering of agriculture.

      Besides his wife, son, and grandchildren, Mr. Kaiser is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Emma Hill and Mrs. Agnes Duncan of Sutherland, Iowa, Mrs. Lillian Bundy of Hacienda Heights, California, and Mrs. Myrtle Miller of Sunland, California; and three brothers, Levi of Lake Park, Walter of Blencoe, and Charley of Sutherland, Iowa.



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