Fawcett:FAWCETT, Willis Augustus (1916 - 1995)

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Biographical sketch

WILLIS AUGUSTUS FAWCETT, JR./II was born in Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas on April 26, 1916 to Willis A. Fawcett and Cornelia Peterson (Certificate 46902). By 1936 he worked in the Fawcett Insurance Company (Kerrville Mountain Sun 10/1936).

For a while he resided in San Antonio, before enlisting in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) for World War II. He did much of his training in England. He flew large planes over the "Hump" in Asia as part of the U.S. Army Air Force. Junior married Ethel Williams in 1943. Their children, Sally Williams Fawcett, Ethel Fawcett and Willis Augustus Fawcett III, were all born in Kerrville, Texas.

Junior Fawcett worked as a salesman for Peterson's Households during the 1950s (Kerrville Directory 1956). His family lived at Starkey Manor (1950+) and then 1222 Jack Drive in Kerrville from 1956-67. During the 1960s he became the Secretary of Peterson's Garage & Auto Company (Directory 1967), before he retired (from 1977-1995 [Directories 1977-1986]). After his retirement he resided at 705 Mockingbird Ln (1974- [Kerrvile Directories 1977-90]). W.A. Fawcett, Jr. died at his home on Thursday, September 28, 1995 (San Angelo Standard Times 9/30/95).


From A History of the Fawcetts and Related Families in America by William Bloys Fawcett. Used by permission of Dr. Fawcett.

This book was first published in 1996 and some of the information is quite dated. If you find errors or want to add updates, contact me, and I will add notes to the page.

Copyright © 1996, 2007 by William Bloys Fawcett, Jr. All rights reserved. No copies may be made of this document through any electronic, photocopying or other means without permission of the author.

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