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Roland H. Chiles, Sr.

Male 1899 - 1965  (66 years)


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  • Name Roland H. Chiles 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 28 Aug 1899  Nash, Ellis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Dec 1965  Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 26 Dec 1965  Waxahachie City Cemetery, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6389  Carl
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 

    Father Charles C. Chiles,   b. 2 Oct 1871, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1940, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Rosa Gertrude Davenport,   b. 22 Apr 1884, Nash, Ellis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1949, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Family ID F2239  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Grace Inez Bevels 
    Children 
    +1. Living Chiles
     2. Living Chiles
     3. Cecil Henry Chiles,   b. 1920,   d. 1976  (Age 56 years)
     4. Arthur Lee Chiles,   b. 12 Oct 1930, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 2000  (Age 69 years)
     5. Billie Wayne Chiles,   b. 2 May 1944, Ellis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1964  (Age 20 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F2256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • PRIVATE ROLAND H. CHILES, son of Charles and Gertrude Chiles, 216 Bethel Street, Waxahachie. Born at Nash, Texas, August 28, ....(it's printed 1919, but t hat can't be correct) Received his education at the Nash public schools. Private Chiles volunteered for service April 2, 1917--before the outbreak of hostilities between the United States and Germany, in the Medical Department of the 111th Engineers of the Texas National Guards, which was Federalized into the 36th Division. Stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Rio Grande City, and Camp Bowie.
      Sent overseas, July, 1918.

      Saw action in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensive, September 26, to November 11, 1918. Spent 60 days in the front lines. Discharged at Camp Bowie, June 18, 1919.

      Source Information:
      Russo, Lori. Ellis County, Texas World War I Veterans [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: Men of Ellis County, Texas, Who Served in WWI. www.ancestry.com

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      Name: Roland H. Chiles
      Death date: 24 Dec 1965
      Death place: Waxahachie, Ellis, Texas
      Cause of death: Self inflicted gunshot wound
      Gender: Male
      Race or color (on document): White
      Age at death: 66 years
      Estimated birth year:
      Birth date: 28 Aug 1899
      Birth place: Texas
      Marital status: Married
      Spouse name: Grace Chiles
      Father name: Charley Chiles
      Father birth place:
      Mother name: Gertrude Davenport
      Mother birth place:
      Occupation: Retired Carpenter
      Residence: 113 Bauder Street, Waxahachie, Ellis, Texas
      Cemetery name: Waxahachie City Cemetery
      Burial place: Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas
      Burial date: 26 Dec 1965
      Additional relatives: Mrs. Grace Chiles, wife
      Film number: 2117868
      Digital GS number: 4028293
      Image number: 3207
      Reference number: 76728
      Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
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