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Frederick, William Ransome

Frederick, William Ransome

Male 1916 - 1944  (28 years)

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  • Name Frederick, William Ransome 
    Born 16 Jun 1916  Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 74 
    Died 9 Sep 1944  Crowland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I74  Caswell County
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 

    Father Frederick, William Waters,   b. 5 Oct 1879, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1931, Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Stanfield, Mary Stella,   b. 6 May 1881, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1955, Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 9 Dec 1903  Residence of Minerva Catherine (Kate) Stanfield, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 2156 
    Family ID F18  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hayes, Violet Lillian,   b. 12 Jan 1917, Lumberton, Robeson County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1947, Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 29 Jan 1939  Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 3672 
    Children 
     1. Frederick, Unnamed,   b. 18 Aug 1939, Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1939, Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F69  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jun 1916 - Person County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Jan 1939 - Person County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Sep 1944 - Crowland, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    William Ransome Frederick - Cadet
    William Ransome Frederick with Dogs
    William Ransome Frederick - Cadet (The Planesman)
    Lily Marlene
    Lily Marlene FSX Repaint by Forest Dalton 20 October 2021
    Crew of the Lily Marlene
    Lily Marlene Wreckage
    William Ransome Frederick Memorial Brick

    Documents
    Stanfield Family Bible
    Stanfield Family Bible
    William Ransome Frederick and Violet Lillian Hayes Marriage License
    William Ransome Frederick and Violet Lillian Hayes Marriage License
    Baby Frederick Birth/Death Certificate
    Baby Frederick Birth/Death Certificate

    Headstones
    William Ransome Frederick Grave Marker Madingly, England
    William Ransome Frederick Grave Marker Madingly, England
    William Ransome Frederick Grave Marker Madingly, England
    William Ransome Frederick Grave Marker Madingly, England
    William Ransome Frederick Cenotaph at Burchwood Cemetery, Roxboro, NC
    William Ransome Frederick Cenotaph at Burchwood Cemetery, Roxboro, NC

    Newspapers
    William Ransome Frederick Service Flag The Courier-Times (Roxboro, N.C.), 19 March 1945
    William Ransome Frederick Obituary
    William Ransome Frederick Cadet Honors
    Lt. William Ransome Frederick and Crew
    William Ransome Frederick New Manager at Roxboro Drug Store
    William Ransome Frederick Dog Show
    William Ransome Frederick Class 44-A Graduation Page 1
    William Ransome Frederick Class 44-A Graduation Page 2
    Leonidas Pointer Frederick Funeral, Person County Times, 20 April 1939
    Ransome Frederick Goes With Justice Drug, Person County Times, 2 November 1941
    Violet Lillian Hayes to Wed William Ransome Frederick, Person County Times (Roxboro, NC), 29 Jan 1939
    Violet Lillian Hayes Married William Ransome Frederick, Person County Times, 2 Feb 1939
    Violet Lillian Hayes Wedding Shower, Person County Times, 9 Feb 1939
    William Ransome Frederick New Manager of Roxboro Drug, Person County Times, 22 June 1939
    William Ransome Frederick Accepted to Officers Training School, Person County Times, 7 Feb 19
    William Ransome Frederick Football at Roxboro High School, The Roxboro Courier, 14 Oct 1931
    William Ransome Frederick at Sue Merritt Richmond Birthday Party, The Roxboro Courier, 13 Sept 1933
    Richmond Stanfield Frederick and William Ransome Frederick School Attendance The Roxboro Courier, 13 June 1928
    Willie W. Frederick Norfolk, VA, Visit

  • Notes 
    • William Ransom Frederick (1916-1944)

      William Ransome Frederick Portrait

      Ransom Frederick-Cadet

      RansomFrederickadj2

      RansomFrederick Obit

      The Planesman Individual Photo Cropped (GS)

      William Ransome Frederick (1916-1944)

      William Ransome Frederick Gravestone England

      Pampa Daily News (Pampa, Texas) 7 January 1944, p.1

      Pampa Daily News (Pampa, Texas) 7 January 1944, p.8

      "Lily Marlene"

      Frederick New Manager of Roxboro Drug Person County Times (Roxboro, N.C.), 22 June 1939

      Ransom Frederick Goes With Justice Drug

      Ransom Frederick to Miami Officers Training School Person County Times (Roxboro, N.C.), 7 February 1943

      William Ransome Frederick Memorial Brick

      (click on photograph for larger image)
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      Last Photograph: Lt. William Ransome Frederick (1916-1944) World War II memorial brick at the Veterans' Plaza, which is part of the Person County Museum of History (Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina).

      Service Flag: The Courier-Times (Roxboro, N.C.), 19 March 1945.
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      Early Years in Roxboro, North Carolina

      Attendance Honor Roll Roxboro Central Graded School: 1927
      Source: The Roxboro Courier (Roxboro, North Carolina), November 2, 1927, p.2.

      The following named pupils have been neither absent nor tardy during the first month of school. Names are given by grades and teachers having the respective section in charge:

      Third Grade: Miss Maude L. Montague, Teacher

      Geraldine Brooks, Lillie Carver, Elizabeth Clayton, Ruth Davidson, Elsie Hassan, Mary King, Hazel McKee, Inez Parham, Marie Spencer, Mary E. Strum, Vivian Stanfield, Zenith Wrenn, Constance Zaytoun, Buddy Allgood, Palma Barrett, A. Y. Clayton, Jr., John Day, Hezekiah Dixon, Bedford Jones, Joseph King, Howard Tolbert, Harold Tolbert, Bennie Wrenn, Alvah Young, Richmond Frederick, Fletcher Winstead, Anette Cushwa, Dot Clayton, Frances Critcher, Louise Featherston, Gladys Perkins, Caroline Michaels, Mary Miller.

      Sixth Grade, Dept. A: Mrs. V. O. Blalock, Teacher

      Beulah Bradley, Annie Long Bradsher, Emily Bradsher, Margaret Hannah Critcher, Frances Featherstone, Cleo Fox, Lois Hamlin, Cleo James, Florence Johnson, Christine Long, Isadore Long, Ethel Moore, Louise Oliver, Roxie Pulliam. Sue M. Richmond, Helen Thompson, Mary Sue Tuck, Sallie Whitt, D. Arcy Bradsher, John Bradsher, James Brooks, Carroll Carver, Ransome Frederick, Billy Harris, John James, J. V. King, Dick Long, Billy Miller, Otha Murray, Robert Talbert, Robert Walker.
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      Work/Career

      1936: Began work at Roxboro Drug Company (Roxboro, North Carolina).

      Frederick New Manager Of Roxboro Drug

      "William Ransome Frederick, young Roxboro man, has succeeded W. H. Adair as manager of Roxboro Drug Company, according to an announcement earlier this week. Frederick, son of Mrs. W. W. Frederick, has been associated with the firm for the past three years, having worked in Danville and Durham branches as well as the local concern. A native of this city, Frederick is marrried and he and Mrs. Frederick in the Jones Apartment on Academy Street. Source: Person County Times (Roxboro, N.C.), 22 June 1939.

      Frederick Leaves Roxboro Drug Firm

      Ransom Frederick, popular young business man of this city who has for some time served as manager of the Roxboro Drug company, operated here by the Johnson Drug company, of Danville, Va., has been transferred to Danville, according to an announcement made today at headquarters of the Johnson firm. Mr. Frederick's successor in Roxboro will be Matt Johnson who was previously connected with the local store about three years ago and has since then been in Durham an dDanville. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson have already arrived in the city. Source: The Roxboro Courier (Roxboro, N.C.), 1940.

      Ransome Frederick Goes With Justice In Greensboro

      W. Ransom Frederick, former Roxboro resident, who has for the past year been connected with the Johnson Drug Co., Danville, Va., has accepted a position with the Justice Drug Co., Greensboro, a wholesale house. Mr. Frederick while in Roxboro was with Roxboro Drug Co. He began working in Greensboro yesterday and it is expected that he and Mrs. Frederick will establish residence there." Source: Person County Times (Roxboro, N.C.), 2 November 1941.

      "Mr. and Mrs. W. Ransome Frederick, of Greensboro, former residents of Roxboro are spending the week-end here with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Clayton. Mrs. Clayton is Mr. Frederick's sister." Source: Person County Times (Roxboro, N.C.), 3 January 1943.

      Ransom Frederick Goes To Miami To Officer's Camp

      "W. Ransom Frederick, of Greensboro, son of Mrs. Stella Frederick and of the late W. W. Frederick, of Roxboro, has entered Officers' Training School, Miami, Fla. Frederick, formerly a resident of Roxboro, made application for Officers' training in October [1942]. In Greensboro he has been connected with Justice Drug company, wholesalers." Source: Person County Times (Roxboro, N.C.), 7 February 1943.

      Whether William Ransome Frederick was drafted or enlisted is not known. However, in October 1942 he apparently was in the armed service (U.S. Army) as in that month he applied for officers training. Or, was his application as a civilian and effectively, upon acceptance, was equivalent to voluntarily enlisting?
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      World War II

      WWII Record
      Name: William R Frederick
      Inducted From: North Carolina
      Rank: Second Lieutenant
      Combat Organization: 755th Bomber Squadron, 458th Bomber Group
      Death Date:Sep 09 1944
      Monument: Cambridge, England
      Last Known Status: Buried
      U.S. Awards: Air Medal

      For more on his military service go to 458th Bombardment Group (H).
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      United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe
      Eighth Air Force
      Second Bombardment Division (renamed Second Air Division 19 December 1944) -- All B-24
      458th Bomber Group
      755th Bomber Squadron
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      William R. Frederick
      ID: O-705924
      Entered the Service From: North Carolina
      Rank: Second Lieutenant
      Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 755th Bomber Squadron, 458th Bomber Group, Heavy
      Died: Saturday, September 09, 1944
      Buried at: Cambridge American Cemetery
      Location: Cambridge, England
      Plot: D Row: 4 Grave: 36
      Awards: Air Medal
      Source: National WWII Memorial

      2 LT William R. Frederick
      ID: 0-705924
      Branch of Service: U.S. Army
      Hometown: Guilford County, NC
      Status: DNB

      Roxboro -- The citizens of Person County and the Rotary Club of Roxboro on Saturday honored the men and women who served in the military during World War II with the unveiling of a monument in Person County Courthouse Square witnessed by some 500 people. Saturday -- May 30 -- was chosen because that date was the traditional Memorial Day before the federal government changed it to become the last Monday in May. The memorial was the culmination of a project -- "Ride of Honor" -- that began May 9, 2007 when the Rotary Club of Roxboro took more than seven motorcoaches filled with WWII veterans, family and friends to Washington, D.C., to view the National WWII Memorial there. Private citizens, civic organizations, city and county agencies and community businesses helped the Rotary Club fund the project. After the trip, which free for the veterans, there was some money left over to fund a permanent monument on the Courthouse lawn. "This is a special day in Roxboro/Person County," said a project officer, Rotarian Margaret McMann. "We have had an opportunity to say 'Thank you' to our military men and women who served during World War II. As a community we have been able to leave a lifetime legacy for future generation so see, in the form a very simple but poignant monument that in some small way may show the veterans and their families their sacrifices are truly appreciated." Source: The Herald-Sun (Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina) 31 May 2009.
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      Spooky Story: For some reason the attendant could not locate on his cemetery plat/map the grave site of my Uncle Lt. William Ransome Frederick (1916-2021). I [Richmond Stanfield Frederick, Jr.] began walking down a path dividing the various sections of the cemetery [Madingly, England], stopped, took a left turn, and walked directly to my uncle's site. I do not believe in this stuff, but cannot explain what happened. Richmond Stanfield Frederick, Jr. 20 October 2021
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      References

      Airfields of the Eighth Then and Now, Roger A. Freeman (1978) (pages132-134). This book contains information (including photographs) of air station Horsham St. Faith, England, from which William Ransom Frederick piloted a B-24 bomber (the "Lily Marlene").

      Horsham St. Faith, England
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      2Lt William Ransom Frederick's crew managed to fly five combat missions prior to their loss on a night training flight on September 9, 1944. All of these occurred in August, one to France and four to Germany (see mission list below). It is not known exactly what type of training the crew was undertaking on September 9th, records stating only that they were "participating in a night cross-country flight." The cause of the crash is unknown, but from statements by the navigator and bombardier who managed to bail out, it is possible that the plane either flew through the prop wash of another aircraft or encountered a downdraft that put the ship out of control at too low an altitude from which the pilots could recover.

      Sgt Daniel Peller, tail gunner, was not aboard the aircraft on September 9th. Records show that he was transferred to the 754th Squadron in October 1944 most likely as a gunner on 1Lt James J. Boyle, Jr's. crew. 2Lt Glen C. Allen was assigned to the crew of 1Lt Charles E. Mitchell as their navigator. He completed his tour with that lead crew in the 755th Squadron on April 10, 1945. 2Lt Jack R. Hibbs was assigned to the 752nd Squadron as 2Lt Harry H. Perry, Jr's. bombardier. While no further mention of him is made in the squadron records, Lt Perry completed his tour of missions on March 31, 1945 and it is possible that Lt. Hibbs finished his combat tour around this time as well.
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      Date: 09-SEP-1944
      Time:
      Type: Consolidated B-24J Liberator ("Lily Marlene")
      Operator: United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
      Registration: 42-50907
      C/n / msn:
      Fatalities:
      Fatalities/Occupants:
      Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
      Location: Hyde's Farm, Cowland - United Kingdom
      Phase:
      Nature: Military
      Departure airport:
      Destination airport:
      Narrative:
      Crashed.
      Sources: http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/db.asp
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      50907 collided with 42-51241 over Stamford, England Mar 31, 1945. I also have this plane salvaged after crashing on a non-operational cross-country flight Sep 9, 1944. Source: http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_3.html
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      42-50907 - B24 Liberator (Crashed, pieces only)
      Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
      http://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/
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      B-24 Liberator

      Role: Heavy bomber
      Manufacturer: Consolidated Aircraft
      First Flight: 29 December 1939
      Introduction: 1941
      Retired: 1968 Indian Air Force
      Primary Users: United States Army Air Forces, United States Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force
      Produced: 1940-1945
      Number Built: 18,482
      Unit Cost: $297,627 ($4.7 million in today's dollars)
      Developed from: Consolidated XB-24
      Producers: Consolidated Aircraft (San Diego and Fort Worth); Douglas Aircraft (Tulsa); North American Aviation (Dallas); Ford Motor Company (Willow Run). At its peak, the Willow Run plant produced 650 B-24s per month in 1944. By 1945, Ford made 70% of all B-24s in two nine-hour shifts. Pilots and crews slept on 1,300 cots at Willow Run waiting for their B-24s to roll off the assembly line. At Willow Run, Ford produced half of 18,000 total B-24s.

      The "Lily Marlene' was a Consolidated B-24J, fully designated as B-24J-5-FO 42-50907. The FO designates it as built by Ford Motor Company at Willow Run, Michigan.
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      November 26, 2014
      Hello Mr Frederick

      Thank you for your enquiry to the LAHC about B-24 42-50907, which was passed to me by Andrew at LAHC as I am secretary to the Lincolnshire Aircraft Recovery Group who have displays at the LAHC.

      At first I was mystified by your enquiry because you stated the crash location as near Stamford. In fact 50907 came down at Crowland, near Peterborough, several miles away.

      It was back in 2000 that the group investigated and recovered parts of the aircraft, Though the aircraft did not penetrate the ground deeply there was a level of burnt wreckage about 2-3ft down. I have attached a few photos of the dig and display at LAHC.

      If you have any copies of photos of your uncle it would be much appreciated so that they could be included with the display.

      Please feel free to contact me again if I/we can help further..

      Kindest Regards
      Dave Stubley
      LARG Secretary & LAHC Volunteer.
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      LAHC = Lincolnshire Aviation Hertiage Centre
      LARG = Lincolnshire Aircraft Recovery Group
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      War Department
      The Adjutant General's Office
      Washington, D.C.

      Battle Cassualty Report

      Name: Frederick, William R.
      Serial Number: 0705924
      Grade: 2nd Lt
      Arm of Service: AC
      Reporting Theatre: BTO
      Place of Casualty: Stamford, England
      Day: 9
      Month: Sept
      Year: 44
      Flying or Jumping Stat: A%
      Type of Casualty: KNB
      Shipment Number: 265017-CC-2
      Emergency Addressee: Mrs. Violet H. Frederick, Wife
      Date Notified: 23 September 1944
      C3707386
      Remarks: AG 200.5 (20 Sep 44). Evidence of death received in WD 23 Sept 1944; practice mission. In line of duty.
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      Sensitive Surface - Handle Edges Only
      X.C. 3707386
      War Department
      The Adjutant General's Office
      Washington, D.C.

      Report of Death

      Full Name: Frederick, William R.
      Army Serial Number: 0705924
      Grade: 2nd Lt.
      Home Address: Greensboro, N.C.
      Arm of Service: Air Corps
      Date of Birth: 19 Jun 16
      Place of Death: European Area
      Cause of Death: Airplane Crash
      Date of Death: 9 Sept 44
      Station of Deceased: European Area
      Date of Entry on Current Active Service: 7 Jan 44
      Emergency Addressee: Mrs. Violet H. Frederick, wife
      Beneficiary: Violet H. Frederick, wife; Mrs. Stella Frederick, mother; Mrs. John W. Clayton, Jr., father (Relationship questionable)
      Investigation Made: No
      In Line of Duty: Yes
      Own Misconduct: No
      Was Deceased on Duty Status: Yes
      In Flying Pay Status: Yes
      Battle: Yes
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      American Battle Monuments Commission
      The World War II Honor Roll
      William R. Frederick
      Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces
      Service # O-705924
      755th Bomber Squadron, 458th Bomber Group, Heavy
      Entered the Service from: North Carolina
      Died: 9-Sep-44
      Buried at: Plot D Row 4 Grave 36
      Cambridge American Cemetery
      Cambridge, England
      Awards: Air Medal
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      Information From The Hospital Admission Cards Created By The Office Of The Surgeon General, Department OF The Army (1942-1945) And (1950-1954): Information For The Year 1944 (09/21/2012)

      Category: Code; Explanation

      Rank: 0; Officer, male
      Arm of Service: J1; Air Force, Combat/Fighter Units. Assigned or attached to Air Force
      Age: 28; 28
      Race: 1; White, includes Mexican
      Years of Svc: 16; 1 Year(s), 6 Month(s)
      Mo/Yr of Admission: 10-; Code probably means: Not Found
      Final Trmt Faccility: -; Not in a medical installation prior to death
      Invalid/Died in PRSN: 8; Code possibly means: Invalided home in current year
      Type of Case: 2/ Injury, non-battle
      Type of Admission: 1; New
      Type of Diagnosis: 4; Primary Diagnosis, no history of prior disease, injury or battle casualty
      Line of Duty: 1; In line of duty

      First Diagnosis: 0340; Burn (except sunburn or friction burn)
      Location: 9909; Body, generally
      Operation: -; Code possibly means: Not Found

      Second Diagnosis: 0321/ Avulsion (includes avulsed woundd)
      Location: 9909; Body, generally
      Operation: -; Code possibly means: Not Found

      Third Diagnosis: -; Not Found

      Causative Agent: 002; Airplane Crash and Fire
      Final Result: 016; Code possibly means: Code possibly means ankylosis
      Disposition: 0
      Field of Cause of Death of Discharge:d 1; First diagnosis field
      Disposition Date: 094; September 1944

      Non-Effective Days: 000; 000 *000 = case incl for statistical purposes only
      Hospital Days: 000; 000
      Cur Yr/Gen Hosp OS: 000;000

      Unspecified Field: Not found
      Unspecified Field: Not found
      Sample Size: 6; Unknown

      Source: This information was obtained from the Hospital Admission Card data files (1942-1945; 1950-1954), created by the Office of the Surgeon General, Department of the Army. During 1988, this secondary source material was made available to the National Personnel Records Center by the National Research Council, a current custodian of the data file. The file was originally compiled for statistical purposes; therefore, name identification does not exist and sampling techniques were used with the result that not all hospital admissions are included. Veterans on the file are identified by service number and other data related to hospital admission.
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      Frederick Family Bible: "William Ransom Fredrick was born June the 19 1916"

      North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000
      Name: William Ransom Frederick
      Date of Birth: 19 Jun 1916
      Birth County: Person
      Roll Number: B_C078_66001
      Volume: 3
      Page: 465

      Name was spelled Ransome in the 1930 US Census (see below).

      1920 United States Federal Census
      Name: William R Fedrick
      Age: 3
      Birth Year: abt 1917
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Home in 1920: Roxboro, Person, North Carolina
      Street: Roxboro and Woodsdale Road
      Residence Date: 1920
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Son
      Marital Status: Single
      Father's Name: Willie W Fedrick
      Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Mother's Name: Mary S Fedrick
      Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
      Able to Speak English: Yes
      Occupation: None
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members Age Relationship
      Willie W Fedrick 39 Head
      Mary S Fedrick 38 Wife
      Minerva M Fedrick 15 Daughter
      William R Fedrick 3 Son
      Richmond S Fedrick 1 Son

      1930 United States Federal Census
      Name: Ransome Frederick
      Home in 1930: Roxboro, Person, North Carolina
      Age: 13
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1917
      Relation to Head of House: Son
      Father's Name: Will W
      Mother's Name: Stella
      Race: White
      Household Members: Name Age
      Will W Frederick 50
      Stella Frederick 49
      Ransome Frederick 13
      Richmond Frederick 11

      1939: Person County Marriage License

      After losing a child in 1939 (stillborn), the couple had no further children.

      1940 United States Federal Census
      Name: Ransom Frederick
      Age: 24
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1916
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Marital Status: Married
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Home in 1940: Roxboro, Person, North Carolina
      Street: Academy Street
      Farm: No
      Occupation: Manager, Drug Store
      Inferred Residence in 1935: Roxboro, Person, North Carolina
      Residence in 1935: Same Place
      Sheet Number: 17B
      Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 308
      Household Members: Name Age
      Ransom Frederick 24
      Violet Frederick 23

      U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
      Name: William R Frederick
      Gender: Male
      Residence Year: 1941
      Street Address: 81 S Main M02 E Plum 2HSr h244 Chatelaine av
      Residence Place: Danville, Virginia
      Occupation: Clerk
      Spouse: Violet L Frederick
      Publication Title: Danville, Virginia, City Directory, 1941

      "Mr. and Mrs. W. Ransome Frederick, of Greensboro, former residents of Roxboro are spending the week-end here with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Clayton. Mrs. Clayton is Mr. Frederick's sister." Source: Person County Times (Roxboro, N.C.), 3 January 1943.

      From family Bible of Minerva Catherine Fox (handed down to her daughter Mary Stella Stanfield): "William R. Frederick was killed in service Sept 9th 1944. Buried in military cemetery in Cambridge, England."

      Kate Fox-Mary Stella Stanfield Family Bible Record Page

      (for larger image, click on photograph)
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      While official United States military records indicated he died in the airplane crash at Stamford, England, the Lincolnshire Aircraft Recovery Group in 2000 identified the crash site at Crowland, England (near Peterborough). This is approximately seventy-five miles west of the airfield at Horsham St. Faith.

      Find A Grave Memorial
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      WWI, WWII, and Korean War Casualty Listings
      Name: William R. Frederick
      Death Date: 9 Sep 1944
      Cemetery: Cambridge American Cemetery
      Cemetery Burial Plot: Plot D Row 4 Grave 36
      Cemetery City: Cambridge
      Cemetery Country: England
      WAR: World War II
      Awards: Air Medal
      Title: Second Lieutenant
      Rank: Second Lieutenant
      Service: U.S. Army Air Forces
      Service ID: O-705924
      Division: 755th Bomber Squadron, 458th Bomber Group, Heavy
      Data Source: World War II Honor Roll