William Robert Storm

Male 1845 - 1918  (72 years)
Person ID: I36247 


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  • Name William Robert Storm  [1
    Relationshipwith Jeffrey Scott Vitter
    Born 10 May 1845  Ash Grove, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Apr 1918  Windsor, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Y  [1
    Siblings
     1. Sarah A. Storm (ID:I36250),   b. 27 May 1847, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1892, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     2. John J. Storm (ID:I36251),   b. 12 Jun 1849, Ash Grove, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1943, Windsor, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     3. Tobias G. Storm (ID:I36252),   b. 8 Aug 1851, Ash Grove, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1918, Windsor, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     4. Mary Elizabeth Storm (ID:I36253),   b. Abt 1854, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1927, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     5. Charity Storm (ID:I23283),   b. 8 Aug 1855, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1914, Ash Grove, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     6. Louisa J. Storm (ID:I36255),   b. 11 Apr 1858, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1880, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     7. George W. Storm (ID:I36260),   b. 12 Sep 1860,   d. 26 Oct 1931  (Age 71 years)
     8. Emma Storm (ID:I36258),   b. 1 Mar 1862, Windsor, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1925, Windsor, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)

    Parents

    Family ID: F7082 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father Vincent Storm (ID:I17832),   b. 24 Jun 1824, Greene, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1902, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Lillian A. Rankin (ID:I22165),   b. 27 Apr 1827, Jefferson, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1906, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 28 Aug 1842  [2, 3

    Family

    Family ID: F27487 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart 10 Nov 2020   
    Wife Sarah Ellen Weeks (ID:I36248),   b. 1 Jan 1845,   d. 13 Apr 1918, Windsor, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 8 Jul 1863  Windsor, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
      1. Charles E. Storm (ID:I36249),   b. 31 Mar 1864, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1918, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
      2. Annie E. Storm (ID:I36267),   b. 1867,   d. 1869  (Age 2 years)
      3. Tona A. Storm (ID:I36268),   b. 1873,   d. 1962  (Age 89 years)
      4. Harry Storm (ID:I36271),   b. 1875,   d. 1 Oct 1956  (Age 81 years)
      5. Harlie Storm (ID:I36273),   b. 1875,   d. 1875  (Age 0 years)
      6. Robert Vincent Storm (ID:I36274),   b. 10 May 1877, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1912, Shelby, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
      7. William Barton Storm (ID:I36276),   b. 1879,   d. 1957  (Age 78 years)
      8. Emma Storm (ID:I36278),   b. 1881,   d. 1964  (Age 83 years)
      9. Nellie Storm (ID:I36280),   b. 1884
      10. Lilly Belle Storm (ID:I36266)
  • Event Map

    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 May 1845 - Ash Grove, Shelby, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Jul 1863 - Windsor, Shelby, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Apr 1918 - Windsor, Shelby, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Source Citations

    1. [S1251] Find A Grave, William Robert Storm.
      William R. Storm of Windsor and his son, Charles E. Storm of Catlin, were killed instantly, the former's brother, T. G. Storm, also of Windsor, was injured so seriously that he died within three hours, and the first named's new limousine was wrecked by being struck by a troop train on the Big Four Saturday afternoon about 5:20 o'clock. Joint funeral services were held at Ash Grove Christian Church, with which all were prominently identified, Monday afternoon. The pastor, Rev. Oscar E. Kelly of Terre Haute, had charge of the services and was ably assisted by Rev. Ross Kern of Catlin and Rev. Geo. A. Reinhardt of Windsor, pastors of the Christian churches of their respective cities. The singing was by the choir of Ash Grove church. Burial was in the respective family lots. It was probably the largest funeral ever held in Eastern Shelby. More than 300 automobiles were counted on the grounds at once, besides the large number of horse drawn vehicles. All three of the victims were so widely known and were held in such high esteem that large numbers from far and near were present to pay their last tribute of respect. William R. Storm was the eldest of the Storm name in this community. He and Tobias G. were sons of Vincent and Lilly Storm and were of the fourth generation of descendants of Peter Storm, the founder of the family in this state. William R., was born May 10, 1845, being the couple's eldest child. his entire life was spent in Eastern Shelby. On Jan. 8, 1863, he was united in marriage with Sarah E. Weeks, who survives him. Ten children were born to them, the surviving children being James M. of Morrisonville, Harry of Chrisman, W. B., Mrs. W. M. Pinnell, and Mrs. J. R. Mooberry of Windsor. He also leaves several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Early in life Mr. Storm united with the Christian church and served Ash Grove congregation as deacon, elder, trustee and minister, preaching the Gospel for 15 years. He served his neighbors in various official capacities, including that of justice, supervisor of both Ash Grove townships, mayor of Windsor, chairman of the county board, and in other positions. After spending several years as a farmer he engaged in the hardware business in Windsor and other Illinois towns but retired a few years ago and gave his time to looking after his extensive real estate holdings. All the brothers, sisters, and children of the three deceased, together with their families, were present at the services. Windsor Gazette - 18 Apr 1918
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/53496182/william-robert-storm

    2. [S1248] WikiTree.com, Vincent Storm.
      https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Storm-372

    3. [S1251] Find A Grave, Vincent Storm.
      Another pioneer is gone. Vincent Storm, the last surviving member of the illustrious family of Elder John Storm of Ash Grove, who was the pioneer minister of the Christian church in this part of the state died suddenly at his home in Windsor, Saturday, May 23, 1902, at the advanced age of 77y 11m 1d. Vincent Storm was born in Indiana, June 24, 1824, and came to Illinois with his parents, who settled in Ash Grove, when he was about 6 years old and he made that his home, excepting the few years he lived in Windsor, for 72 years. He was married to Lilly A. Rankin, Aug. 28, 1842. To them were born 11 children, four boys and seven girls. The boys, viz, William R., John, Tobias, and George, all survive. Two of the girls, Elizabeth Watson and Charity Abercrombie, are living. Five of the girls preceded their father to the spirit land, viz: Sarah A. Weeks, Louisa Nofflet, Cordelia Curry, and Loretta and Nancy E., the last two named died in childhood. His brothers, Green, David, John, James and Greenberry, and his only sister, Charity Wilson, all preceded him in death. His death was a great shock to the community. He had been working at the cemetery at Ash Grove till noon and came home and ate a hearty dinner, and after attending to some chores about the place, he was lying down on the sofa on the porch when his wife heard him making a strange noise. That and his heavy breathing attracted her attention and alarmed her. She called for help and laid him upon the bed, but he never spoke a word nor seemed to be conscious of anything. Mr. Storm was converted when about 18 years of age and united with the Christian church at Ash Grove, of which he was a faithful member until death. He had served the congregation as elder and deacon of the church for many years and will be greatly missed in the church and in the communnity, but most of all in the home. Besides his wife and children he leaves many relatives and friends to mourn his death. The funeral services were held at Ash Grove church Monday and were conducted by Elder A. H. Harrell in the presence of a large and sympathetic assembly. The pall bearers were Henry Linebaugh, Thomas Elliott, Charles Voris, J. A. Linvill, J. B. Wall and O. A. Sargent, all old neighbors. The remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. The sorrowing family have the sympathies of the commmunity in their bereavement. - Windsor Gazette - 29 May 1902
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/53329662