William David Kile (Keil)
- Born: 5 Apr 1907, Mechanicsburg, PA.
- Marriage: Verna A. Kramer about 1925 in Mechanicsburg, PA.
- Died: 16 Apr 1987, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland Co., PA. at age 80
- Buried: Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, PA. (Plot L18-12)
Another name for William was Bill.
The 1930 Federal Census records William W. [D.] and Verna Kile are living on 14 South York Street in Mechanicsburg, PA.
William's brother, Fred Kile, related in an email Dec. 11, 2003:
"Regarding William, yes that's what he went by, he spent many years as a police officer in M-burg. He died on Good Friday 1987, having a massive heart attack outside of church. Verna was a Cramer, but from a different Cramer family [than grand mother Missouri Cramer Keil]. Was unaware she had died [Verna], lost track of her over the years. Will try to condense a story which I know only sparse details. I don't know their ages or year thay were married but evidently Dad objected for some reason, possibly they eloped anyhow on their wedding night Dad went to wherever they were staying and dragged Bill out of there and somehow forced him home. How things were resolved I know not. The story got wide attention and the local paper ran a story about it, causing embarrassment and some humiliation among the three. I would really like to know all about it. Verna never forgave Dad and never shared much care for any other Kiles. She became mental later and I do know first hand about that as I and my family suffered abuse from her.
They had a son also a William (not a Junior), first married to a Patrica White, had at least two sons, eldest named David, divorced and married again, last I knew he lived in Indianappolis."
Section 12, Lot 18 L : KILE William D 1907 16 Apr 1987 Kile, William D & Verna A Age 80 Myers Funeral Home
The SSDI records;
William Kile SSN: 180-07-9371 Last Residence: 17055 Mechanicsburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States of America Born: 5 Apr 1907 Last Benefit: 17055 Mechanicsburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States of America Died: Apr 1987 State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)
Obituary below was posted at www.findagrave.com:
Patriot-News, The (Harrisburg, PA) - Saturday, April 18, 1987
William D. Kile Sr., 80, of 46 W. Allen St., Mechanicsburg, died Thursday in Seidle Memorial Hospital.
He was a retired Mechanicsburg police officer with 20 years service and a member of First United Methodist Church of Mechanicsburg and the F.S. Coulter Sunday School Class, the Fraternal Order of Police, Mechanicsburg Club and Washington Fire Company of Mechanicsburg.
Surviving are his wife, Verna A. Kile; a son, William D. Jr. of Indianapolis, Ind.; three brothers, J. Herman of Mechanicsburg, Elmer Frederick of Sommersworth, N.H., and Edwin F. of Camp Hill; three sisters, Romaine D. Bates and Katherine M. Adams, both of Mechanicsburg, and Edna M. Ramp of Newport; and five grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1: 30 p.m. Tuesday in the Myers Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, with the Rev. Dr. Donald R. Shover Jr., his pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Mechanicsburg Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.
Contributions may be made to the memorial fund of his church, 135 W. Simpson St., Mechanicsburg 17055.
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Police Officer, Mechanicsburg, Pa. (worked in a steel mill in 1930).
William married Verna A. Kramer, daughter of Herman R. Kramer and Carrie Estelle Reichert, about 1925 in Mechanicsburg, PA. (Verna A. Kramer was born on 5 Apr 1909, died on 31 Dec 2001 in Harrisburg, PA and was buried on 2 Jan 2002 in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, PA. (Plot L18-12).)
From the newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph dated August 3, 1925 › Page 9
Marriage licenses were issued here to the following couples from Pennsylvania:
... William David Kile and Verna A. Kramer, of Mechanicsburg; ...