Reference Number: 4416
Name: George Weldon KILLIAN
Change Date: 15 JUN 2017
Birth: 12 AUG 1924 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Milit-Beg 12 AUG 1937
GRAD: ABT 1948 Cornell University, New York, Kings County, New York
Residence: 19 OCT 2008 509 Kimry Moor, Fayetteville, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Death: 20 MAY 2009 in Fayetteville, Onondaga County, New York, USA
From: "Dan Sipe"
Subject: [KILLIAN] George Weldon Killian and Killian Association of N.C.
Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 07:42:13 -0400
In Honor of George
The Andreas Killian Association of N.C. shares the sadness of the passing of George Weldon Killian on May 24, 2009 who so faithfully supported our Killian Association for many years as a leader and the newsletter publisher.His travel from New York to the Second Sunday September Reunions showed us all his dedication to our ongoing efforts to keep the Assn growing, interesting and inventive. George was always open to new data. He also had a
willingness to corporate with others to get historical accuracy and truth.George passed some of his writings and database to Charles and Cheryl Killian. The information has been instrumental and helpful in compiling our fresh new book on Andreas and his children. The new book is slated to be published by our reunion in September 2009 with a very special section in honor of George which our editor Cheryl Killian prepared prior to George's
passing. His recent notes to Cheryl Killian are very special and for everyone to read in our new book. Our association will forever remember George as for his service to the Association for many years. We encourage others to get involved with the association efforts as George did, to carry on the Andreas Killian tradition so loved by him. George will be missed. Speaking for the executive board of our association,"George, we salute you, are proud of you and to have had an association with you for many years!"
President of Andreas Killian Assn of N.C.
George Weldon Killian was named, in part, for his mother's baby brother who died in infancy, and for a brother of his father's who died as a teenager. He attended Cornell University and has a degree in electrical engineering. After working in Rochester, NY for more than thirty years, George retired in 1983 to pursue his desire to preserve and add to his father's work as Killian family historian and genealogist.
After attending college, George moved to Rochester, NY and went to work for Stromberg-Carlson. At that time Stromberg-Carlson was noted for making an exceptionally nice telephone switching system. Later they would become known for their radios and television sets.
George met his wife in Rochester. She also worked for Stromberg-Carlson.
From Stromberg-Carlson, George worked for Frieden Company, which made automatic typewriters that ran from punched paper tape. Frieden were somewhat ahead of their time, having begun the manufacture of this type equipment during World War II. Following that, George work for General Signal Corporation. Having started in Patent work while with Stromberg-Carlson, George worked in the Patent Department of the other companies as well.
George is five feet, ten and one-half inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. He is the tallest of all his cousins.
Father: Cletus Hugo KILLIAN b: 04 MAR 1891 in Perryville, Perry County, Missouri, USA
Mother: Leota May WRAY b: 15 NOV 1892 in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Michigan, USA
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