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William Nichols Fast[1]

Male Abt 1887 - 1936  (~ 49 years)


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  • Name William Nichols Fast 
    Born Abt 1887  Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1930  Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 1624 23rd Street
    Occupation Plumber  [2
    Research Notes At the time of the 1930 census, a boarder, Frank L. Fast, is living with the family. He is not specifically listed as a relative, but like William, he was born in Ohio. Perhaps a brother or cousin?  [2
    Died 15 May 1936  Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Veterans hospital
    Buried 18 May 1936  [4
    Person ID I14796  Mohr-Whalen
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2020 

    Father Clarence L. Fast 
    Mother Hina Crawford 
    Family ID F9975  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Carolyn K. Austin
              b. 7 Mar 1888, Sheldahl, Story County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 16 Feb 1951, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 29 Jul 1912  Boone, Boone County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Notes 
    • Is appears William and Carolyn may have had a stormy relationship. In May of 1915, Carolyn’s mother, Maggie Austin, filed suit to take custody of Kathryn Jensen, Carolyn’s daughter from her first marriage. At some point prior to the suit, the couple had asked Maggie to care for Kathryn, claiming they were unable to care for her. There were also accusations that William had abused Kathryn and that she was afraid of him. The couple separated and divorce proceedings were underway. Their reconciliation triggered Maggie Austin’s suit, which was denied by Judge Utterback on May 14.

      In August 1928, William filed suit for divorce, followed shortly by a countersuit by Carolyn. They accused each other of cruel and inhuman treatment, William claiming that Carolyne forced him to give up his osteopathic and pharmacy practice, had his arrested, and “compelled him to remain away from home on some occasions.” Carolyn indicated that the two were separated and that William had come “to the residence where whe was living and turned off the electric light current.” [5, 6, 7, 8]
    Children 
    +1. Sally Patricia Fast
              b. 24 Sep 1926, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 31 May 2008, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F9974  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1887 - Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Jul 1912 - Boone, Boone County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 May 1936 - Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S4752] Iowa, Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996, Ancestry.com.
    2. [S5778] 1930 US Census - Household of William M. Fast.
    3. [S5779] 1940 US Census - Household of Caroline Fast.
    4. [S5780] Obituary of William Nicholas Fast.
    5. [S5783] Seeks to Regain Child - Grandmother Plaintiff in Case Against Mother and Stepfather.
    6. [S5784] Court Orders Return of Little Girl to Mother.
    7. [S5782] William Fast is Defendant in Divorce Suit.
    8. [S5781] W.N. Fast Files Divorce Petition.