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Warburton Guilbert 1896-1939
Francis Warburton Guilbert was born in 1896 into Racine’s wealthy class to parents A. Arthur Guilbert, architect, and Bessie Bull Guilbert, daughter of Stephen Bull, one of the giants of the Case Corporation.
“Gerald Karwowski, a local history buff who operates the Oak Clearing Museum near Union Grove, said Guilbert wrote 3,114 songs … Jerry has 1,485 pieces of unpublished Guilbert sheet music so he has a way to go to get a complete file of Guilbert music.” — Racine Journal Times, September 9, 1996.
1922: Death of father A. Arthur Guilbert
1926: Mother Bessie Bull Guilbert becomes ill
1928: Death of mother Bessie Bull Guilbert
April 7, 1930, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA, Francis 33 is an Actor and Composer for Motion Pictures. He rents his home @ $90 per month and has a roommate, Clarence S. Bliss 50, an Insurance Salesman. From the 1930 Federal Census.