William John JILBERT
Edward Wellington JILBERT
Marvin Clyde JILBERT 1st Lt.


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Marvin Clyde JILBERT 1st Lt.

  • Born: 1 Dec 1908, Laurium, Houghton, MI, USA 2 3
  • Married (2): 27 Sep 1974, Eagle River, Keweenaw, MI, USA 1
  • Died: 14 Nov 1996, Laurium, Houghton, MI, USA 2 3

   Research Notes:

1940 U.S. Federal Census:

Age given: 31 years
Birthplace given: Michigan
Dwelling Place: Detroit City, Ward 16, Wayne Co., Michigan
Occupation: Metallurgist

Present was wife Almira (29) of Illinois


1st Lieutenant, U.S. Army, World War II



"November 15, 1996 Thursday

Marvin Clyde Jilbert, 87, of Laurium passed away at his residence late Thursday evening.

Clyde was born on December 1, 1908 in Laurium a son of the late Edward and Esther Jilbert. At an early age he moved to the Detroit area where he attended school. He attended the University of Detroit and later graduated from Lawrence Tech, receiving a degree in Metallurgy Engineering. He had worked for Kelsey Hayes Wheel in Romulus, Mich. as a chemist retiring in 1970.

He served with the US Army during WW II as a Lieutenant with Army Ordinance.

He returned to Laurium after his retirement and was married to the former Sara Backstrom in September of 1974

Clyde was taught by his parents the virtues of being polite, honest and considerate of others and he was a man who lived these virtues through out his life and passed it on to his family and people he met.

He is survived by
his wife; Sara

2 Step-sons:
Jack (Gale) Solmonson; Adrian, MI
Paul (Paulette) Solmonson; Carleton, MI

2 Step-daughters:
Sue (Myles) Gregorich; Laurium
Jean Buschell; Calumet

8 grandchildren

7 great grandchildren

2 nieces and 2 nephews..." 4

   Marriage Information:

Marvin married Almira. (Almira was born about 1911 in Illinois, USA.)

   Marriage Information:

Marvin also married Sara Kay BACKSTROM, daughter of Martin Edward BACKSTROM and Kate ALA, on 27 Sep 1974 in Eagle River, Keweenaw, MI, USA 1. (Sara Kay BACKSTROM was born on 22 Jul 1918 in Calumet, Houghton, MI, USA 2 and died on 3 May 2010 in Houghton Co., MI, USA 2.)

   Marriage Notes:

Marvin Clyde Jilbert, 65, born in Laurium Mich., son of Edward Wellington Jilbert & Esther Martin, and
Sara Kay Solomonen, 56, born in Calumet Mich., daughter of Martin Edward Backstrom & Kate Ala


1 Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995, Batch # M53335-4.

2 (from: U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing)).

3 Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996, certificate no. 068127.

4 Erickson-Crowley-Peterson Funeral Home, http://petersonsfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/1922059/Jilbert-Marvin/obituary.php.

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