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army officer

Forrest Estey Williford, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service medal and Victory medal, 1920; decorated Officer Legion of Honor (France), 1920. Served as private, Illinois National Guard, 1900-1902.; Mason.

Background

Williford, Forrest Estey was born on January 22, 1882 in Coffeen, Illinois, United States. Son of Hiram Henry and Mary Alice Ann (McWilliams) Williford.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1906. Graduate Coast Ary. School, regular course, 1915, advanced course, 1925. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1917, Master of Science, Harvard University, 1917.

Graduated from Army War College, 1920, 30. Command and General staff schedul, 1926.

Career

1 dan., Fredrika Martin (Mistress William L. McPherson). Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, advanced through grades to brigadier general, 1940. Retired, 1944.

Membership

Served as private, Illinois National Guard, 1900-1902.

Connections

Married Fredrika Martin, December 29, 1908.

father:
Hiram Henry Williford

mother:
Mary Alice Ann (McWilliams) Williford

spouse:
Fredrika Martin