Stillman Foote Westbrook Jr.

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Stillman Foote Westbrook, Jr.

Nicknames: "Westy"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Death: Died in Upland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Stillman Foote Westbrook and Frances Collins Dunham
Husband of <private> Hill
Father of Stillman Foote Westbrook III and Ellen Eugenia Westbrook
Brother of Elizabeth Collins Westbrook and George Dunham Westbrook

Occupation: Insurance salesman and provider
Managed by: Stillman Foote Westbrook III
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About Stillman Foote Westbrook Jr.

Though growing up he was known as "Stillman," from his colleagues in World War II and thereafter he was known to his adult friends as "Westy."

He graduated from Kingswood School, Deerfield Academy, and Williams College, actually graduating after World War II with the Class of 1942. When the war began in 1942, he joined the U.S. Army and spent over a year in training in this country. By late 1943 he was a Lieutenant serving in an anti-aircraft company in the South Pacific spending all his time in Fiji, New Guinea, and the Philippines. Late in the war he was very sick, but claimed he was always well behind the front lines, never having heard a shot fired in anger. He left the army in 1946 with the rank of Captain.

Because both his parents died during the war, he returned to the Slimmon home in Hartford, CT, finished college and considered a journalistic career. Ultimately, he worked in the Marine Department of the Aetna at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Looking for closer proximity to the water and more independence in his work, in 1954 he became a partner in the insurance agency of Lewis, Hopkins and Williamson in Chester, Pennsylvania, moving the family to Wallingford, PA. In 1963, the family moved to Swarthmore, PA. He was involved in Kiwanis and other civic activities in Chester, but he spent most of his extra time on family matters or sailing.

He was a gentle, quiet, but robust and good-humored man: he conveyed a deep, present silence listening to those speaking with him, and his deep laughter could resonate through the opened windows of summer across a building and parking lot. His increasing respiratory health problems restricted his mobility but not his strong sense of responsibility and commitment to frequent family contact. Doing his best to avoid parties and organizations, he enjoyed reading the latest non-fiction books, playing a good game of bridge and visiting with his good friends. His idea of a good time was to be off sailing with these friends, or, during the off-season, pouring over charts, eventually papering a room’s wall with them, planning the next summer's activities.

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Stillman Foote Westbrook Jr.'s Timeline

1920
February 9, 1920
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1948
October 2, 1948
Age 28
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1974
August 21, 1974
Age 54
Upland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States
September 1974
Age 54
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States