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Carroll Arthur Place

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States
Death: Died in Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, United States
Cause of death: Rare Lung Disease
Immediate Family:

Son of George Washington Place and Dorathy Katherine Place
Ex-husband of Josephine Edith C. Place; Jeanne Swanström; <private> Place (Jensen) and Idona Mae "Donna" Gaylor
Brother of Captain August George Place and Baby Place

Occupation: Aerospace Engineer
Managed by: Justin Swanström
Last Updated:
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About Carroll Arthur Place

Carroll Arthur Place (1920-2000).

He was an aerospace engineer (B.Eng., Northwestern University), a mechanic and a construction supervisor. During his early 20s he worked professionally as a race car driver with Parnelli Jones and singer in a band during the Big Band Era, and later as a hunting guide. He was also a Master Mechanic, Master Carpenter, and Master Plumber.

In 1936 he made a trip cross-country from coast to coast on his motorcycle.

The 1940 City Directory shows C. A. Place at 4618 12th Street (his parents' home) and his occupation as factory worker. He registered for the draft during World War II, but was classified 4F. He was living 1942 through 1944 in Moline, Illinois.

He married Josephine Kehoe in 1944. They lived first at 3303 Rockingham Road n Rock Island. About 1950 they moved to Tulsa, where he worked for an oil company. He lived for a time in Panama and Costa Rica. They divorced about 1958 in Tulsa.

About 1960 he moved to Ogden, Utah, where he worked at Thiokol Chemical Corporation. He moved to Mantua, Utah in 1961. He married Jeanne Swanstrom later the same year. They moved to Las Vegas in 1965. He worked for EG&G at the Nevada Test Site. He retired in 1968. They moved to Grand Junction, where he owned Monument Automotive. He and his wife were divorced December 1971 in Grand Junction.

He re-married briefly to Linda Lee Jensen (1972), owner of L. Jensen Construction, then to Donna Gaylor (1973). They moved to Dallas, then to Coeur d'Alene, then back to Grand Junction.

He was raised Episcopalian, but joined the Lutheran church in 1961. He was a Knight of Malta in the Knights of St. John and Malta, and Commander of Rock Island Commandery.

He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner. He became a Mason at Rock Island Lodge No. 658, elected 5 April 1946, initiated 12 April 1946, passed 31 May 1946, and raised 18 October 1946. His record at the Rock Island Lodge gives his occupation as Machine Operator. He was suspended for nonpayment of dues on 2 May 1975.

He was also active in Mesa County Sheriff's Posse.

There are photos of him and of his first wife at the Illinois State Historical Library, donated by Justin C. S. Howery.

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Carroll Arthur Place's Timeline

1920
March 29, 1920
Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States
June 1920
Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States