McNitt, Willard Charles (Died on 11 Oct 1938)
appeared in Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Oct 1938, p. 17

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Former Shipping Board Counsel: Was Inventor of Canning Machinery and Utensil Company Head Willard Charles McNitt, 975 Pine street, Winnetka for 16 years a resident of Winnetka, died at his home early Tuesday morning as the result of a stroke suffered Monday night. Mr. McNitt was president of the American Utensil company 466 West Superior street, Chicago, and had been a practicing attorney in Chicago for more than 30 years. Mr. McNitt was born in Logansport, Ind., 57 years ago. He was graduated from Cornell university in 1902 and from the Harvard law school thre years later. During the World war he was a general counsel for the Shipping board, Emergency fleet corporation, in Washington and Philadelphia. After the war he organized the American Utensil company and had been continuously at its head. He was the designer of various machines used by canners throughout the country. Mr. McNitt married Miss Louise Richardson of Nickerson, Kan. in 1919 and he is survived by the widow and three sons, Willard C. McNitt, Jr., a freshman at Amherst college; Robert, a student at New Trier High school, and John, a student at Skokie school. He is survived also by a brother, Robert, of Perth Amboy, N.J., and three sisters, Miss Caroline N. McNitt of Logansport, Ind., Mrs. S. E. Gruenstein of 611 Ash street, Winnetka, and Miss Esther U. McNitt, chief of the history division at the Indiana state library. Funeral services were to be held Thursday afternoon.

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13 Oct 1938
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11 Oct 1938
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McNitt, Willard Charles (Died on 11 Oct 1938)