Chester Robert Gilpin


U.S. Army

parents: Albert Robert Gilpin and Emily Jane Andis


Birth:  17 Jan 1893  Mt Vernon, Skagit, WA
Death:  14 Oct 1968  Seattle, King, WA
Burial:  Washington Soldiers Home Cemetery, Orting, Pierce, WA

Marriage #1

Thelma Alberta Lewis

01 March 1920 Burlington, Skagit, WA (divorced)


Shirley Irene Gilpin   06 or 10 Jun 1925
Geneva Mae Gilpin living?
children of Chester Robert Gilpin and Thelma Alberta (Lewis) Gilpin


1910 Federal census Lake precinct, Skagit, WA - age 17 (view census information)
1920 Federal census Burlington, Skagit, WA - age 27 (view census information)
1930 Federal census Burlington, Skagit, WA - age 37 (view census information) Social Security Death Index; WWI Civilian Draft Database; Washington State Death index 1907-1996; Washington State Birth Index prior to 1910-1919; WWII service record
Skagit Co, WA Birth record for Chester Gilpin
Washington State Archives Marriage records
Washington State Library WWI service records; obituaries
Washington state records (online) Death index 1907-1996 (;
Birth Index prior to 1910-1919 ( Photo online database Obituaries
Find-a-Grave volunteers "Stephen's mom" and D & J Altman Tombstone photos: National Memorial Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona
Find-a-Grave volunteer Sue Henry Tombstone photos - Keystone Cemetery, Manchester, Dickinson, Kansas
Find-a-Grave volunteer Mike Webb Tombstone photos - Washington Soldiers Home Cemetery, Orting, Pierce, Washington
Family records Records belonging to Nicholas Literski
Family research Research belonging to Valerie Boman and Debra Branigan

Miscellaneous Information

1) We have a copy of Chester's birth certificate.

2) We have a copy of Chester and Thelma's marriage certificate.

3) Wife of Chester Robert Gilpin: Thelma Alberta Lewis - born 17 Feb 1902 Hulett, Crook, WY; died 12 Feb 1980 Sedro Woolley, Skagit, WA; cremated; daughter of Charles Riley Lewis (12 May 1862 WI-01 Jul 1941 Sedro-Woolley, Skagit, WA) and Ellen Asinith Riley (19 Mar 1872 NE-14 Jan 1944 Sedro-Woolley, Skagit, WA); Charles and Ellen buried Union Cemetery, Sedro-Woolley, Skagit, WA - tombstone photo; Thelma also married Floyd A Nicholas on 19 Sep 1964 Skagit Co, WA - marriage record; (09 Jun 1910 St. James, Phelps, MO-20 Apr 1989 Bremerton, Kitsap, WA).

4) We have a copy of Chester's WWI draft registration card and WWI service record.  Chester entered the service from Mt. Vernon on 22 Jul 1918.  He mustered out at Camp Lewis WA on 28 Jan 1919.

5) We have a copy of Chester's obituary.


Photos and/or signatures

Edward James, Chester Robert, 
Opal and Herberta Helena Gilpin

c. 1916


Chester Robert Gilpin

unknown date


Chester Robert Gilpin 
and Thelma (Lewis) Gilpin

unknown date

Thelma Alberta (Lewis) Gilpin 
and unknown child

unknown date

children of Emily Jane (Andis) Gilpin, Kimble

Herberta Larson, Chester Gilpin, Opal Shepard, Bertha Zirk, 
Effie Calkins, Edward Gilpin

photo taken on the day of Emily's funeral
May 1965

Chester Robert Gilpin

Washington Soldiers Home Cemetery
Orting, Pierce, Washington

thanks to Mike Webb for this photo