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TRAPNELL, William Holmes

TRAPNELL, William Holmes[1, 2]

Male 1931 - 2017  (85 years)

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  • Name TRAPNELL, William Holmes 
    Born 16 Sep 1931  Richmond VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Education BS from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia in 1954, an MA in French from Middlebury College 1962, and a PhD in French from the University of Pittsburgh in 1967.  [2
    Obituary From Indiana University web obit:

    William H. Trapnell, Professor Emeritus of French Literature, passed away on January 10, 2017, at the age of 85. He earned a BS from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia in 1954, an MA in French from Middlebury College in 1962, and a PhD in French from the University of Pittsburgh in 1967. After teaching for two years at Brown University, he joined the faculty of the Department of French & Italian at Indiana University in 1969 and taught at IUB until his retirement in 1997. He was the recipient of several prestigious research fellowships including from the Mellon (1963-65), Fulbright (1965-66) and Lilly (1986-87) foundations.

    Trapnell was a distinguished scholar of the French and British Enlightenments. One of his main research interests was the great 18th-century playwright and novelist, Marivaux. His pioneering dissertation explored the relations between Marivaux’s journalistic works, novels and theater. Later in his career, he authored another major study on the canonical playwright, Eavesdropping in Marivaux (1987). Professor Trapnell also made key contributions to Voltaire studies: Voltaire and his Portable Dictionary (1972), Voltaire and the Eucharist (1981), Christ and his “Associates” in Voltairian Polemic: An Assault on the Trinity and the two Natures (1982). And he published two important books illustrating his interest in Enlightenment philosophy on both sides of the Channel, The Treatment of Christian Doctrine by Philosophers of the Natural Light from Descartes to Berkeley (1988), and a study on a little-known English theologian, Thomas Woolston, Madman and Deist? (1994). A rich and fruitful career indeed.
    -- Guillaume Ansart  [2
    Occupation Taught at Brown for two years, and remainder of career as Professor of French Literature, Indiana University  [2
    Died 17 Jan 2017 
    Person ID I1061  Hugh Byrne and Nanette Asimov Lines
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2018 

    Father TRAPNELL, William Holmes,   b. 19 Jan 1905, Yonkers, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1973, Manakin Sabot, Goochland, Virginia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother GORDON, Sally Berkeley,   b. 26 Mar 1910, Richmond, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 2002, Goochland, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 29 Mar 1930  1001 Floyd Ave, Richmond, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Mrs. William Holmes Trapnell 1930
    Sally Berkeley Gordon - William Holmes Trapnell Wedding Invitation 1930
    Notes 
    • From NY Times:

      Trapnell - Gordon

      Richmond, Va., March 29 - The wedding of Miss Sally Berkeley Gordon, daughter of Mrs. Thomas Christian Gordon of 1001 Floyd Avenue, Richmond, and William Holmes Trapnell, son of Joseph Trapnell of Chatham, N.J., formerly of Charles Town, W. Va., took place this evening at the home of the bride, with Dr. Richard Trapnell of Norfolk, uncle of the bridegroom, assisted by Dr. Beverley D. Tucker Jr. of this city, performing the ceremony.

      Mrs. Homer L. Ferguson Jr., sister of the bride, was matron of honor, and the Misses Anne Hill Brown and Helen Smith of ROchester, N. Y., were bridesmaids. The bridegroom had as his best man his brother, Franklin Trapnell of Baltimore. [3]
    Documents
    Mrs. William Holmes Trapnell 1930
    Mrs. William Holmes Trapnell 1930
    Formerly Miss Sally Berkeley Gordon, Niece of the Author, Sally Berkeley Nelson, and Daughter of Mrs. Thomas Christian Gordon of Richmond, Va., Who Was Married Recently.
    Sally Berkeley Gordon - William Holmes Trapnell Wedding Invitation 1930
    Sally Berkeley Gordon - William Holmes Trapnell Wedding Invitation 1930
    Mrs. Thomas Christian Gordon
    announces the marriage of her daughter
    Sally Berkeley
    to
    Mr. William Holmes Trapnell
    on Saturday evening, March the twenty-ninth
    nineteen hundred and thirty
    Richmond, Virginia
    Family ID F415  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family DELEUIL, Maryse 
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F435  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Sources 
    1. [S72] Joseph Trapnell Descendants, Frederica Holmes Trapnell, (1964).

    2. [S683] Passing of Professor Emeritus William Trapnell, Guillaume Ansart.

    3. [S602] Trapnell-Gordon.




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