|William J. Trusty (1919-1949)|
This information was great, but it didn't tell me why William J. Trusty died at the young age of 30 years. In viewing several family trees online, the consensus seemed to be that he died in Pontiac, Michigan. However, not one of those I saw offered a source for this vital fact. Going ahead with this data, though, I did find a blurb in The Daily News (Ludington, Michigan - 25 July 1949, pg. 3):
PONTIAC -- Jack Trusty, 35, of Bloomfield Hills, died Sunday of burns suffered in a fire which destroyed his trailor early Sunday morning.The Record-Eagle of Traverse City, Michigan stated the same while offering the age of 32.
I searched Oakland County, Michigan's death records index online and found a William Trusty died there 24 July 1949. It's not proof, but those online trees might just be right.