Here is what I can find. The problem is “in the
translation.” None of the census takers could ever spell the name and so you
keep running into dead ends because of different spellings of the name. I can’t
tell you much about the parents except that according to his death certificate
and the census documents they were both born in
Basil Winter de Guichard (28 Dec 1885 - 29 May 1958) was
Name: DEGUICHARD, BASIL W
Social Security #: 546223279
Birth Date: 28 Dec 1885
Death Date: 29 May 1958
Death Place: LOS ANGELES
Mother's Maiden Name: BAINES,
Father's Surname: DEGUICHARD,
Inurnment at “Chapel of the Pines”
1908 VP Champion Ignition
1918 draft: Nearest relative: Mrs. R.A. Chalmers,
1920: census status: divorced, first wife unknown.
1922: General Manger, AC Spark Plug
1927 President AC Spark Plug (November)
1929 Retired because of health from AC
1930 Married to Mae Nash (heiress to Nash Motors, daughter of CW Nash). Date of marriage unknown. Divorced 1931 or 1932, no children mentioned.
1932 Married Actress Ruth Donnelly, she survived him. Died in 1982 with more than 100 films to her credit.
Executive with Lockheed and Vega Aircraft Firms, consultant for U.S. Air Force