William Gibbons Rantoul

Personal Data

William Gibbons Rantoul was born on August 31, 1867, in Beverly Farms, the son of Robert Samuel Rantoul and his wife, Harriet Charlotte Neal.

He married on June 10, 1894, in Beverly, to Eleanor Salisbury Driver (b. 1870-1871 in Beverly), daughter of William R. Driver and his wife, Ellen S. Brown.

William Rantoul died on June 10, 1949.


William Rantoul graduated from Harvard in 1889.  After graduating, he was an architect with Andrews, Jaques, and Rantoul until 1897 (Augustus Neal Rantoul was his brother).  Thereafter, he was a sole practitioner.

Among his work was the Shreve, Crump & Low building at Arlington and Boylston Streets (1904).

Back Bay Work

1905 247 Commonwealth (Remodeling)