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tomelom
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Posted - 30/04/2015 :  14:31:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, this must be my guy!! I saw he had a son, Harry, any way I can find more on him!?

Thank you all for your help BTW :)

Tom

quote:
Originally posted by lyndal40

I think that the New York that is referenced in the Death Notice posted by Jan Peter is the State in which John Wilson received his Social Security Card and not the place where he was born.

John Wilson in the U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
Name: John Wilson
SSN: 110-26-8205
Last Residence:
90020 Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
BORN: 16 Nov 1900
Died: Oct 1973
State (Year) SSN issued: New York (1951)

In this version of his death record the name is John A Wilson, the Social Security Number is the same but the death year is given as 1901? The 1901 may be an error.

John A Wilson in the California, Death Index, 1940-1997
Name: John A Wilson
Social Security #: 110268205
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 16 Nov 1901
Death Date: 26 Oct 1973
Death Place: Los Angeles

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tomelom
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Posted - 30/04/2015 :  14:36:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is for sure John's son and his wife. It looks like he fought in WW2 also!? I wonder if they by any chance had children?

Tom

quote:
Originally posted by lyndal40

A Family Tree on Ancestry.com identifies the son as

Harry Forrester Wilson
Birth 29 Apr 1927 in New York, USA
Death 18 July 2004 in Arizona, USA

who married

lois jean minton
Birth 7 jan 1928 in Kansas, USA
Death 23 april 2004 in Haysville, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA

Name: Forrester Wilson
SSN: 134-16-4862
Last Residence:
86327 Dewey, Yavapai, Arizona, USA
BORN: 29 Apr 1927
Died: 18 Jul 2004
State (Year) SSN issued: New York (Before 1951)

Name: H Forrester Wilson
Service Info.: PVT US ARMY WORLD WAR II
Birth Date: 29 Apr 1927
Death Date: 18 Jul 2004
Service Start Date: 4 May 1944
Interment Date: 23 Jul 2004
Cemetery: National Memorial Cemetery Of Arizona
Cemetery Address: 23029 North Cave Creek Road Phoenix, AZ 85024
Buried At: Section B3 Row E Site 23


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JaneC
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USA
3020 Posts

Posted - 30/04/2015 :  14:37:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The creator of this family tree might be able to help. She lists a daughter of Harry and also children of Lois Jean Minton from a second marriage:
http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/e/d/w/Lori-Lee-Edwards/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0060.html
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tomelom
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Norway
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Posted - 30/04/2015 :  14:40:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi,

Thanks for all your help! Yes, this is James and Asta, I one's met them actually when I was a child in the late 70's the came and visit Norway, and my grandparents. My father can still remember waiving them off from Oslo harbour in 1950. They kept in contact with my familly their whole life :)

Tom

quote:
Originally posted by lyndal40

Some information on his wife Asta.

Asta Vaster in the U.S. Naturalization Records Indexes, 1794-1995
Name: Asta Vaster
Age: 44
Birth Date: 23 Oct 1911
Issue Date: 11 Apr 1955
State: Massachusetts
Locality, Court: District of Masssachusetts, District Court

Asta Vaster in the U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
Name: Asta Vaster
SSN: 015-42-4302
Last Residence:
04348 Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine, USA
BORN: 23 Oct 1911
Died: 17 Sep 2004
State (Year) SSN issued: Massachusetts (1967-1968)

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tomelom
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Posted - 30/04/2015 :  14:59:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you :)

Tom

quote:
Originally posted by JaneC

The creator of this family tree might be able to help. She lists a daughter of Harry and also children of Lois Jean Minton from a second marriage:
http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/e/d/w/Lori-Lee-Edwards/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0060.html


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tomelom
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Posted - 30/04/2015 :  15:06:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, this is the Olsen/Wilson/Schlytter family. The childrens mother(Alvhilde) was of german and scottish decent on her mothers side(Wilson) and father side(Schlytter) and therefor was my great grandfather given the last name Schlytter and John the last name Wilson from both of here parents. They stuck to this names there whole life it seems, even though the cencus says Olsen after there father, the parish says Schlytter/Wilson.... :)

Tom

quote:
Originally posted by vivi

Hi

Might this be John Alexander in the norwegian 1910 census living in Oslo. Everything fits exept the name Wilson is not mentioned.

http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/en-gb/ft/person/pf01036392230408

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AntonH
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USA
9216 Posts

Posted - 30/04/2015 :  23:35:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You might be able to obtain an obituary for H Forrester Wilson from this News paper. I do think that the online function has obituaries from 2004.

H. Forrester Wilson
Additional Name: `Frosty`
Printed: Prescott Courier.
Date of Obit: 22 Jul 2004.
Page Column: 6a c1.
Died: Prescott, Az.
Date of Death: 18 Jul 2004
Cemetery: National Memorial Cemetery Of Az., Phx., Az.
Date of Birth: 29 Apr 1927

Contact us information

The Daily Courier (Click for map)
1958 Commerce Center Circle
Prescott, Arizona 86301
Funeral Home: Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel

http://dcourier.com/index.asp

Edited by - AntonH on 30/04/2015 23:36:58
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JaneC
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USA
3020 Posts

Posted - 30/04/2015 :  23:45:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
From the online family tree posted, a sister of Lois Jean Minton is Altha B. Minton; seemingly this is a memorial for her on Find-a-Grave here

And possibly this is the niece in Haysville, who can probably be reached through this Haysville Historic District Committee here

This obit is for the spouse of a nephew of Lois, and names surviving family members who are likely findable: here

Edited by - JaneC on 30/04/2015 23:54:25
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tomelom
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Posted - 01/05/2015 :  01:12:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi,

Thanks for the tip, I've sent them an e-mail, the online obituaries started in 2005 it seems.

Tom

quote:
Originally posted by lyndal40

You might be able to obtain an obituary for H Forrester Wilson from this News paper. I do think that the online function has obituaries from 2004.

H. Forrester Wilson
Additional Name: `Frosty`
Printed: Prescott Courier.
Date of Obit: 22 Jul 2004.
Page Column: 6a c1.
Died: Prescott, Az.
Date of Death: 18 Jul 2004
Cemetery: National Memorial Cemetery Of Az., Phx., Az.
Date of Birth: 29 Apr 1927

Contact us information

The Daily Courier (Click for map)
1958 Commerce Center Circle
Prescott, Arizona 86301
Funeral Home: Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel

http://dcourier.com/index.asp


Edited by - tomelom on 01/05/2015 01:16:49
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tomelom
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Posted - 01/05/2015 :  01:21:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, I will try to look into it.

Tom

quote:
Originally posted by JaneC

From the online family tree posted, a sister of Lois Jean Minton is Altha B. Minton; seemingly this is a memorial for her on Find-a-Grave here

And possibly this is the niece in Haysville, who can probably be reached through this Haysville Historic District Committee here

This obit is for the spouse of a nephew of Lois, and names surviving family members who are likely findable: here

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tomelom
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Posted - 06/05/2015 :  15:03:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi,

I've sent an e-mail, but have not reicived any answer I'm sorry. Also I have tried to find Cheryl Ann Wilson online without any luck. It seems to be a quite common name.... Any other clues on how to get a hold of here?

Tom

quote:
Originally posted by JaneC

The creator of this family tree might be able to help. She lists a daughter of Harry and also children of Lois Jean Minton from a second marriage:
http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/e/d/w/Lori-Lee-Edwards/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0060.html


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tomelom
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Posted - 06/05/2015 :  15:06:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi,

I reicived an answer, they did not have any obituary on him I'm sorry.... Any other idea on finding information about the family?

Tom

quote:
Originally posted by lyndal40

You might be able to obtain an obituary for H Forrester Wilson from this News paper. I do think that the online function has obituaries from 2004.

H. Forrester Wilson
Additional Name: `Frosty`
Printed: Prescott Courier.
Date of Obit: 22 Jul 2004.
Page Column: 6a c1.
Died: Prescott, Az.
Date of Death: 18 Jul 2004
Cemetery: National Memorial Cemetery Of Az., Phx., Az.
Date of Birth: 29 Apr 1927

Contact us information

The Daily Courier (Click for map)
1958 Commerce Center Circle
Prescott, Arizona 86301
Funeral Home: Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel

http://dcourier.com/index.asp

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jkmarler
Norway Heritage Veteran

USA
7765 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2015 :  16:17:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's a bit peculiar that the newspaper didn't find the obituary since the index listing complete with publication date, page and column are provided.

Public library would be another source for more current obituaries.
Prescott Public Library has a web page with an ask a librarian feature:
http://www.prescottlibrary.info/contact-us/

You could try contacting the funeral home. It doesn't appear that the funeral home has "archival" records but they may be able to assist you in person by phone or email or such:
http://ruffnerwakelin.com/

Edited by - jkmarler on 06/05/2015 16:35:37
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tomelom
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Posted - 07/05/2015 :  12:16:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks again! I have contacted both the library and the funeral home.

Tom

quote:
Originally posted by jkmarler

It's a bit peculiar that the newspaper didn't find the obituary since the index listing complete with publication date, page and column are provided.

Public library would be another source for more current obituaries.
Prescott Public Library has a web page with an ask a librarian feature:
http://www.prescottlibrary.info/contact-us/

You could try contacting the funeral home. It doesn't appear that the funeral home has "archival" records but they may be able to assist you in person by phone or email or such:
http://ruffnerwakelin.com/

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JaneC
Norway Heritage Veteran

USA
3020 Posts

Posted - 08/05/2015 :  00:29:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A public family tree on Ancestry.com (called the "williams" tree) includes John A Wilson (no parents listed) and Lois Jean Minton (parents are listed) and son Harry Forrester Wilson 1927-2004 and a child marked Private. So perhaps this tree creator is related to Harry's daughter. Only subscribers to Ancestry.com can write to the tree creator using the Ancestry message system. In the USA, Ancestry.com offers a free 14-day membership on a trial basis....

To start tracking the Simpson side - Deger/Immen/Greene/Lasky Family Tree on Ancestry.com lists Emmet Blain Simpson; his son Emmett would be first cousin to Harry Wilson.

1940 US Census
New York, Queens, New York
John A Wilson 39
Martha E Wilson 39 born about 1901 New York
Harry J Wilson 12
Estell Simpson 80 widowed mother-in-law

An obituary here for Estelle Simpson March 1945, Brooklyn Daily Eagle (also available on the Old Fulton historic newspapers website):
http://bklyn.newspapers.com/newspage/54527348/


1920 US Census
Brooklyn Assembly District 5, Kings, New York
Estelle Simpson 57 born about 1863 Pennsylvania, widow
Joseph Simpson 22 born about 1898 New York
Martha Simpson 19 born about 1901 New York


1910 US Census
Brooklyn Ward 28, Kings, New York
Harry C Simpson 55 b abt 1855 NY
Estella Simpson 49 b abt 1861 Pennsylvania
David H Simpson 17 b abt 1893 NY
Joseph H Simpson 13 b abt 1897 NY
Martha Simpson 10 b abt 1900 NY


1900 US Census
Brooklyn Ward 28, Kings, New York
Han Simpson 46 b June 1853 NY
Estelle Simpson 40 b May 1860 Pennsylvania
Emmet Simpson 13 b August 1886 NY
David Simpson 7 b Jan 1893 NY
Joseph Simpson 3 b Jan 1897 NY
Martha Simpson 3/12 born Feb 1900 New York


World War I Draft Registration
Emmett Blair Simpson [=Blain]
Address: 140 Armand Place
Queens, New York
Birthplace: New York,United States of America
Birth Date: 9 Aug 1886
Contractor
Married; wife not named


World War II Draft (special registration of older men)
Emmett Blain Simpson, age 55
Born 09 August 1888 in New York
Address: 61 Dunton Avenue, Hollis, Queens, New York
Wife: Cornelia R Simpson
Occupation: Retired


1920
Queens Assembly District 4, Queens, New York
Emmett B Simpson 35 b abt 1885 New York, General contrator - proprietor
Cornilia Simpson 25 b abt 1895 New York
Emmett Simpson 2 [2 1/12] b abt 1918 New York


1930 US Census
Queens, Queens, New York
Address: East Dunton Avenue
Emmett B Simpson 43, b NY, contractor - building construction
Cornelia Simpson 35 b 1895 New York, wife
Emmett Simpson 12 b 1918 New York

Also in 1930
New York Military Academy
Cornwall, Orange, New York
...students about ages 9-12 include
Emmett C Simpson age 12

Could be or probably is the same Emmett


1940
New York, Queens, New York
Dunton Avenue (no house number)
Emmett B Simpson 54
Cornella R Simpson 44
Emett C Simpson 22
Marie Abat 48 cook


Emmett appears on a number of ship passenger lists indexed on Ancestry.com. In a very quick and incomplete look, he and his wife seem to be passengers on pleasure cruises in the Caribbean area.
Name: Emmett Simpson
Arrival Date: 7 Feb 1925
Birth Date: 9 Aug 1886
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Port of Arrival: Key West, Florida, USA
Ship: CUBA
Accompanied by wife Cornelia Simpson, born 30 April 1886


US Social Security Death Index
Emmett Simpson
Last Residence: 33138 Miami, Miami-Dade, Florida, USA
BORN: 9 Aug 1886
Died: Jan 1968
State (Year) SSN issued: New York (Before 1951)

Edited by - JaneC on 08/05/2015 10:12:38
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