LILLIAS ANN BOBO
[MARY L. BOBO-7 (1914), ALLEN HARGIS-6 (1863), ALLEN HOLT BOBO-5 (1819), WILLIS-4 (1782), SAMPSON-3 (1737), SPENSER-2 (ca 1705), GABRIEL BOBO-1] MARY LILLIAS ANN BOBO (b 13 Mar 1914 (at Dr. Dale's Sanitarium in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA), dau of Allen Hargis & Minnie Sherman (KETCHUM) Bobo (of Arlington CA), L 1991 (Huntington Beach, CA), d 1 Mar 1992 (Westminster, Orange Co., CA), bur Olivewood Cem (Riverside, Riverside Co., CA) ; m1 PAUL (PORTER) ARCHIE ADDLEMAN, 27 Dec 1932 (Yuma, AZ) [b 21 Feb 1902 (New Scottsville, Beaver Co., PA), son of Andrew Porter & Louisa Josephine (Adams) Addleman, L (Beaver Co., PA; Butler Co., PA; Wichita Co., KS; 1911 Washington Co., OH & 1926 (Riverside Co., CA), O (Truck owner/driver & Mechanic), d 2 Sep 1952 (Pomona, Los Angeles Co., CA) of truck/auto accident, bur Olivewood Cem (Riverside, CA)]; m2 WILLIAM EARL BEARDEN [b 22 Feb 1918 (AR), Military (WWII: 1940-1950, Lt. Col., USAF - Pilot in South Pacific, ), Educ (OH State & classes at MIT)*, O (Aerospace Eng), d 24 Jan 1985 (Long Beach, CA) of cancer, bur Crestlawn Mem. Pk. (La Sierra, Riverside Co., CA)]. [Link to Addleman Family page]
Paul & Mary (Bobo) Addleman in Fairmount Park.
Paul, David & Mary Addleman, circa 1935.
"ADDLEMAN -- In Pomona, Calif., September 2, 1952, PAUL A. ADDLEMAN, aged 49 years. Late resident of 9083 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside. Loved husband of Mary Addleman. Father of David, Robert, Carol, Janet and Jon Addleman. Son of Mrs. Josephine Addleman. [Half-]Brother of Mrs. Edna McKee and [foster-brother of] Ed Welch. Funeral services will be conducted in the Preston Colonial Chapel Saturday at 10 a.m. Rev. Homer Hill officiating. Interment in Olivewood Cemetery [Press-Enterprise obit]."
"MARY BEARDEN -- Graveside services
for MARY L. BEARDEN, 77, were held yesterday at Olivewood Cemetery in Riverside. She died Sunday of pancreatic cancer at FHP Skilled Nursing Facility in Westminster. Dilday Bros. Mortuary of Huntington Beach Handled arrangements. Mrs. Bearden was born in San Diego. She lived in Riverside for 40 years and was a graduate of Poly High School. Since 1981, she had lived in Huntington Beach. Before she retired in 1985, she had been a clerk at Strohmeier's Department Store in the Arlington area of Riverside, a taxi driver, and an assembly line worker at Hughes Aircraft Co. in Costa Mesa. She was a member of two choral groups in Riverside and the Arlington Christian Church choir.
"Mrs. Bearden was a foster parent to approximately 50 children. She was a member of the Foster Parents Society, and was a past president of a PTA in Riverside. More recently, she was active in Huntington Beach senior citizens organizations and was committee chairwoman of Emerald Cove, a city-owned retirement complex in Huntington Beach. Mrs. Bearden is survived by three sons, David Addleman of Auburn, Wash., Robert Addleman of Highland Park and Jon Addleman of Redondo Beach; two daughters, Carole Hamilton of Mira Loma, and Janet McEuen of Tucson, Ariz.; a stepdaughter Linda Owens of Morrilton, Ark.; a foster daughter, Sandy Hamilton of Altoona, Ind.; two foster sons, Michael & Walter Betts, both of Redondo Beach; . . . a sister Vera Bonicamp of Huntington Beach; and a brother, Lester Bobo of Manti, Utah [Press-Enterprise obit]."
1M DAVID RAY, b 7 Feb 1935 (Riverside, Riverside Co., CA) [by Paul & Mary]
Branson, Mo Sept., 2013
This has not much of interest to you, but I wanted to show you a good picture of the Douglas A3D. This is the plane that I flew in, crashed in, and survived. It's bigger than it looks, with room for three crewmen in the cockpit and the old very large A-bombs we used to carry. I was in VAH-6.
David was in the U.S. Navy 1955-1959.
2M ROBERT PAUL ADDLEMAN, b 12 Mar 1936 (Riverside, Riverside Co., CA), Military (U.S. Air Force, 1955-1959; Radio Intercept Operator & Comm. Center Specialist; 2 yrs Japan), Educ (BA 1967, CSULB; MBA 1975, Pepperdine Univ.; Ph.D. 1978, U.S. International Univ. (San Diego, CA) in Prof. Psychology: Clinical), O (Teletype Communications 1959-62; Business Computing 1962-79); Clinical Psychologist 1978-87: Fairfield Hills Hospital (Newtown, CT), Substance Abuse Service, Dept. of Mental Health (1980-87) & Private Practice; Genealogist & Author 1987-97; post-retirement 2003-current Office Manager ( Computer graphics/design) WCTU State HQ in Los Angeles), L (1970-77 CT, CA: <1980 & >1987 (Los Angeles)); m MARY FRANCES (WILKINSON) GRESHAM (b (Glendale, CA), dau of Frank & Frances Wilkinson, d 1969 (Springfield, MA), bur Forrest Lawn (Glendale, CA)) 26 Dec 1962 (Las Vegas, Clark Co., NV) [also 14 Apr 1962 (Tijuana, Mexico)], div (Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA) 9 Aug 1967, no children. [RESEARCH: Bobaddleman@sbcglobal.net]
Robbie & Mary 1962; MBA 1975 & PhD 1978
3F CAROLE EDITH, b 20 Nov 1938 (Riverside, CA) Carole's high school graduation.
4F JANET LOIS, b 14 Apr 1940 (Riverside, CA) Janet before her first marriage.
5M JON HERBERT, b 12 Mar 1945 (Riverside, CA)
Jon surfing in Redondo Beach;High School Graduation photo before;
& Jon in the U.S. Army
0F LINDA ANN BEARDEN, b 20 Jan 1940, L 1993 (AR), d 5 Oct 2003; m DAVID CARL OWENS (b 1943, d 29 Mar 2003), children: (Bob, Roy (d 9 Jun 2004), Patti Ann & Jim) [Bill Bearden's daughter] [RESEARCH: email@example.com]
0M MICHAEL BETTS, L 1993 (Redondo Beach, CA) [very close foster children]
0M WALTER BETTS, L 1993 (Redondo Beach, CA)
0F SANDY O'BURK, b 21 Nov 1950 (Los Angeles, CA), L 1993 (Altoona, IN]; m1 WILLIAM EDWARD HUGHES 1968, div 1975; m2 BURTON ROY HAMILTON, children: (Cindie (1969), Lysa (1970), Candie (1971) & Angela (1975))Note-1: We have fond memories of weekends in Morongo Valley where the Addleman family followed suggestions of their Bobo relatives and also homesteaded land.
* Note-2: Bill Bearden reported he was a few units short of a B.S. degree and had classes at M.I.T. -- not validated.
Note-3: My sister Carole recalled a question frequently asked in her previous place of employment, "What is the earliest telephone number that you remember?" She recalled "9676-W" from our long time home at 9083 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA. Now our old home site is a parking lot for the hospital across the street from Sherman High School (previously Sherman Institute) and near Jackson Street.
[DAVID R. ADDLEMAN-8 (1935), MARY L. BOBO-7 (1914), ALLEN HARGIS-6 (1863), ALLEN HOLT BOBO-5 (1819), WILLIS-4 (1782), SAMPSON-3 (1737), SPENSER-2 (ca 1705), GABRIEL BOBO-1] DAVID RAY ADDLEMAN, b 7 Feb 1935 (Riverside, Riverside Co., CA), Military (U.S. Navy - Elec/Flt Navigator), Educ: attended Chapman College; BS - 1965 (Engineering Mathematics) West Coast Univ, post-grad on MA; L (CA, TX , Auburn, WA & Anthem, AZ), O (Computer Scientist - Boeing Aircraft (ret'd); Author (published novels & >50 short stories, mostly in fantasy & science fiction), and Teacher; post-retirement Supermarket customer interface, sales & distribution (Kroger); m1 KAY REHFUSS (b (WI)), div; m2 BARBARA JEAN HAYS 4 Aug 1962 (Las Vegas, Clark Co., NV), div; m3 EDRYCE A. REYNOLDS, Ed.D., (O (Teacher, Psychologist & Business Consultant)) ca 1968, div; m4 KATHERINE WIBORG ca 1977, div; m5 DEBORAH KAY KINGSLY (Educ (J.D. Gonzaga Univ. Law School (Spokane, WA), O (Attorney, in State Government)) 22 May 1988 (Gig Harbor, WA), [RESEARCH: [DaveAddleman@cox.net], Children:
1F BARBARA KAY, b 18 June 1957 (Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA), [by m1]
2M ROBERT PAUL ADDLEMAN/BURR1, b 1958 (Whidby Is., WA), d 9 Dec 1958 (Garden Grove, Orange Co., CA) "ran over in crosswalk," bur 13 Nov 1968 The Good Shepherd Cem (Huntington Beach, CA)
3F ERIN JEAN ADDLEMAN/LAZARE2, b 22 Jan 1963 (Inglewood, Los Angeles Co., CA) [by m2]
4M PAUL BERNARD, b 12 Nov 1988 (Seattle, King Co., WA), Educ (BA (Major, Cultural Anthropology; Minor, French) - June, 2011, UCLA) [by m5]
1,. Went by stepfather's surname.
2. Adopted by stepfather.
(L) At Washington marriage; (R) Visiting cousin Thena in Morongo, CA (2006).
FAVORITE NOVELS I'VE WRITTEN
Thanks for charging in and looking up my books. As you can see, my novels are rather eclectic and I write about a subject or a character that interests me. I wrote my first one, "A Contract On Stone," while studying Uechi Ryu Karate, and used it for background material. I was living in Los Angeles and working for Litton Industries as a systems engineer. I later earned a black belt, but no longer wanted my characters to be so single faceted. "Witch Hunter" gestated during my years in Atlanta, while working at Lockheed Georgia. "Irrevocable Trust" was based on the environs in and around Dallas, where I lived for a few years. The rest came about while living in Tacoma and Auburn, WA. I worked 23 years for and retired from Boeing in WA.
Note: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing on The Miller's Son by David R. Addleman. "Dave Addleman has sold over 100 short stories, most in the semi-pro market. Three mystery novels have been published by Books In Motion Publications on audio tape: Irrevocable Trust, A Contract On Stone and Shy Guy. A Contract On Stone was also published as a paperback by Major Books, Inc. A fantasy novel, Witch Hunter, is available at amazon.com and other on-line bookstores.
He was a charter member of the Fairwood Writers Group in Kent, Washington, which still flourishes. He taught fiction writing for three years at Renton College. He coaches and competes in masters swimming and holds a black belt in Uechi Ryu karate. He retired from Boeing in Seattle, WA, after 23 years as a software engineer. He now writes in Anthem, AZ, where he lives with his wife, Deborah. His 21-year-old son, Paul, is a senior at UCLA.
Dave has also published a romance under his grandmother's name, Josephine Adams. It's called Fortune's Child, published by Wild Horse Press"
NOTE-1: See Dave's new NOVELS!
Note-2: See Dave's books on Amazon.com.
[BARBARA K-9 (1957), DAVID R. ADDLEMAN-8 (1935), MARY L. BOBO-7 (1914), ALLEN HARGIS-6 (1863), ALLEN HOLT BOBO-5 (1819), WILLIS-4 (1782), SAMPSON-3 (1737), SPENSER-2 (ca 1705), GABRIEL BOBO-1] BARBARA KAY ADDLEMAN, b 18 June 1957 (San Diego, CA), L 2003 (Prescott, AZ); m1 PAT JOHNSON, div (Pat received physical custody); m2 unk, Children:
1M NICHOLAS JEREMIAH, b 7 Sep 1978 (Orange Co., CA)
2F JENNIFER, b 1 Feb 1977 (Orange Co., CA)
[ERIN J-9 (1963), DAVID R. ADDLEMAN-8 (1935), MARY L. BOBO-7 (1914), ALLEN HARGIS-6 (1863), ALLEN HOLT BOBO-5 (1819), WILLIS-4 (1782), SAMPSON-3 (1737), SPENSER-2 (ca 1705), GABRIEL BOBO-1] ERIN JEAN ADDLEMAN-LAZARE, b 22 Jan 1963 (later Adopted by her mother's m2 Lazare1), Educ (UCSD - Communications), L 1993 (Temecula, CA) & 2003 (San Diego, CA); m KIRK GROSS Jul 1990, sep 1993, div; m2 unk, m3 unk Children:
1F HOLLY JEAN GROSS, b 28 Jan 1992 (poss Huntington Beach, CA, Orange Co., CA)
1. Note: Mother of Holly J. Gross was listed as Lazare.
[CAROLE E. ADDLEMAN-8 (1938), MARY L. BOBO-7 (1914), ALLEN HARGIS-6 (1863), ALLEN HOLT BOBO-5 (1819), WILLIS-4 (1782), SAMPSON-3 (1737), SPENSER-2 (ca 1705), GABRIEL BOBO-1] CAROLE EDITH ADDLEMAN, b 20 Nov 1938 (Riverside, Riverside Co., CA), Educ (1977 - Intl. Business Inst.), O (Administrative Secretary/Office Manager in Psychology Practice, Ret'd), L 1997 (Mira Loma, CA); m DUANE LEE HAMILTON 15 Mar 1958 (Las Vegas, Clark Co., NV) [b 5 Apr 1934 (Los Angeles, CA), Adopted son of Anton Olson Hamilton & son of Donna Dawn (MORGAN) Hamilton, O (Consolidated Freightways, Ret'd), Military (U.S. Army - Korean Service, Sgt); his m2], [RESEARCH: firstname.lastname@example.org | Link to Hamilton web page], Children:
Carole and Duane enjoying their back yard -- also see their koi ponds & link to Hamilton's Home.
1M ANTHONY DUANE, b 4 Oct 1958 (Torrance, CA)
2F ANDREA HAMILTON, b 29 Aug 1963 (Bellflower, CA), Educ (AA Riverside Comm. College), O (Deputy - Correctional Sergeant); m MARC R. MOORE 11 Feb 1989 (Catalina Island, CA) [b 15 Sep 1954, Ft. Gordon, GA), son of Maurice O. & Glenda (YETTER) Moore, Military (Viet Nam: 1972-79 U.S. Marines), O (Private Investigator)] [RESEARCH: email@example.com]
Letters to Editor
Memorial Day Thanks
"As Memorial Day approaches It would behoove us to remember to thank not only veterans and active duty military, but to especially thank those who served during World War II. When we were attacked in Pearl Harbor on 12-7-41, we lost 1700 souls in that unprovoked attack. All Americans rallied to our Countrys aid and through those terrible years many, many lives were sacrificed, including up to 1000 a day when occupying islands in the Pacific campaign. We at home sacrificed also, through rationing, victory gardens, black outs, with unqualified support for our boys in uniform.
It seems strange to me that so many dont seem to understand the danger to our country resulting from the attack on 9-11-01, in which 3000 Americans and people from other countries were killed. ( From shortly after our entry into Irag it seemed politicians (i.e. Congress) seemed more interested in positioning their political party for the next election; to the extent of undercutting our efforts to fight terrorists in the middle east. Granted Rumsfelds smaller more mobile army did not send in enough troops to get our job done.) However this year politicians have proved to be disturbingly geared more toward the next presidential election than working with a will toward getting things in hand in Iraq.
(Thank God that this congress was not in power during W.W.II, or we may now be living under another form of government, and thank God that earlier generation was not the current me firsters (my party first) that seem so prevalent these days.) Dont let Viet Nam mistakes recur. Dont let congress send in our boys to fight, them restrict their efforts, cut funding, play politics and withdraw.
My parents generation fought in W.W.II, my husband in Korea, and my son and son-in-law in the Navy and Marines in the 70s. I am extremely proud of them all."
Carole E. Hamilton
|Note: 5-28-2007, "The Press printed my letter and only edited out the reference to Rumsfeld."|
4th of July, 2009 Hamilton Barbecue
ANTHONY D-9 (1958), CAROLE E. ADDLEMAN-8 (1938), MARY L. BOBO-7 (1914), ALLEN HARGIS-6 (1863), ALLEN HOLT BOBO-5 (1819), WILLIS-4 (1782), SAMPSON-3 (1737), SPENSER-2 (ca 1705), GABRIEL BOBO-1] ANTHONY DUANE HAMILTON, b 4 Oct 1958 (Torrance, CA), Military (U.S. Navy, 1976-80), L 1999 (Bullhead City, AZ), 2007(ID) & 2008 (Mira Loma, CA), 2010 (Kingman, AZ), O (Aerospace Engineer - Diesel Mechanic); m1 LEANNE KAY LINDGREN 2 Apr 1988 (Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA) [b 4 Aug 1960 (Intl Falls, MN), dau of Lorence Edward & Clarice Elsa (HALVERSON) Lindgren], Sep - May 2000, div; sig oth-2, m3 (married & later divorced), Children:
Tony's 1st family
1F ERICA LEANNE 15 Jan 1989 (Bellflower, Los Angeles Co., CA), L 2010 (Kingman, AZ )
2F EMILY ANNE, b 11 Feb 1991 (Fountain Valley, Orange Co., CA), L 2012 (Riverwide, CA), Educ (H.S. grad - 2010, Long Beach)
[JANET L. ADDLEMAN-8 (1940), MARY L. BOBO-7 (1914), ALLEN HARGIS-6 (1863), ALLEN HOLT BOBO-5 (1819), WILLIS-4 (1782), SAMPSON-3 (1737), SPENSER-2 (ca 1705), GABRIEL BOBO-1] JANET LOIS ADDLEMAN, b 14 Apr 1940 (Riverside, Riverside Co., CA), O (Aerospace Manufacturing Proj. Eng.), L 1993 (Tucson, AZ) & Vail, AZ, d 25 Dec 2007 (Vail, AZ), cremated1; m1 RALPH D. CONTRERAS 3 Aug 1957 Redondo Beach, CA (b (Los Angeles Co., CA), son of Ralph D. & Nina Contreras) 1958 (Los Angeles Co., CA), div; m2 KEN SORENSON 13 Dec 1963, div; m3 JAMES McEUEN 23 Oct 1968, div; m4 F. WAYNE JARRETT (b (Hawaii), O Hughes/Raytheon Tucson, Real Estate/Business Management/Aerospace), Children: [Jarrett@cox.net]
1M THOMAS RALPH McEUEN, b 20 Feb 1958 (Long Beach, Los Angeles, CA)
2F DANA C. McEUEN, b 23 Oct 1969 (Orange Co., CA?) (dau of Janet)
Jan Jarrett's Memorial, Vail American Legion Post #109
January 6, 2007
David, Jon & Robert Addleman (left); Jon and David Addleman and Wayne Jarrett (right).
1 Note: Wayne Jarrett called late Christmas night to say that Jan had experienced two episodes of convulsions that day and the last one around 8:30 P.M; had been fatal., Jan had been in declining health for a number of years and had to breathe oxygen. Her wishes were to be cremated and later have her ashes scattered in Hawaii where they had so many good times. A memorial service is planned at the local Vail, AZ American Legion Post 109, where they had many friends. Wayne's email is Jarrett@cox.net.
Note-2: Wayne Jarrett, email, 5-21-2007. "I'm in Kaua'i with Bob and my sister Heady. Tonight we are going to spread Jan's aches on the beach at Queen's Pond. The waves would deposit the ocean water into a section of the beach that retained the ocean water causing the water to warm up. The Queens would then take their baths. My sister had invited a few people from her school to attend the ceremony."
[THOMAS R. McEUEN-9 (1958), JANET L. ADDLEMAN-8 (1940), MARY L. BOBO-7 (1914), ALLEN HARGIS-6 (1863), ALLEN HOLT BOBO-5 (1819), WILLIS-4 (1782), SAMPSON-3 (1737), SPENSER-2 (ca 1705), GABRIEL BOBO-1] THOMAS RALPH McEUEN, b 20 Feb 1958 (Long Beach, Los Angeles, CA), Educ (Pepperdine Univ), O (Marketing - IBM; 1993 Ford Consumer Finance Co., Mortgage Broker), L 1998 (Anaheim Hills, CA), d 20 May 1998 (Anaheim Hills, Orange Co., CA) "sudden death of enlarged heart complications1," bur Memory Garden (Brea, CA); m1 KATHY DIANNE RITTER 19 Oct 1977 (Irvine, Orange Co., CA), div ca 1988; m2 KAREN ANN THOEMMES 5 Sep 1993 (Corona del Mar, CA) [b 7 Sep 1965 (Fullerton, CA), dau of Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Thoemmes], [RESEARCH: firstname.lastname@example.org], children:
1M CONNER THOMAS, b 10 Jan 1995 (Fullerton, Orange Co., CA), Awarded BSA Eagle Scout (Jan 2013)
2F FAITH MARIE, b 29 Nov 1998 (Fullerton, Orange Co., CA)
Eagle Scout Conner McEuen & Family
1. Note: Coroner's report said he died from "heart-related complications" but not a heart attack.
[DANA C. McEUEN-9, JANET L. ADDLEMAN-8 (1940), MARY L. BOBO-7 (1914), ALLEN HARGIS-6 (1863), ALLEN HOLT BOBO-5 (1819), WILLIS-4 (1782), SAMPSON-3 (1737), SPENSER-2 (ca 1705), GABRIEL BOBO-1] DANA C. McEUEN, L 1993 (Tucson, AZ), Educ (Hotel Management); sig other PAT O'CONNOR, sep 1990 Children:
1F CANDICE MARIE McEUEN, b 4 Dec 1987 (Ventura, CA), L 2000 (Tucson, AZ)
[JON H. ADDLEMAN-8, (1945), MARY L. BOBO-7 (1914), ALLEN HARGIS-6 (1863), ALLEN HOLT BOBO-5 (1819), WILLIS-4 (1782), SAMPSON-3 (1737), SPENSER-2 (ca 1705), GABRIEL BOBO-1] JON HERBERT ADDLEMAN, b 12 Mar 1945 (Riverside, Riverside Co., Ca), Military (U.S. Army, 1964-67; Radio/Teletype Operator; 2 yrs France & 4 mos. Germany)), O (Systems Administrtor, Ret'd TRW / Northrop), L 1993 (Redondo Beach, CA); post-retirement Computer Design/Web development; m1 EILEEN COPELAND (b England, L (Whittier, Santa Ana & Huntington Beach, CA), O (Secretary, FHP)) 17 Jan 1970 (Whittier, Los Angeles Co., CA), div ca 1988; m2 GENE ANN BUTLER (b 14 Jun 1949 (Manhattan Beach, CA), O (Business Manager, TRW/Northrop); post-ret'd, Genie's Crafts & Creations (internet/hobby fairs), 1988 (Catalina Island, CA), [RESEARCH: Addleman@adelphia.net ], Children:
Genie & Jon vacationing in Hawaii & Christmas 2006.
1M KEVIN JON, b 4 Feb 1971 (Whittier, Los Angeles Co., CA), L (Whittier, Santa Ana, Redondo Beach, Huntington Beach, CA & Las Vegas, NV), O ( Security Guard at Venetian)
WILLIAM MERLE BEARDEN, b 9 Oct 1890, L (Morrilton, Conway Co., AR), Mason (Morrilton Lodge No. 105), Occup (Morrilton H.S. Teacher), d Dec 1968 bur Elmwood Cem (Morrilton, AR); m MYRTLE, children:
Morrilton, Conway Co., Arkansas
1F POLLY, d bur Elmwood Cem (Morrilton, AR); m DAVID LEACH (Mason (Morrilton Lodge No. 105))
2M WILLIAM "Bill" EARL, b 22 Feb 1918 (AR),
3F JEAN, L 2005 (Sevierville, TN); m1 unk (son Bill); m2 Bob Wells
Bill's parents at ends of sofa; Sisters -- Jean & Polly
Polly Leach, Jon Addleman, David & Danny Leach, Bill & Mary; Mary Bearden & Billie Wells (Bill's nephew)
(Photos from Jon Addleman's collection)
WILLIAM EARL BEARDEN, b 22 Feb 1918 (AR), Mason (Morrilton Lodge No. 105), Occup (Aerospace Eng), Military (WWII: 1940 (Lt., Army Inf.), 1943 AAF (pilot training; commandant Air Instrument School (Lubbock, TX); Capt., B-29 Pilot;); 1946 509th, Task Unit 1.52 (Roswell AFB/Kwajalein); 1947 Maj/Lt. Col., (154th Fighter Sqdn., Nat'l Guard, AR), d 22 Jan 1985 (Long Beach, CA) of cancer, bur Crestlawn Mem. Pk. (La Sierra, Riverside Co., CA); m1 MILDRED E. THOMAS 25 Nov 1940, (b 28 May 1922 (Plumerville, AR), d 18 Aug 1970, dau of sheriff Elmer Thomas1 (Conway Co., AR), div (her m2 L. D. Stroud); m2 unk (Santa Monica, CA), div; m3 Mrs. MARY LILLIAS (BOBO) ADDLEMAN ca 1954 (Tijuana, Mexico/Las Vegas, NV), children: [RESEARCH: email@example.com]
1M WILLIAM DAVID, b 26 Aug 1941 (Morrilton, AR), d 1 Jan 1942 (near Brownsv ille, TN)2 bur Elmwood Cem (Morrilton, AR) [from m1]
2F LINDA ANN BEARDEN, b 20 Jan 1940 (AR) [from m1]
Linda & her biological father, Bill.
1. Graves, Linda. Letter, Jan 2005. ". . . My parents called him "BILL" His father-in-law then was ELMER THOMAS. My dad was a deputy under him for quite a number of years. They became friends and that's how I became good friends wth LINDA OWENS.. . . Her maternal uncle was Col. ROY R. CHANEY who was quite well known in Arkansas. . . . Although my parents liked the Thomases, they weren't pleased how they treated Mr. BEARDEN. I can remember so well LINDA'S mom dying from alcoholism. . . ." [Note: Linda Graves provided the newspaper article exerpts below.]
2. Cox, Patricia. Email, 18 Feb 2005. ". . . He died at a Brownsville hospital 30 minutes after arrival from injuries sustained in a car crash January 1, 1942 near Brownsville, TN during a snow storm . They were on their way to their new home in West Point, KY. Bill was stationed at Fort Knox, KY where he was a Lieutenant. 7 others were seriously injured in the accident. Bill brought the baby back to Morrilton for the funeral. . . . Bill was not in the car wreck. He was waiting in Kentucky for his family to arrive. My grandmother was with her sister and brother-in-law and baby William."
3. Cox, Patricia. Email, 18 Feb 2005. "The child support order. It is dated October 8, 1949 and is addressed to the Adjutant General, U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. It said William E. Bearden has failed and refused to comply with the order of the court. Therefore, it is requested that the sum of $200.00 be deducted from his pay as Captain in the United States Air Force."
4. Cox, Patricia. Email, 18 Feb 2005. "Supreme Court of Arkansas D.E. Thomas vs Marlin Hawkins and William E. Bearden Appeal from the Circuit Court of Conway County, Arkansas. No. 9403 I have a copy of the complaint. It was originally dated 08/12/50. Amendments were filed 9/2/50 and 9/5/50. These lead to this complaint being filed to the State Supreme Court 9/7/50."
5. Cox, Patricia. Email, 18 Feb 2005. "Details of injury: B-47 Bomber metal removed from head on 4/2/57 resulting from a plane crash in 1951. The surgeon was Dr. Turner from Manhattan (originally Arkansas). This is on a plaque with the piece of metal."
Note: Bill had 16mm movies he had saved from several of his B-29 crash landings which will soon be converted to DVD format. One of his (William E. Bearden) earlier 1943 AAF crashes was found by his granddaughter Paticia Cox.
An older Mary & Bill Bearden, ca 1970.
BILL'S EARLY MOVIE WORK (ca 1936)
Young Bill Bearden (sitting at left) as a sound technician on 'Our Gang Comedy' movie set during the 1930's.
Young Bill Bearden (left) with a movie 'starlet' and (far right) as a 'dude' standing next to western actor Jack Hoxie.
In 1930's westerns, Jack Hoxie was the 'number-two' rated star after Hoot Gibson at Universal.
(Bill's military history stated: "Bearden did motion picture work in Dallas, Texas before entering the Army.")
Chuck Anderson wrote, "The big galoot of a hero is clearly Jack Hoxie, and you can find a profile on him on my site at:" <http://www.surfnetinc.com/chuck/hoxie.htm>.
"Arkansan Closest to Bikini Blasts
Morrilton Officer is Featured in Photographic
Record Recently Published Showing Work
Of Air Photo Unit During the Atom Bomb Tests
by Marvin Balding
Operation Crossroads book, . . . contains page after page of photographs of the men who took part in film in the Bikini explosions. . . . . This book is not a record of any section other than Task Unit 1.52, the name given to the Air Photo Unit which had for its job the biggest photographic assignment in history.
. . . Listed in the book as Film Control Officer is Capt. William R. [sic, E.] Bearden, Morrilton Ark. The write-up says Captain Bearden reported for active duty in 1940 as an infantry officer. He transferred to the AAF in 1943, and after completing pilot training, became an instructor and commandant of an air instrument school at Lubbock, Tex. Bearden did motion picture work in Dallas, Tex., before entering the Army.
Col. P. T. Cullen was appointed to head the photographic staff that would be responsible for recording all phases of the blast on film. This staff was in charge of still and motion pictures, both in black and white and in color photography, as well as camera operation and maintenance, including every phase of the work.
The Air Photo Unit, a branch of the task force, was put together and trained in three months. . . . Preliminary training of the air photo unit was begun in Roswell, N. M. Also training was to be completed by April 15, 1946, and all equipment and men were to be on Kwajalein and ready to operate on that date. . . . Certain contruction was required there so it could serve as a base for the B-29 bomb carrier and other aircraft.
Today Major Bearden still wears a uniform -- that of a staff officer of the Arkansas National Guard. He is a liaison officer for the adjutant general, the governor and the 154th Fighter Squadron. Bearden is married and has a four-year-old daughter who he hopes will never see an atomic bomb.
Bearden was in charge of raw film and also the exposed film. His responsibilities did not cease until the processed film was turned over to the proper War Department officials. Out of Kwajalein, from which island the photo unit operated, Beardens job was made more complex by the regulations regarding security of top secret films.
During the Able Day explosion, Bearden was in a plane which roamed to within 13 to 15 miles of the blast. On the Baker Day blast he was as close as seven miles.
. . .Bearden describes his sensations of last July 1 as follows: When the announcement came on the radio that the bomb actually had been released, we began counting the seconds before the explosion. That was the worst period of the whole affair. Nobody had ever tested such a bomb under these circumstances. We just didnt know what to expect. The shock wave jolted the plane before the sound reached us. There was a sudden explosion, so loud I thought it came from within the plane. Next, the bomb itself made a sound like thunder -- first a sharp clap followed by softer rumblings.
Regarding the underwater test, he said this bomb sounded like the crackling and crumbling of a building. It was an impressive sound he will never forget.
Geiger counters in Beardens plane indicated he was in a radioactive area for a while after the blast. However, no harm resulted from this. Bearden best remembers the great ball of fire as the bomb went off while he watched through dark glasses, then the resultant towering cloud, and the sinking of the Saratoga. This Arkansan was busy with his camera during each explosion. He has seen every phase of the activities on the screen, and it all made quite a show, he says. [Arkansas Democat, Sunday Magazine, Little Rock, February 23, 1947]
Note-1: The above is only exerpts from the article. Photo provided by Linda Graves from a 1947 Arkansas Democrat Sunday Magazine section entitled, "ARKANSAN CLOSEST TO BIKINI BLASTS." Major Bearden, a Film Control Officer, is looking at a book, Operation Crossroads, of pictures of his photo unit called "Task Unit 1.52".
Note-2: Military officers frequently had a 'temporary' rank and a 'permanent' rank. William E. Bearden's highest rank was that of "Lt. Colonel" and was called "Colonel Bearden" for many years. This temporary rank was never made permanent.
"Front Row L to R: Richard Hagen, 1/Lt Clement Kinkald, M/Sgt John D Meeks, 2/Lt William Phillips, Cpl James Bruss, Cpl James Long, Capt Charles Ackison
Second Row L to R: 1/Lt Richard Bauml, 1/Lt Walter Faircook, Capt William Bearden, Capt George Benedict, Cpl Warner Wood, S/Sgt Jack Thompson, Capt H. Clark Ramsey" [Photo provided from the website links below.]
Note-3: For more info, reference Operation Crossroads, Task Unit 1.52.
Base Assignments: U.S. Army Infantry & Army Air Force
William Earl Bearden
(Date & Location)
1936 - Leadership Training, Co. C, C.M.T.C., Camp Pike Lloyd England Hall, No. Little Rock, AR [Citizens Military Training Camps (CMTC) were conducted in the 1930s by the War Department under the authority of the National Defense Act.].
ACTIVE DUTY: 10 Years (U.S. Army Infantry - Army Air Force - U.S. Air Force)
Feb., 1940 Jefferson Barracks, MO (enlisted - 14 Feb 1940, Army Infantry)
May, 1940 Fort Knox, KY
June, 1940 Fort Benning, GA
1941 Fort Knox, KY (had rank of Lt. when baby son died - 1 Jan 1942)
Feb., 1942 Camp Chaffee, Fort Smith, AR
Sept., 1942 Kelly Field, San Antonio, TX (Army Air Force, pilot)
Jan., 1943 Winfield, KS - Strother Field
April, 1943 Altus, OK
June 1943 Randolph Field, TX
Aug., 1943-45 Lubbock, TX - 44-B 4th Provisional Training Squadron, Advanced Pilot School (Twin Engine), 2144th AAF Base Unit (". . .Instructor & commandant of an air instrument school at Lubbock, TX.")
Nov., 1945 Alexander, LA (1 mos.)
Dec., 1945 Enid, OK (1 mos.)
Jan., 1946 Wright-Patterson, Dayton, OH
Apr., 1946 509th, Roswell, NM/Kwajalein, South Pacific ("Operation Crossroads - Film Control Officer on B-29 Crew for Bikini A-Bomb tests at Kwajalein.")
Aug., 1946 St. Louis, MO (Aug. thru Nov.)
Dec., 1946 Dayton, OH
Jan., 1947 Washington D.C.
Feb. 1947 Little Rock, AR (major in AR National Guard: "He is Liaison officer for the adjutant general, the governor and the 154th Fighter Squadron.")
Oct., 1947 Mac Dill Field, Tampa, FL (re-enlisted U. S. Air Force)
Mar., 1948 South Pacific (4 mos., described being at Tinian & New Guinea)*
June 1948 Laurel Canyon, Hollywood, CA (June thru Dec.)
Jan., 1949 McGuire A.F.B., NJ (described flying at end of Berlin Airlift - Germany and from English Air Bases)** (8 mos.)
Dec., 1950 Barksdale Field, Shreveport, LA
Dec. 1950 Wright Field, Dayton, OH - (Separation - 26 Dec 1950 as captain)
[Medical: Had at least 3 B-29 crash landings (burns & shrapnel).]
1. The above dates and locations were written by William Bearden, probably for a security clearance.
2. William Beardens baby son died in a snow storm auto accident while Lt. William Bearden was waiting at Ft. Knox for his wife and son to arrive on 1 Jan 1942.
3. 44-B Wings Aloft album, ca 1943-45 (no copyright or page numbers), Lubbock Army Air Field, Lubbock, Texas, 4th P. T. S., Wiliam E. Bearden Captain, Air Corps Instructor. It has a head/shoulder photo, as well as a group of cadets with Capt. Bearden.
4. Arkansas Democrat Sunday Magazine, Arkansan Closest to Bikini Blasts, Little Rock, AR, February 23, 1947, by Marvin Balding, Staff Writer-Photographer. A picture shows Capt. Bearden looking at a unit album called, Operation Crossroads, where in 1946 he was a Film Control Officer of Task Unit 1.52 at Kwajalein in the South Pacific.
* War Dept. Identification card issued 17 Feb 1948, #A0382778, USAF
** I distinctly remember him telling about flying in Europe out of English Air Bases -- long flights where they stayed awake on drugs during the flights and went to sleep on bourbon.
Conway, AR War Memorial
(David Leach, Mary Bearden & Polly Leach)
Military Section, Garden of Honor, Crestlawn Memorial Park
La Sierra, Riverside Co., CA
LINDA ANN BEARDEN-STROUD, b 20 Jan 1943, L 1993 (AR), dau of William E. & Mildred Bearden, Legally adopted by L. D. Stroud, d 5 Oct 2003 of cancer; m DAVID CARL OWENS (b 29 Mar 1944, d 29 Mar 2003 "on 63rd birthday of a heart attack"), children: [RESEARCH: firstname.lastname@example.org]
1M ROBERT "Bobby" CARL, b 5 May 1960, d 9 Jun 2004 "of cancer"
2M ROY GLENN, b 15 May 1961
3M JIMMY LYNN, b 24 Dec 1962
4F PATRICIA ANN, b 25 Sep 1966
PATRICIA ANN OWENS, b 25 Sep 1966, "38 yrs old in 2005", Occup (Human Resource Mgr), L (AR); m MICHAEL COX, children: [RESEARCH: email@example.com]
1F EDRIE CATHERINE, b 22 Jan 1983
2M PAUL MICHAEL, b 17 May 1987
3M PATRICK ANDREW, b 26 Jan 1989