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Ada Norfleete Wilkes

Ada Norfleete Wilkes

Female 1908 - 2004  (96 years)

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  • Name Ada Norfleete Wilkes  [1, 2, 3
    Born 29 Feb 1908  Wiggins, Stone, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1910  Wiggins, Harrison, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1930  Beat 2, Forrest, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Death 20 Oct 2004  Castro Valley, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 20 Oct 2004  Fremont, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Fleete was a graduate of Richton High School (MS). She attended nursing school in Houston, TX, for a period of time prior to the death of her father, Ernest D. Wilkes, Sr., in 1931. At that time she returned to her home in Petal (MS). In the early 1930s she was employed at Reliance Manufacturing Company in Hattiesburg. It was during this time that she met Howard Knutson, a salesman for the Simonize Company. They were married in Florida. Until the late thirties and the World War II era, they traveled to many sections of the country, with Howard working as a Simonize representative and salesman. With the advent of World War II, Howard joined the US Navy. Norfleete went to work in a defense factory in California, as did many wives during the war.

      With the war over, Howard and Norfleete returned to his home in Wisconsin where their only child, a son, was born. Shortly afterward, they moved to Petal, where they lived while Howard was enrolled at the University of Southern Mississippi studying for a degree in Geology and Geography. Upon graduation, they moved to Houston, TX, where he was employed by the Texas Highway Department until his early death from a stroke.

      While in Houston, Norfleete was active with her church and the Cub Scout movement.

      Later she moved to California to be near her adult son. She lived with her sister there.
    Cremated Aft 20 Oct 2004  Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Harris, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    SSN issued California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Name Aida N. Knutson  [4
    Social Security Number 551-30-9935  [4
    Person ID I21291  tng Genealogy

    Father Ernest Donal Wilkes,   b. 21 Jul 1879, Rome, Floyd, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1931, Petal, Forrest, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Bettie E Magee,   b. 1887, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1957, Petal, Forrest, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 5 Dec 1907  Prentiss, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7289  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Howard Norvin Knutson,   b. 17 Feb 1909, Spring Valley, Pierce, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1962, Houston, Harris, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 1937  Alachua, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Norvin Nels Knutson,   b. 16 Apr 1947,   d. 23 May 2011, Castro Valley, Alameda, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [natural]
    Family ID F8790  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map Click to display
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Feb 1908 - Wiggins, Stone, Mississippi, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1937 - Alachua, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Oct 2004 - Fremont, Alameda, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSSN issued - - California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Ada Norfleete Wilkes Knutson photo
    Ada Norfleete Wilkes Knutson photo

  • Sources 
    1. [S350] Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).
      Volume: 376; Certificate: 4122
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=FLmarriageindex&h=681244&indiv=try
      [ View marriage certificate]

    2. [S356] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).
      Year: 1910; Census Place: Wiggins, Harrison, Mississippi; Roll T624_741; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 47; Image: 411.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1910USCenIndex&h=13708034&indiv=try
      [ View Federal Census Document]

    3. [S337] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;).
      Year: 1930; Census Place: Beat 2, Forrest, Mississippi; Roll 1145; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 9; Image: 400.0.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1930usfedcen&h=36598511&indiv=try
      [ View Federal Census Document]

    4. [S344] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Database online. Number: 551-30-9935; Issue State: California; Issue Date: Before 1951.
      Record for Aida N. Knutson
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ssdi&h=75252282&indiv=try

    5. [S122] FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=48850525
      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=48850525.