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Harry Theodore Wilkes

Harry Theodore Wilkes

Male 1924 - 2009  (85 years)

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  • Name Harry Theodore Wilkes  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 28 Jun 1924  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1930  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Death 8 Sep 2009  Shelburne, Chittenden, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    SSN issued California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Social Security Number 555-24-3930  [2
    Died 8 Sep 2009  Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birchwood Terrace Healthcare Nursing Home
    Buried 14 Sep 2009  Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery, Pflugerville, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I23674  tng Genealogy

    Father Nathan Wilkes,   b. 1 Dec 1893, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1962, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ethel Solotaroff,   b. 22 Jul 1901, Palestine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1989, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F7890  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Verna May Steffen,   b. 27 May 1923,   d. 5 Nov 1993, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 6 Jul 1948  Jackson, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F8303  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Living 
    Family ID F8304  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Jun 1924 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Jul 1948 - Jackson, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 8 Sep 2009 - Shelburne, Chittenden, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSSN issued - - California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Sep 2009 - Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Harry Theodore Wilkes photo

  • Notes 
    • Harry T. Wilkes
      Harry Theodore Wilkes, 85, quietly and peacefully passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2009. He was a resident of the Birchwood Terrace Healthcare Nursing Home in Burlington, Vermont. Harry was born on June 28, 1924, in Los Angeles, California. He was the only child of Nathan Wilkes and Ethel Solotaroff. He graduated from Garfield High School and attended UCLA prior to enlisting in the Army/Air Corp in 1943. He flew many combat missions in B-17's over Germany during WWII. He survived a few close calls, including a crash landing in England and earning the Purple Heart. After the war, he was among the original hand- picked airmen who helped form the Strategic Air Command. He spent the rest of his military career flying B-36's and B-52's. He retired from the Air Force in 1969 with the rank of Lt. Col. and chose Austin, Texas, as his permanent retirement home. Harry went on to work for the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation as a senior accountant. He retired from the state in 1986 to finally lead a more leisurely life and travel the world. Harry met Verna May Steffen of Raymond, Minnesota, before heading off to World W ar II and he returned several years later to sweep her off her feet. They were married in St. Louis, Missouri in 1948. They were blessed with three wonderful children, David, Bruce and Donna. Verna passed away in 1993. Harry then married Elaine Cole Seay, a long time friend of the family and widow of a former B-52 crew member, in San Antonio in 1994. The happy newlyweds resided in first in Austin and then moved to Sun City in Georgetown, the Meridian Retirement Community in Temple, and finally relocated to Burlington, Vermont to be near Elaine's children and grandchildren. Harry was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Verna. He is survived by David and Miranda Wilkes and son Stephen, Amman, Jordan; Bruce and Lynette Wilkes and four children (Christie, Eric, Bryan and Joshua), Syracuse, Utah; Donna Wilkes, Show Low, Arizona; and his beloved wife Elaine, Burlington, Vermont. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 14, 2009, at the Cook-Walden Capital Parks Mortuary in Pflugerville, Texas. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery immediately following the services.

  • Sources 
    1. [S364] California Birth Index, 1905-1995, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Birthdate: 28 Jun 1924; Birth County: Los Angeles.
      Record for Harry T Wilkes
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=cabirth1905&h=1173418&indiv=try

    2. [S344] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Database online. Number: 555-24-3930; Issue State: California; Issue Date: Before 1951.
      Record for Harry Theodore Wilkes
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ssdi&h=85701092&indiv=try

    3. [S402] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2007;), Database online.
      Record for Harry Theodore Wilkey

    4. [S337] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;).
      Year: 1930; Census Place: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Roll 166; Page: 26A; Enumeration District: 794; Image: 930.0.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1930usfedcen&h=90753045&indiv=try
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    5. [S209] Obituary.