Saturday, August 27, 2011

Earl Burton Wickliffe (1894-1974)

Earl  Burton Wickliffe

Earl Burton Wickliffe was born on March 9, 1894, most likely in Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma.  He was the second of three children born to Henry W. Wickliffe and Ida M. Burton.  In 1900, he was living with his parents in their home in Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma.

Earl registered for the draft for World War I on June 5, 1917 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.  At that time, he was employed as an automobile mechanic, working for the Dodge Brothers in Detroit.  He was described as tall, medium build, with blue eyes and light brown hair.  In 1920, Earl was living in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.  He was working as a carpenter.  Earl was a veteran of this war.

Earl married Reba Lydia Millhiser Stephens on July 30, 1927 in Los Angeles County, California.  This was Reba’s second marriage.  She was born on January 29, 1888 in Ohio, the daughter of Peter Millhiser and Abigail Lucinda Dine. 

In 1928, Reba was listed in the Alhambra, California City Directory with her second husband, Earl Burton Wickliffe. 

In 1930, Earl and Reba were living in a home on South Willard Street in San Gabriel, Los Angeles County, California.  Earl was employed as an office manager for an oil company.

Earl registered for the draft for World War II in 1942.  At that time, he and Reba were living at 1657 S. Ivar Street in Rosemead, Los Angeles County, California, where he was employed by the Valvoline Oil Company.  He was described as 5’11” tall, with blue eyes, blonde hair, and a light complexion.

Reba Lydia Millhiser Stephens Wickliffe died on August 16, 1963 in Los Angeles County, California.  She was buried in the Rose Hills Memorial Park Cemetery in Whittier, Los Angeles County, California.  She was 75 years old at her death.

Earl Burton Wickliffe died June 13, 1974 in Seal Beach, Orange County, California.  Earl was buried near his wife in the Rose Hills Memorial Park Cemetery in Whittier, Los Angeles County, California.  He was 80 years old at his death.

Notes for Earl Burton Wickliffe
Birth:  Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Provo, Utah:, Inc., 2006.  Number: 551-05-7953; Issue State: California; Issue Date: Before 1951.
Occupation, Physical Description, Residence in 1917: World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database online]. Provo, UT:, 2005.  Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. M1509, 4,582 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
Residence and Occupation in 1920:  Year: 1920;Census Place: Chicago Ward 8, Cook (Chicago), Illinois; Roll: T625_317; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 484; Image: 206.
Military:  World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of California; State Headquarters: California; Microfilm Roll: 603155. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.
Death: California Death Index, 1940-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data: State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.
Signature:  See draft card information above

Notes for Reba Lydia Millhiser
Birth & Death: California, Death Index, 1940-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2000.

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