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Clarkson family moving to USA 1956

Clarkson family moving to USA 1956

Posted: 17 Dec 2012 12:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Clarkson Hayward
Hi
I am trying to locate a Joan Clarkson formerly of Bonhill Dumbartonshire Scotland. She and her 3 sisters- Catherine, Irene and Isabel and mother Mary left 21 December 1956 from Prestwick Scotland to immigrate to the USA, arriving 22 December in NY. I have no further definitive leads, she may have married in 1960 a Norman Willis in California but I am unsure. I am trying to find her for my mother in law who was good friends with Joan when they were in school together however they both left scotland at the same time and consequently lost touch. It would be lovely to help Jose (Ryan nee Hayward) find her old friend. If anyone has contact details for joan or a lead I would be most grateful.
Regards, Kim

Re: Clarkson family moving to USA 1956

Posted: 17 Dec 2012 4:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 17 Dec 2012 4:56PM GMT
Hi there,

I'm not related but would like to help you.

California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985
Name: Norman F Willis
Age: 21
Est. Birth: abt 1939
Spouse Name: Joan Clarkson
Spouse Age: 18
Est. Spouse Birth: abt 1942
Date: 12 Mar 1960
Location: Imperial

U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2
Name: Norman F Willis
Birth Date: 12 Mar 1938
Address: 15975 Jasmine St, Victorville, CA, 92395-8680

U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
Name: Norman F Willis
Birth Date: 12 Mar 1938
Phone Number: 247-4827
Address: PO Box 7005, Apple Valley, CA, 92307-0711
[1597 S Jasmine, Victorville, CA, 92392]
[15975 Jasmine St, Victorville, CA, 92395-8680 (1993)]
[22007 Hurons Ave, Apple Valley, CA, 92307-4225 (1991)]

Web: Obituary Daily Times Index, 1995-2012
Name: Norman Forrest Willis
Publication Date: 3 May 2011
Publication Place:
Death Date: abt 2011
Death Place:
Age at Death: 73
Birth Date: Abt 1938
URL: http://obits.rootsweb.ancestry...
WILLIS, Norman Forrest; 73; Barnesville OH>Apple Valley CA; Daily Press; 2011-5-3; lfkes


Social Security Death Index
Name: Norman Forest Willis
Last Residence: 92307 Apple Valley, San Bernardino, California
Born: 12 Mar 1938
Died: 29 Apr 2011
State (Year) SSN issued: Ohio (1955-1956)


United States Obituary Collection
Name of Deceased: Norman Forrest Willis
Gender: M (Male)
Death Date: 29 Apr 2011
Death Place: Apple Valley
Cause of Death: cancer
Obituary Date: 5 May 2011
Newspaper Title: Desert Dispatch
Newspaper Location: Barstow, CA, USA
Residence (at time of death): Apple Valley
Spouse's Name: Diana
Parents' Names: Frieda and Floyd Willis
Childrens' Names: Cindy (her husband David)
Siblings' Names: Shirley, Carol, and Linda
Number of Grandchildren: 7
Number of Great-grandchildren: 4
Military: United States Air Force


peoplesmart.com.......

Name Age
Norman Forest Willis Died in 2011 (73)
Location: Apple Valley, CA, Victorville, CA, Bonney Lake, WA
Possible Relations: Ashley M Willis, Debra M Willis, Diana Lyn Willis, Eric J Willis, James R Willis

Joan Willis 71
Location: Apple Valley, CA, Victorville, CA
Possible Relations: Diana Lyn Willis, Eric J Willis, Jeffrey D Willis, Norman Forest Willis


NORMAN FORREST WILLIS

Norman Forrest Willis, 73, died Friday, April 29, 2011 while resting peacefully at his home in Apple Valley following a brief fight with cancer.
He is survived by his wife Diana, ex-wife Joan, daughter Cindy (her husband David), two sons Jeff (his wife Janet) and Eric (his wife Anna), stepson Brian (his wife Tara), three sisters: Shirley, Carol, and Linda; seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, neighbors Gary and Naomi, and many close friends and extended family.
Norman was born and raised in Barnesville Ohio to Frieda and Floyd Willis. Norman lived and worked in Barnesville (starting at the age of twelve) until he joined the United States Air Force at the age of nineteen. Norman served honorably for twenty years in the USAF and earned the rank of Master Sergeant, and the nickname "Stormin' Norman". Norman traveled the world with the Air Force and eventually found himself and his young family residence at George Air Force Base in Victorville. The High Desert is the place he called home and where he lived and worked for the remainder of his life. After serving with the military, Norman went to work for the Park and Recreation department in Apple Valley. Here, he enjoyed caring for the maintenance needs of the town's parks as well as the Apple Valley School District's pools. After fifteen years of working for the town of Apple Valley, Norman decided to retire and pursue his true passion of woodworking. As a master carpenter, Mr. Willis truly enjoyed crafting both everyday items such as picture frames and gates to the more exotic projects like entertainment centers and hardwood vanities. He took pleasure in constructing each and every project with the same caliber of artisanship that one would find in museum quality pieces. Norman was the type of man that appreciated doing things "the right way" the first time. It is this attitude of integrity and depend-ability that attracted people to Norman, and it is his gentle nature, wisdom, and quick-witted charm that we will miss the most.

.Published in the Daily Press on May 3, 2011

(** NO BURIAL INFORMATION LISTED IN OBIT)

Apparently, Joan outlived Norman and could have remarried. I don't find an obit under the name of "Joan Willis".
She may still be living in Apple Valley near her children and grandchildren -- so perhaps calling a directory service may get you a recent phone number or address.



UPDATED LATER:

U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
Name: Joan Willis
Birth Date: 15 Aug 1941
Phone Number: 241-5935
Address: 22007 Hurons Ave, Apple Valley, CA, 92307-4225 (1996)
[PO Box 7005, Apple Valley, CA, 92307-0711]
[15975 Jasmine St, Victorville, CA, 92395-8680 (1993)]
[1597 S Jasmine, Victorville, CA, 92392 (1977)]
[147 Texas, Victorville, CA, 92394]

U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2
Name: Joan Willis
Birth Date: 15 Aug 1941
Address: 11957 Wapato Rd, Apple Valley, CA, 92308-7692

Maybe she hasn't remarried after all ... but not sure how recent these listings go. You might try writing a letter to the latest address and request an "Address Correction" from the Post Office.


Good luck!

Re: Clarkson family moving to USA 1956

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 1:10PM GMT
Classification: Query

I am not related.

name: Cynthia L Willis
event: Birth
event date: 23 Nov 1960
event place: Imperial, California, United States
gender: Female
mother: Clarkson

name: Jeffrey D Willis
event: Birth
event date: 29 Aug 1967
event place: Imperial, California, United States
gender: Male
mother: Clarkson

name: Eric J Willis
event: Birth
event date: 21 May 1976
event place: San Bernardino, California, United States
gender: Male
mother: Clarkson

"California, Birth Index, 1905-1995," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org

Name: Joan Clarkson
Age: 18
Est. Birth: abt 1942
Spouse Name: Norman F Willis
Spouse Age: 21
Est. Spouse Birth: abt 1939
Date: 12 Mar 1960
Location: Imperial

Name: Irene M Clarkson, Isabel W, Catherine, Joan and Mary C.
Departure: Prestwick, Scotland
Arrival: 22 Dec 1956 - New York, New York

Name: Irene M Clarkson
Age: 18
Est. Birth: abt 1949
Spouse Name: Kenneth J Bennier
Spouse Age: 19
Est. Spouse Birth: abt 1948
Date: 3 Jun 1967
Location: Imperial
Daughters: Tracy L 1967 and Kimberly A 1971
Irene M Bennier born 28 Nov 1948 known to live in El Centro CA

Name: Isabel W Clarkson
Age: 20
Est. Birth: abt 1940
Spouse Name: Jeton V Denson
Spouse Age: 21
Est. Spouse Birth: abt 1939
Date: 12 Mar 1960
Location: Imperial
Children: Darlene E 1961, David A 1963, Dianne C 1965, Darren L 1968, 1st three born Imperial Co last one Santa Clara County.
Isabel W Denson born 14 Jan 1940 known to live in Tracy and Morgan Hill CA

Name: Isabel W Denson
Address: 2248 Brega Cir
City: Morgan Hill
State: California
Zip Code: 95037
Phone Number: 408-779-2961
Residence Years: 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997

Name: Catherin G Clarkson
Age: 18
Est. Birth: abt 1944
Spouse Name: Harold W Rice
Spouse Age: 20
Est. Spouse Birth: abt 1942
Date: 15 Dec 1962
Location: Imperial
Daughters: Teresa A 1964, Michelle 1965 both Imperial Co

Name: Catherin G Clarkson
Age: 23
Est. Birth: abt 1945
Spouse Name: John T Bolin
Spouse Age: 37
Est. Spouse Birth: abt 1931
Date: 24 May 1968
Location: Imperial
Sons: John K 1968, Randall E 1970 both Imperial Co
Catherine G Bolin born 09 Dec 1944 known to live in El Centro CA

Re: Clarkson family moving to USA 1956

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 2:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you so much for all this information. I really appreciate it and hope to let you know how i go.

Cheers
Kim

Re: Clarkson family moving to USA 1956

Posted: 22 Dec 2012 11:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
I just wanted to thank everyone for their help, I have managed to locate and speak with Joan! So amazing and all because of the internet and wonderful people who are willing to help. Thanks again and I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.

Cheers
Kim
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