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William Ralph VERNON

Ralph and Kathleen Vernon
Ralph and Kathleen VERNON, 1936

Ralph Vernon
spouse: Laura Kathleen UNDERWOOD

NAME.................... William Ralph VERNON
BIRTH/PLACE/RECORDS..... 16 AUG 1916 Rutherford Gibson Co TN
MARRIAGE/PLACE/RECORDS..  8 NOV 1935 Jonesboro Craighead Co TN
DIED/PLACE/RECORDS...... 21 SEP 1998 Wright City Warren Co MO
BURIAL.................. Donated body to University Hosp. St Louis MO
PARENTS................. US Grant VERNON & Cleopatra HOSKINS
GRANDPARENTS............ Thomas A VERNON & Nancy J WILLIAMS

> WIFE.................. Laura Kathleen UNDERWOOD
BIRTH/PLACE/RECORDS..... 29 JUL 1915 Kings Mill Sharp Co AR
DIED/PLACE/RECORDS...... 17 DEC 1993 Lake St Louis MO
BURIAL.................. Donated body to University Hosp. St Louis MO
PARENTS................. James Luther UNDERWOOD & Alta Velma BIRCHFIELD

CHILDREN................ 3

Notes:  Veteran, farmer, truck driver.
        Served in Pacific theater, WWII, Pfc., 1st Marines. 4/20/44-2/11/46
        Saw action at Peleliu and Okinawa 4/1/45-6/21/45
        One of 8 in his unit to survive.
        
        The group of soldiers he was with had started to go hungry,
        when one of them happened to kill a wild hog. However, no
        one except William knew what to do with it. William slaughtered 
        and quartered the hog, feeding the hungry marines.
        
        Served as drill sergeant, US Army, stateside during Korean War.

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* CHILD 1................. Living VERNON
MARRIAGE.................. Sherman Lewis O'GUINN
CHILDREN.................. 5 children

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* CHILD 2................. Living VERNON
MARRIAGE.................. (1)Living BROWN
                           (2)Living BROWN
                           (3)Living BURGESS
CHILDREN.................. 2 children (by 1)
                            1. Living BROWN
                            2. Living BROWN

note: marriages 1 and 2 are unrelated.

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* CHILD 3................. Living VERNON
MARRIAGE.................. Living GRINNELL
CHILDREN.................. 2 children

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