Looking for VINSON of California
My name is Rodney E. HANLEY. My mother was Evelyn Jesse VINSON born on Feb 2, 1921 to Urvin E. VINSON and Pearl Ellsworth KELLY. The date of my grandfather's birth is shown as Jul 3 1897 in Newtown, California. I have been told by relatives that he lied about his age in order to get into the Army in WW1. He was too old so he took a few years off his age. He had 4 brothers, Ordia Lorenz, Bert, Frank and Jesse Laymen. My great-grandfather was Thomas Henry VINSON born between 1824 and 1833 in North Carolina. He was married to Josephine Ann TEETERS from Cottage Grove, Oregon. His last recorded record is the 1896 voter record in Shasta Co., California. The 1900 census records his wife as a widow in Siskiyou Co., Ca.