1st. Lieut. Hugh Lee Williams, Jr.
Hugh was born 2 Mar 1918 to Judge Hugh Lee Williams, Sr. and Ellen Bledsoe in McGehee, Arkansas.
Hugh was 1 year and 1 month old born in Arkansas, living in McGehee, Desha, Arkansas with his parents and sister. Father Hugh Sr. was 43 years old born in Tennessee. Both his parents were born in Tennessee. He was a manager at a herding mill. Mother Ellin was 36 years old born in Mississippi, father born in Tennessee mother born in Georgia. Sister Carolyn was 9 years old born in Arkansas.
Hugh was 12 years old born in Arkansas living with his parents and aunt and uncle. His father Hugh Sr was 54 years old married since he was 33, born in Mississippi. His father was born in Tennessee and his mother was born in Georgia. He is working as a farmer. His mother Ellen was 45 years old married since she was 24 born in Tennessee as were both her parents. William H, uncle to Hugh was 71 years old born in Mississippi. Aunt Lula Harris was 58 years old born in Mississippi.
Hugh Jr was 22 years old born in Arkansas. He has completed 2 years of College. He is working as a gas station attendant. He says he has worked 84 hours. and makes $702 [This is 7 -12 hour shifts if you think about this.] He is living with his parents in Bowie, Desha, Arkansas. His father Hugh Sr was 65 years old born in Tennessee. He is a Judge in the County. Mother Ellen is 56 years old born in Mississippi and completed 4 years of High school.
WWII enlistment record information:
Name: Hugh L Willliams
Resident state: 71
Residence County: 041
Place of Enlistment: 7163
Date of Enlistment: 09/03/40
Term of enlistment: 9 (3 years)
Year of Birth: 18
Race: 1 (white, citizen)
Civilian Occ.: 781 (semi-skilled mechanics and repairmen, motor vehicles)
Marital Status: 6 (single, without dependents)
Hometown: Desha Co, Arkansas
To Laura Louise Smith 25 Oct 1941 in McGehee, Desha, Arkansas.
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