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Wilks Family Texas Pictures (5)

Children of W. W. Wilks & Erie Catharine Taylor

2. Marl Vane Wilks, b. 19 Jun 1909, Chalk Mtn., TX, d. 17 Nov 1980, Arlington, TX, buried in Post Mtn. Ceme., Burnet, TX

md. (1) Loma Irene Smith, Jun 1931, Burnet Co. (she was 15)

md. (2) Yasuko Akatsuka, 25 Nov 1953, Yokohama, Japan

 

 1927 Vane and his taxidermy, at Loop, Donley Co., TX

 Dec 1929 Vane Wilks and the Big Snow that came at Christmas, Burnet Co., TX

 

   

 Vane and his sister Reta Wilks in the heavy snow that came Dec 1929

 

 

 Abt 1935 Vane Wilks

 Abt 1935 Loma Smith Wilks

 

 

 
 

 Vane Wilks and daughter Laquita, 1934

 

 

Vane and Loma lived several years at Galveston in this house on Ave. K. During World War II, Vane was a Blackout Warden. Loma worked at Sears-Roebuck. Their son Ronald attended kindergarten (the first I'd ever heard of one).

 

 

Vane

Loma

They were divorced in Aug 1946 and Vane soon took a job in Japan, working for the U.S. Govt. in restoration of infrastructure after wartime damage. For thirty years he lived and traveled in the Far East and Middle East. In 1979 he wrote "My Brief Story," about that part of his life, and it was published by his cousin Gorden Gatewood. To read, download, or print this story as a .pdf (Adobe Acrobat) file, click here.

If you don't have Acrobat, click here to download the free file from the adobe.com website.

 

 Vane at a home in Japan

 Charlie & Reta Ross, Joy McLean, Ronald D. Wilks before he left to join his father in Japan late 1954

 

 

 Jan 1955, Yori Endo, Ronald, Yasuko, Diane, & Vane Wilks

 Diana and Yasuko

   

 Vane in Korea

 1964 Yasuko, Jean, Diana Wilks; Myrl McLean, Cora Wilks

 

 July 4, 1969 ~ Wilks Reunion at Stephenville ~ Vane and Family

 

 

 1969, Vane at Myrl & Blake's house, Houston

July 4, 1976 ~ Yasuko & Vane At Wilks Reunion

 

 April 1979 at Reta's ~ brothers Vane & Voy

 July 4, 1978 ~ Vane & his niece Doris sometimes rode to Wilks reunions together (from Arlington and Irving)

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  • George C. Wilks Family Pictures
  • Claude Rivers Wilks Family Pictures
  • W. W. Wilks Children Pictures: Karl, Vane, Reta, Dale, Myrl, Voy, Kirby
  • Descendants of B. C. Wilks
  • Parents of B. C. Wilks
  • Wilks-Taylor Family, 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Taylor-Bartleson Family
  • Jewel & C. J. "Buck" Taylor
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