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Elsie Graham1

Female


Family Capt. Dred Francis "Buster" Parks
Child  1. Gail Parks

Note*   Elsie married a Ernest Robert Hemmingway (b. 27 Dec 1915
d. 4 Oct 2004), 26 Dec 1945 in Highland Co., FL and had two children. Elisie lives in Grants Pass, Oregon as of Jan 2013.

His obit says there were three daughters:
Ellie Graham DeBo and Kathie Hill, both of Grants Pass, and Gail Garcia of Los Angeles. Gail is also known as Gail P. Hemingway, the P being Parks.


http://files.usgwarchives.net/fl/highlands/vitals/marriages/hayes.txt

Highlands County, Florida Marriages - Hayes-Hill
Hemmingway , Ernest R.
G Parks Elsie Graham
12-26-45

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VJV7-933#
name: Elsie Graham Parks
prefix:
suffix:
event: Marriage
event date: 1945
event place: Highlands, Florida, United States
gender:
race:
spouse:
volume: 1044
certificate number: 37266
Collection: Elsie Graham Parks, "Florida, Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001"

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VJVQ-7WR#
name: Ernest Robert Hemingway
prefix:
suffix:
event: Marriage
event date: 1945
event place: Highlands, Florida, United States
gender:
race:
spouse:
volume: 1044
certificate number: 37266
Collection: Ernest Robert Hemingway, "Florida, Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001"

Ernest's obit follows:

Publiched in the Grants Pass Courier, (OR), Thursday, October 7, 2004

Ernest R. Hemingway

Ernest Robert Hemingway, 88, of Grants Pass died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at Three Rivers Community Hospital.

Private family services will be held at Eagle Point National Cemetery. Chapel of the Valley-L.B. Hall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Contributions may be made to Three Rivers Community Hospital, 500 S.W. Ramsey Ave., Grants Pass, OR 97527; or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Hemingway was born Dec. 27, 1915, in Seattle, where he graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1934. He attended the University of Washington and studied pre-med and biology.

He completed ROTC at the University of Washington and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve Corps. While attending college, he enrolled in the Civilian Pilot Training program.

He was the first person in the United States to complete the program and earned his civilian pilot's license. In the advanced CPT class he took acrobatic training in a Waco bi-plane from Boeing Field, and in the third CPT class he trained as a flight instructor.

In 1941, he reported to the Marine Corps Cadet Program in Pensacola, Fla., and completed flight training.

He was assigned as a flight instructor in Corpus Christi, Texas. During World War II, he flew dive-bombers in the South Pacific. Near the end of the war, he trained dive-bomber pilots in North Carolina.

After the war, he was stationed at Vero Beach, Fla., where he trained in night/all-weather fighters.

On Dec. 26, 1945, he married Elsie Emily Graham Parks, who survives. He was transferred to Peking (now Beijing), China, in 1946, and was stationed at Tsingtao on the Yellow Sea from 1946 to 1948.

In 1954, Hemingway was sent to Korea, where he managed the arrangements for the transfer of the First Marine Air Wing from Korea to Japan. From 1955 to 1957, he was commanding officer of Marine Air Training in St. Louis. His final assignment was El Toro Marine Base in Southern California, where he was operations manager for MAG 15. During his service, he received seven service medals and one presidential citation for bravery.

He retired Oct. 1, 1961, as a lieutenant colonel, after 23 years of service. That same year, he graduated from Chapman College in business administration.

He moved his family to Grants Pass in 1962. He was a general contractor and worked in real estate before starting a new career as a stockbroker. For 15 years, he worked for Smith Barney-Harris Upham in Medford and gave the daily stock market report on radio stations in Grants Pass. He retired again in 1980.

He served several years on the Josephine County Housing Council and was president of the Navy League. He also was a member of the Grants Pass Rotary and the Retired Officers Association.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and working on his house and property. After retiring, he and his wife enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Europe.

In addition to his wife, survivors include three daughters, Ellie DeBo and Kathie Hill, both of Grants Pass, and Gail Garcia of Los Angeles; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.2,3 
Married Name 1941  Parks1,4 
Marriage* 1941  HI, Principal=Capt. Dred Francis "Buster" Parks1,4 

Citations
  1. [S797] Ancestry.com Historical Records and Person Search, online http://records.ancestry.com/Home/Results, http://records.ancestry.com/Elsie_Graham_records.ashx?pid=53206066.
  2. [S1521] Unknown compiler, 22 Apr 2012.
  3. [S1291] Florida, Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001.
  4. [S1416] MyTrees.com, online www.MyTrees.com, http://www.mytrees.com/newanc/Indiana/Born-1916/Pa/Parks-family/Dred-Parks-solomon1-552.html.


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