Individual Record 1779

Name}   Whitthorne, Edwina Clair (Bee) Family History} Hancock                
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam 21 Nov  1911 Place} Newport News,   , Virginia
Marr1: Date} Fam 16 Dec 1931 Place} Napa, Napa, California     (Link)
Marr2: Date} Fam  8 Nov 1948 Place} Vallejo, Solano, California     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 18 May 2011 Place} Azle, Tarrant, Texas
Burial: Date} Cir  21 May 2011 Place} Cremated; ashes scattered over Puget Sound
  Grave Marker} No
Source 1} 872 = 1920 USA cen
Source 2} 853 = 1930 USA cen
Source 3} 873 = Memoirs
Source 4} 1325=Photograph
Source 5} 661 = Death record
Source 6} 913 = Obituary
Source 7} 1324=Obituary
Source 8} 1326=Letters
Source 9}  
Source 10} 
Parents: } Robert Campbell Whitthorne Sr. & Thomas Edwina Triplett
   Relationship No.} 625
1st Household No.}  
      Occupation 1}  
       Occupation 2}  
  Religion/Church} Episcopal
Spouses:    First} Rusconi, William Louis (Bill)
              Second} Wilson Sr., Morris H.
 Total Number of} 2
Notes:  Bee was born in Newport News, Virginia, but grew up in Napa County, California.  She was a precocious child, earning her the nickname Bee as in "busy as a bee".  Her life's journey lead her to reside in California, Arizona, Tachikawa Air Base in Japan, Hawaii, and then 28 years in Seattle, Washington.
Edwina C. Wilson
The photograph at the right shows Bee circa 1953 with her daughter, son, and second husband.  She was short, intelligent, friendly with Southern charm, and well travelled.  A devout Episcopalian, Bee was known for her outgoing personality, sharp wit, and stylish dress — especially relative to her hats (see photo below).

During her later years she lived with her son, Morrie, and his family in the basement of their home in Seattle.  Following Morrie's illness in 2009, Bee moved to Azle, Texas, to be cared for by her daughter Vicki.  Bee's health declined during her final year and she passed on at age 99½ in 2011.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death} 12:24 A.M. Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Edwina C. Wilson
Confirm. Date}   Photo} Bee circa 2005
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}              or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                   for the State of}  
Health Condition} Sprained ankle
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated} 17 Jun 2011
Date Created}  24 Jul  2006
Copyright © 2011 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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