|Male/Husband} Hancock, Warren Samuel (Bud)||Family History} Hancock|
|Female/Wife} Williams, Viola Clide (Vi)||Relationship Type} Marriage|
|Marriage: Date} Exa 19 Mar 1939||Place} Presbyterian Church, San Rafael, Marin, Calif.|
|Ended: On Date} Exa 15 Sep 1942
|1st Household No.} 1 = 2425 Second Street, Napa, Calif.|
|Photos} See below|
|Notes: Bud and Vi met at the Green Lantern restaurant in Napa in the
late 1930s. Owned by Vi's parents, the restaurant had dancing on Saturday
nights after the dinner crowd left. Vi and her father, along with a
drummer, played and provided live music to big crowds. Vi had been dating
Geno Gattavara and Bud had a girl friend, Margie, who lived in
Oakland. Bud starting coming in to drink beer and listen to the music (he didn't dance).|
The photo at the right of Bud and Vi was taken in June 1938, about nine months before their marriage. They were married Sunday, 19 Mar 1939 in the Presbyterian Church, San Rafael. Viola marked their marriage and honeymoon route in March 1939 on the Shell roadmap shown at the left. They went to the World's Fair in San Francisco the day after they were married.
Vi played at the dances on Saturday nights whenever she could — even after she became pregnant.
Bud and Vi bought a house at 1206 Banks Avenue in the Alta Heights area of Napa and moved in late in 1939. Their son Daniel (Dan) was born here, and this was the house they were living in during the 1940 USA census.
The photo at the left shows Bud and Vi with Dan at 2425 Second Street in Napa in late 1940.
The photo at the right shows Bud and Vi with Bob & Lorraine Whitthorne at Vi's parents' house at 1615 F Street in Napa in 1941.
Bud and Vi's marriage was effectively ended on 15 Sep 1941 when Vi obtained an Interlocutory Decree of Divorce. Bud was awarded the custody of their child — and also their Ford coupe. Vi was awarded visitation rights and their house at 1206 Banks Avenue.
|Children:||Total # of Children} 1||Seq. # of Primary} 1|
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