Individual Record 303

Name}   Ferrell, Clifford E. Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Exa 18 Jul 1914 Place}     , Los Angeles, California
Marr.: Date}   Place}       (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 16 Nov 1982 Place} UCLA Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Burial: Date} Aft 16 Nov 1982 Place}  
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1}   73 = Interview
Source 2} 162 = Letter
Source 3} 888 = Letter
Source 4} 534 = Birth record
Source 5} 468 = 1920 USA cen
Source 6} 752 = 1930 USA cen
Source 7} 435 = Obituary
Source 8} 325 = Business dir
Source 9} 988 = City directory
Source 10} 872 = Voter record
Source 11} 536 = Death record
Source 12}680 = S.S. record &
Parents: } Thomas Jefferson Ferrell & Mabel W. Olson
   Relationship No.} 120
1st Household No.} 268 = Alhambra, Los Angeles, California
      Occupation 1} Accountant
       Occupation 2} Aerospace engineer
Spouses:   Prime} restricted information
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Clifford S. Ferrell was born 18 Jul 1914 in Los Angeles County, California, probably in Alhambra.  He was the second son of Thomas J. Ferrell and Mabel Olson.  His older brother Frederick was born in 1910.  In 1915, the family was living at 126 East McLean, Alhambra.  His father was the proprietor of Ferrell's Shoe Shop, repairing shoes.  In 1918, the family was living at 316 North 4th Street, Alhambra.

In 1920, Clifford's family was living with his maternal grandparents, Hans and Mary Olson, at 336 N. Wilson Avenue, Alhambra.  By 1923, the family was finally living in their own home at 121 S. Granada Avenue, Alhambra, which had been purchased for them by Mary Olson.  His father, who tried his hand in insurance and later in real estate, was not a very good businessman.  In 1930, Clifford was working as a truck driver for a lumberyard, presumably the Olson Lumber Company owned by his Uncle Frank Olson.  Clifford's mother Mabel died in 1934.

Clifford went to Occidental College, graduating with the class of 1939.  In 1936 he was still living with his father and younger brother.  By 1938, he had moved to 1906 Escarpa Drive, Los Angeles, close to Occidental.  In 1940, according to the voter registration records, he was living at 3240 Buchanan Street, in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles, working as a construction foreman.  This was about the time that he married.

Clifford worked most of his life for the North American Aviation Co.  He was an aerospace engineer, and later headed a division that negotiated contracts with the government.  According to voter registration records, he and his wife were both registered as Democrats.  They lived in various homes including 2424 Palm Drive, Hermosa Beach City (1942), 128 N. Alessandro Avenue, in the area of Temple City (1946), 1811 Manhattan Avenue, Hermosa Beach City (1948 and 1950), and 961 Calle Miramar, Torrance (1954).

Clifford and his wife retired to the Morro Bay area of Central California.  His last residence was Los Oso, San Luis Obispo County 93402.  He died 16 Nov 1982 at UCLA Hospital of a tumor on the brain stem.  His burial place is unknown.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photos} None
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} Bachelor of Arts   or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death} Cancer
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 17 Mar 2011
Date Created}  17 Apr 1993
Copyright © 2011 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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