Individual Record 3139

Name}   Caldwell, Gilbert Roe Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 22 Oct 1924 Place} Hinckley, Millard, UtahCaliente, Lincoln, Nevada
Marr.: Date} Exa  22 Feb 1946 Place} Parowan, Iron, Utah     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa   5 May 2003 Place} Lake Arrowhead, San Bernardino County, California
Burial: Date} Exa   9 May 2003 Place} Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside, California
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 1984=Genealogy
Source 2} 2009=1930 USA cen
Source 3} 2010=1940 USA cen
Source 4} 1839=Marriage rec
Source 5} 2011=Newspaper
Source 6} 1988=City directory
Source 7} 1004=Index
Source 8} 1849=S.S. record
Source 9} 1018=Death record
Source 10} 1735=S.S. record
Source 11} 889 = Cemetery rec
Source 12} 1528=Cemetery rec
Source 13}1983=Cemetery rec
Parents: } Willie Ray Caldwell & Hazel Virginia Roe
     Household No.} 829
1st Household No.} 829 = Modena, Iron, Utah
      Occupation 1} Tool designer
       Occupation 2} City planner
Spouses:   Prime} Stewart, Melba Jean (Jean)
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Gilbert Roe Caldwell was born 22 Oct 1924 in Caliente, Lincoln, Nevada.  He was the second child of Willie Ray Caldwell and Hazel Virginia Roe.  His older sister, Beryl, was born in Jan 1923 in Utah.

In the 1930 U.S. census, Gilbert was living with his family in Modena, Iron, Utah.  They were renting their residence for $5. per month, and did not have a radio set.  His father Ray was a laborer on a railroad section gang, and was listed as a veteran of the World War.  The children were Beryl B., 7, attending school, and Gilbert R., 5.

In the 1940 U.S. census, Gilbert was living with his family in Modena, Iron, Utah.  They owned their residence valued at $600.  His father Willie was a section hand for the Union Pacific Railroad and had completed 8th grade.  His mother Virginia had completed one year of high school.  The children at home were Gilbert Roe, 15, who had completed one year of high school; and Robert Clair, 4, born in Utah.

Gilbert enlisted in the U.S. Army on 26 Feb 1943.  He was sent overseas in May 1944.  On 20 Mar 1945, he went missing in action over Yugoslavia.  He was a waist gunner and radio operator on a bomber, on his 47th mission.  He was liberated from a prisoner of war camp in Jun 1945 and released from the service on 8 Sep 1945.  He was the holder of the air medal with two clusters, two bronze stars and a presidential citation.

Gilbert Roe Caldwell, 21, and Melba Jean Stewart, 20, both residents of Cedar City, Iron, Utah, were married 22 Mar 1946 in Parowan, Iron, Utah.  They had a family of at least two children.

Gilbert attended the Utah State Agricultural School.  In Dec 1948, he was advanced to the rank of cadet 1st lieutenant in the college Reserve Officer Training Corps.

Gilbert Roe Caldwell By 1952, Gilbert and Jean were living in the Long Beach area of Southern California.  Gilbert was a tool designer for Douglas Aircraft.  In 1969, Gilbert was working as a city planner.  His wife Jean was working for North American as a statistation.  They had several residences during their working years.  By 1981, Gilbert and Jean were living in Lake Arrowhead, San Bernardino, California.

Gilbert, 78, died 5 May 2003, his last residence being Lake Arrowhead.  Funeral services were held 9 May 2003 at the Stanley L. Dickey Mortuary in Fontana, the Fr. Robert Walsh, S.J., President of Loyola High School, Los Angeles, presiding.  He was buried with full military honors in the Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside, California.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Gilbert R. Caldwell
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Gilbert R. Caldwell
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} Bachelor degree    or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service} Army                           for the State of} United States
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 10 Oct 2017
Date Created}  26 Sep 2017
Copyright © 2017 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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