Donald Ayling
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Donald Ayling

Donald A. Ayling
Born 1920s.
Ancestors ancestors Descendants descendants
Father of [private daughter (1940s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1950s - unknown)]
Died 2000s.
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  • It is possible that Don was born under another last name. He said that he spent some time as an orphan on the streets and had mentioned that he assumed a new name. It isn't impossible for Katie to be his mother; she would have been about 43 at the time of his birth, but I can't find any records that link any of them together. Also there is no record of Katie between 1915 and 1930, and no record for Louis after 1915. Did Katie remarry? Did she have a child out of wedlock? The first record I can find for Don is the 1940 Census Record listed as a nephew in Katie's sister's home, and his April 1940 SS application

1940 Census: West New York, Hudson, New Jersey Sarah Griffin (58) head of house, widowed; William Griffin (23) son (railroad switch ender); Estelle Griffin (24) daughter (saleslady); John Headaros (82) lodger; Donald Ayling (16) nephew; Ida Hanzlay (44) sister (clerical)

SS Applications & Claims Index: Donald Ayling - April 1940 name listed as Donald Ayling, June 8, 2001 name listed as Donald A Ayling. Father - Lewis Ayling, Mother - Catherine Henry

WWII Army Enlistment Record - Donald A Ayling April 8, 1943, Newark, NJ b. 1923 in NJ; 3 yrs of high school; occupation unskilled oilers of machinery; single without dependents; serial number 32912393; "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 13 October 2015), Donald A Ayling, enlisted 08 Apr 1943, Newark, New Jersey, United States; citing "Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946," database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) ( : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 126323, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.

He is the biological father of Iris Kay Kirkendoll, who was adopted by the Kirkendolls a week after she was born

Burial on 4/5/2000 at Holy Cross Cemetery in 35 C 1549 1A

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