Bill Bond
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Bill Bond

Bill H. Bond
Born 1920s.
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Died 2010s.
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Biography

William Howard Bond Sr ("Bill") was born July 13 1922 in Maryville, Tennesee to Lester E. Bond, Sr and Willie Kate (Hill) Bond, [1].

The 1930 census shows that Bill, 8, lived with his parents and older brother, Lester E Bond Jr, in Hood River, Oregon at 803 Montello Street. [2]Bill's father was a pastor in the Congregational Church in Hood River. Bill and his brother Les helped the family by picking apples and other fruit in the summer (this was during the Great Depression). [3].

Bill moved with his parents from Hood River, Oregon, to San Diego, California before the 1940 census. [4] Bill's brother, Les, had already left home by then. Bill graduated from Sweetwater High School in 1940, where he was the class president in his senior year. In 1944 he was awarded a degree in mechanical engineering from the California Institute of Technology. While at Cal Tech he participated in ROTC, and during WW II he was a commissioned officer in the navy [5]. During the war, he was assigned to lead crews on PT boats to disable underwater mines in the Asian front (although he was never very specific with his family about his activities during the war). He continued as a member of the Naval Reserves until his retirement, attaining the rank of Commander. [6]

After the war, Bill returned to San Diego and married Betty Jane Ratcliffe, whom he had known since Junior High School. The wedding took place at Bill's parents' home in San Diego and was officiated by his father.[7] [8]

In the 1950 census William (age 27) was employed as a Mechanical Engineer and lived in National City, San Diego, with his wife, Betty, son, Bill Jr., and infant daughter, Barbara. [9] A third child, Brenda, was born in 1951.

After his wife, Betty, died, Bill remarried Mrs. Dorothea (Waters) Campbell.

Bill died at the age of 96 on October 25, 2018, in San Diego, California [10] with his two daughters at his side. His children and grandchildren spread his ashes along with the ashes of his first wife, Betty, in their beloved San Diego Harbor on November 5, 2018.

Sources

  1. Birth. William Howard Bond, State of Tennessee State Board of Records, Bureau of Vital Statistics, File Number 2349, in possession of his daughter
  2. 1930 Census: "1930 United States Federal Census"
    Year: 1930; Census Place: Hood River, Hood River, Oregon; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0006; FHL microfilm: 2341676
    Ancestry Record 6224 #109237812 (accessed 28 March 2023)
    William H Bond (7), single son, in household of Lester E Bond (37) at 803 Montello St., Hood River, Hood River, Oregon, USA. Born in Tennessee.
  3. personal recollections of his daughter
  4. 1940 United States Federal Census: "1940 United States Federal Census"
    California > San Diego > Chula Vista > 37-43 > image 24 of 30
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Image (accessed 28 March 2023)
    William H Bond.
  5. personal recollections of his daughter
  6. U.S. Select Military Registers, 1862-1985: "U.S., Select Military Registers, 1862-1985"
    United States Military Registers, 1902-1985. Salem, Oregon: Oregon State Library
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 2345 #3562433 (accessed 28 March 2023)
    Name: William H Bond; Birth Date: 1922; Military Date: 1 Jul 1960; Publication Date: 1 Jul 1967; Title: Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Naval and Reserve.
  7. Marriage: "U.S., Newspapers.com™ Marriage Index, 1800s-current"
    The Chula Vista Star; Publication Date: 19/ Jul/ 1946; Publication Place: Chula Vista, California, USA; URL: https://www.newspapers.com/image/116212727/?article=124b2b52-fcec-411a-aa02-edf8f6fedfca&focus=0.407044,0.24908969,0.52382827,0.3525591&xid=3398
    Ancestry Record 62116 #108247240 (accessed 28 March 2023)
    William Howard Bond marriage to Betty Jane in Sep 1946.
  8. Marriage: "U.S., Newspapers.com™ Marriage Index, 1800s-current"
    The Chula Vista Star; Publication Date: 13/ Sep/ 1946; Publication Place: Chula Vista, California, USA; URL: https://www.newspapers.com/image/116214587/?article=98ac6209-0e45-4acf-ad0b-9c511e8b7bc0&focus=0.16165423,0.09622991,0.3856039,0.40817344&xid=3398
    Ancestry Record 62116 #108248213 (accessed 28 March 2023)
    William Tfcward Bond marriage to Betty Jane Ratcliffe in Sep 1946 at 4196 Rochester road.
  9. 1950 Census: "1950 United States Federal Census"
    United States of America, Bureau of the Census; Washington, D.C.; Seventeenth Census of the United States, 1950; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790-2007; Record Group Number: 29; Residence Date: 1950; Home in 1950: National City, San Diego, California; Roll: 4655; Sheet Number: 11; Enumeration District: 37-181
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 62308 #266204594 (accessed 28 March 2023)
    William H Bond (27), married, Mechanical Engineer, head of household in National City, San Diego, California, USA. Born in Tennessee.
  10. "Death" State of California, County of San Diego, Certificat of Death, Local Registration number 3201837018245, in possession of his daughter

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