Eneth Stuart Driver

Elisha Sample Driver (1921 - 2005)

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Elisha Sample (Eneth Stuart) "Stu" Driver
Born in Red Bluff, Californiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of [private wife (1920s - unknown)]
Descendants descendants
Died in Yountville, Napa, Californiamap
Profile last modified 4 Mar 2020 | Created 19 Nov 2018 | Last significant change: 4 Mar 2020
16:55: Lyn Sara (Driver) Gulbransen edited the Biography for Elisha Sample Driver (1921-2005). [Thank Lyn Sara for this | 1 thank-you received]
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Eneth was born in 1921 in Red Bluff Ca. His birth certificate gives his name as Elisha Sample Driver, named for his grandfather Elisha Sample Driver. However all other records for him state his name as Eneth Stuart Driver. My father lived his whole life as Eneth Stuart Driver. He married as Eneth, served in WWII as Eneth, graduated university as Eneth, was a school teacher and principal, had me, lived and died as Eneth, known to friends as Stu. He always said his real name was Elisha Sample Driver, named after his paternal grandfather. I never asked about this, nor did my mom, we thought he made it up!

Newspaper Mentions

Stuart Driver entertained twelve little friends at a party Wednesday in observance of his seventh birthday anniversary. An out-of-town guest, Miss Janice Tankersly of Sacramento, was also present. [1] The Press-Tribune Roseville, California 12 Oct 1928, Fri • Page 8


According to a response for records from The National Archives, Stuart's military record was destroyed in the 1973 fire at the National Personnel Records Center in St Louis. He was assigned to the 105th Medical Evacuations hospital and was among the contingent assigned to Bergen-Belsen 15 Apr 45.(I know this because of the photographs he brought home, and that I discovered at age 9. They have haunted me my whole life - lyn)

Corporal E. STUART DRIVER is now stationed in Holland where he works with a medical. detachment. [2] The Press-Tribune Roseville, California 21 Mar 1945, Wed • Page 7

Lost and Found STRAYED -Long; silky-haired black cat. Has small kittens. Anyone having possession of this cat please turn her loose. Owned by Corp. Stuart Driver, overseas service man. [3] The Press-Tribune Roseville, California 25 Apr 1945, Wed • Page 8

STUART DRIVER, through a letter to his mother, informed us that he is with the 105th Evacuation Hospital Unit, working with the 9th Army, which at the time of this writing, is near Berlin. He says that they work till they fall asleep and then get up to work again. [4]The Press-Tribune Roseville, California 16 May 1945, Wed • Page 7

Wartime Appeal for Scout Badges

Local Boy in Europe Appeals for Boy Scout Badges If there are any unused Boy Scout badges lying around in Roseville, there is something that can be done with them that will bring happiness to scouts "over there." The following letter from Stuart Driver tells of the needs of Boy Scout troops in Holland. It was written to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Driver, this city: Dear Mom and Dad: Always write in a hurry these days. I want to tell you about the Boy Scouts of Holland. During the German occupation they continued to meet, but underground. Their equipment, badges, etc., were all taken from them and destroyed, and they met under penalty of death. "I wish our Scouts in Roseville were as ready to attend meetings and do their troops the service these boys have done and their country too, as they were very active in the underground. Could you get me some badges-- merit and advancement badges? There are some at home. Please send them. Maybe other Scouts there will give some. Collecting Data "Speaking of underground, there are miles of tunnels under this old city. Carvings on the walls show they were used in the days of the Spanish rule- most interesting. I am trying to acquire all possible historical data. "The dungeons and instruments of torture are, or rather, were, most terrible places and things. Many priests were put to death almost opposite our headquarters, and an old gallows and stone benches still stand. Have so little time to. write. Work from 12 to 24 hours, and when a lull comes, drop on my cot and sleep till roused for another round. But that is little to do. Wish fewer casualties were coming in. One night I found two boys, 19 and 20, both active in Scout work, and in this way I found the Scouts. I gave them some cigarettes and they each took only two, one for each of their fathers. We owe much to our parents, they said, in which I agree heartily. I say hello to everybody. Have little time to write and my friends will understand. As usual, bye, Buddy." [5] The Press-Tribune Roseville, California 23 Mar 1945, Fri • Page 1

Appeal for Scout Badges Answered An appeal was printed in Friday's Press-Tribune for Boy Scout badges to be sent to the Boy Scouts of Holland. Stuart Driver had written this request to his mother, Mrs. E. S. Driver. Fifteen minutes after the papers were out; states Mrs. Driver, telephone calls started coming in. All kinds of badges were offered. In many cases the owners are now grown, and in the service, and the mothers were glad to have the badges used. There is now a box full and ready to be sent. The badges bear the inscription, "Boy Scouts of America," but this is apt to make them still more valuable to the European boys, and cherished mementos of friendships that grew out of the war. Mrs. Driver extends her gratitude to all who have so kindly helped her in assisting these Holland Scouts to carry on. [6] The Press-Tribune Roseville, California 28 Mar 1945, Wed • Page 1

Word has been received from Sgt. Stuart Driver that he will return home in the very near future. [7] The Press-Tribune Roseville, California 09 Jan 1946, Wed • Page 3

Crashes Motorcycle

Injured man's name disclosed The full name of the driver of a motorcycle injured last Friday in a solo motorcycle accident is Eneth Stuart Driver, it was learned yesterday. Driver, 49, of 402 Atkinson St. was westbound on Atkinson St. when he ran off the roadway and struck a no parking sign. He was taken to Roseville Community Hospital with serious injuries and later transferred to Kaiser Hospital in Sacramento. [8] The Press-Tribune Roseville, California 18 May 1971, Tue • Page 3


Eneth “Stu” Driver died Dec. 6, 2005, at the Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa. A resident of the Veterans Home of California in Yountville for five years, he was 84. Born in Red Bluff to Clarence and Anna Driver, he was raised mostly in Roseville. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, working as a surgical technician in a mobile hospital in Germany. Upon his honorable discharge, he continued his education and earned a master's degree in teaching. He taught in public schools for many years. In 1974 he went to work as executive director of Cache Creek Lodge Recovery Facility in Yolo County where he helped many people achieve a sober and drug-free life. He retired after 18 years of service. His family said he loved fishing, skiing and swimming, and especially enjoyed teaching these sports to his daughter and grandson. He loved his dogs and always had one as a faithful companion. He was said to have a great sense of humor, a joy of cooking, and never gave up reading and improving his knowledge. Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise, Davis California


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  5. https://www.newspapers.com/image/474942534/?terms=%22Stuart%2BDriver%22
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need to look this up! Name: E S Driver Birth Year: 1921 Has Photo: No Source: American Men & Women of Science. A biographical directory of today's leaders in physical, biological, and related sciences. 12th edition, Physical & Biological Sciences. Seven volumes. New York: R.R. Bowker, 1971-1973. (AmMWSc 12P)

  1. Birth Certificate- see image
  2. "California Birth Index, 1905-1995," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V25J-LR5 : 27 November 2014), Elisha S Driver, 10 Oct 1921; citing Tehama, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.
  3. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCDP-HM5 : accessed 28 January 2020), Eneth S Driver in household of Clarence E Driver, Roseville, Placer, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 4, sheet 15A, line 21, family 409, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 182; FHL microfilm 2,339,917.
  4. WWII Draft Registration Cards for California, 10/16/1940 - 03/31/1947https://www.fold3.com/image/631051854
  5. "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGFS-QQW9 : 27 November 2019), Eneth Stuart Driver, Roseville, Placer, California, United States; from "Draft Registration Cards for California, 10/16/1940 - 03/31/1947." Database and images. Ancestry. (www.ancestry.com : n.d.); citing Draft Registration, Roseville, Placer, California, United States, citing NARA Records of the Selective Service System, 1926-1975. Record Group Number 147. NAID: 7644723. Records of the Selective Service System. The National Archives at St. Louis, Missouri, n.d.
  6. "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8LR-C3J : 5 December 2014), Eneth S Driver, enlisted 24 Apr 1943, Sacramento, California, United States; citing "Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946," database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 1263923, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.
  7. 105th Evacuation Hospital Unit Historyhttps://www.med-dept.com/unit-histories/105th-evacuation-hospital/
  8. Contigent to Bergen-Belsenhttps://www.med-dept.com/articles/ww2-military-hospitals-european-theater-of-operations/
  9. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/24374938/the_presstribune/
  10. "California Divorce Index, 1966-1984," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VP5Y-KRZ : 27 November 2014), Marchett L Hakl and Eneth S Driver, Dec 1966; from #"California Divorce Index, 1966-1984," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2007); citing Sacramento, California, Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.
  11. "California Marriage Index, 1960-1985," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V6DS-KVT : 27 November 2014), Eneth S Driver and Pauline L Beightol, 04 Nov 1972; from "California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2007); citing Sonoma, California, Center of Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.
  12. "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJFZ-N5TB : 16 May 2014), Eneth Stuart Driver, Residence, Cotati, California, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  13. "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K1DX-SWL : 23 May 2014), Stu Driver, Residence, Penngrove, California, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  14. "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJFZ-FYSV : 16 May 2014), Eneth Stuart Driver, Residence, Rohnert Park, California, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  15. "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJV8-GSXF : 16 May 2014), Eneth S Driver, Residence, Yountville, California, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  16. "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJKY-99WK : 16 May 2014), Eneth Driver, Residence, Yountville, California, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  17. Eneth Or Stu DriverUnited States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK2C-C7N2
  18. https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/31727063/person/18108962764/facts

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