Richard "Red" Skelton was born July 18, 1913, in Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana. According to his biographer, his birth record in Indiana lists his name as "Richard Bernard Eheart," with "Eheart" being a surname his father sometimes used.
He married Edna Stillwell June 1, 1932, in Jackson County, Missouri.
↑Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Microfilm.
↑ "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K861-32C : 8 December 2017), Richard Red Skelton and Georgia Maureen Davis, 09 Mar 1945; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,135,953.
↑ State of California. California Marriage Index, 1960-1985. Microfiche. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California.
↑ State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.