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My Individual notes on the towns or cities that I lived in.

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*NOTE: The purpose of this page is to tell something about me at each location.

*Alba, Wood County, Texas.

I was born in Alba, Wood County, Texas, a small coal mining town, and my dad worked in the coal mines. At the age of 6 months, we moved to Mineola, Wood County, Texas.

*Mineola, Wood County, Texas.

My family lived in Mineola until I was 2 years old and we moved to Malakoff, Henderson County, Texas. I came back to Mineola and attended one semester of my junior year in Mineola High school.

*Malakoff, Henderson County, Texas.

We moved to Malakoff, Henderson County, Texas when I was 2 years old. My dad worked as a miner digging coal and later worked as an operator of electric mules, a motorized vehicle that pulled the small coal cars in and out of the mine. He pulled the empty cars into the mine and they were loaded with coal and he would pull them out and the coal would be emptied into coal condola cars for the trip to the company's electric generating plant in Trinidad, Henderson County, Texas. We lived in Malakoff for about 13 years and I got all of my elementary schooling and all but 1 semester of high schooling in Malakoff. The coal mines were shut down in 1941 as the power plant in Trinidad switched from coat to natural gas as fuel. My dad went to work at American E. Wells in Corsicina making block buster bomb hulls for the world war II effort and worked there until spring of 1945 and then he went back to Mineola, Texas to work as a fireman for the Texas & Pacific Railroad. My mother and brother and I moved back to Mineola at end of the school year. I attended Mineola High School for 1 semester of my junior year and then moved back to Malakoff to finish my schooling, living with my aunt and uncle. I moved back to Mineola after graduating from Malakoff High School in the spring of 1947.

*Tyler, Smith county, Texas.

After marriage in spring of 1950 in Mineola, we moved to Tyler, Smith County, Texas. My 1st job in Tyler was with Brookshire Food Store #1. I worked there until Oct 1951 when I when I went to work at McMurrey Refinery. I worked at the refinery for 40 years, with the refinery change to LaGloria and later to Texas Transmission and next to Crown Central. I had a 10 month break from the refinery when my Texas National Guard Unit was mobilized and sent to Fort Polk, La during the Berlin Crisis. After divorce, I remarried and moved to Noonday, Smith County, and lived there for 14 1/2 years and after another divorce, I moved back to Tyler, and lived there the rest of my life as of the year 2020. I remarried on 6 Feb 1999.

*Fort Polk, Venon Parish,Loisiana.

My National Guard Unit, Company C, 3rd. ARB, 144 th. Inf, 49th. Armored Division was mobilized 15 Oct 1961 and sent to Fort Polk for 1 year during the Berlin Crisis. As the Berlin situation cooled down and we did not have to go to Berlin, we were sent home after 10 Months of service at Fort Polk.

*Noonday, Smith County, Texas.

I remarried after a divorce and moved to Noonday, Smith County, Texas in 1982 and lived there 14 1/2 years.

*Ulsan, South Korea.

I retired from Crown Central Refinery on 31 Jan 1991 and went to work as a technical advisor for UOP out of DesPlanes, Illonois. My 1st job with them was at a large refinery in Ulsan, South Korea. I stayed there 4 1/2 months and moved to the next job.

*Szhalombatta, Pest County, Hungary.

My 2nd job with UOP was a large refinery in Szhalombatta, Pest County, Hungary. I stayed there for 2 months.

*Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illonois.

My 3rd job with UOP was a refinery in Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illonois. I stayed there for 3 months.

*McPherson, McPherson County, Kansas.

My 4th job with UOP was in McPherson, Kansas. I stayed there 3 months.

*Pattaya, Thailand.

My 5th and last job with UOP was in Pattaya, Thailand. I stayed there 3 Months.

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