|Birth: ||Jul. 2, 1923|
|Death: ||Apr. 24, 1979|
Los Angeles County
Margaurite was the daughter of Harold and Margaurite Cuttings Brooks. Her family was from the state of Oregon where they owned lumber mills and salmon farms. Her parents moved to the Redondo Beach, CA area before 1920. Her father Harold, was a professional fisherman out of San Pedro Harbor, near Los Angeles. One family story tells about a time when after a day out on the ocean, his boat was so full of fish, that it actually sank. He and his crew were in the water an entire day, before they were rescued by the Coast Guard.
Margaurite grew up in Southern California and during the World War II era of the early 1940s, was employed by a local aircraft company as a "Rosie the Riveter" worker, helping to built aircraft needed for the war effort.
She also served with the Women's Ambulance and Defense Corp in Southern California. This organization was founded in Los Angeles,CA and during it's tenure, had 50,000+ members throughout the United States. Margaurite was trained in military skills, ambulance services,infantry drills as well as standard and advanced first aid. She also had training in heavy vehicle driving, rescue and litter drills, nutrition and home nursing. The group served as ambulance drivers and chauffeurs and visited Veteran's hospital wards. The WADCs women wore military style uniforms, and was a training ground for female officers. After their training in the WADC, these officers would go into the Women's Auxillary Army Corps - the WAACs.
After the war ended, she had two sons and was married to James Allen. She continued to live in Redondo Beach, until her death in 1979.
James Allen (1919 - 1995)
James Lee Allen (1944 - 1997)*
Charles Lattin Allen (1948 - 2003)*
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Created by: Chris Forest
Record added: May 31, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53092861