Apr. 25, 1968 San Diego San Diego County California, USA
Born in Cuero Texas and raised in Seguin Texas, Aileen was the third child and eldest daughter of HG. and Annie Marie Dooley Wood. Her siblings were: Thomas Vincent Wood (1892 - 1985) Horace Urban Wood (1894 - 1918) Howard Justin Wood (1898 - 1987) Lucien Adrian Wood (1901 - 1989) Agnes Louise Wood Purcell (1902 - 1991).
The family moved to Coronado California in 1812, when Aileen was 16 years old, then San Diego in 1914 at age 18. With a large family in a small house, Aileen was anxious to move on and make her own life.
In October 1918, at the age of 22, she married Charles Kneeland Jackson Jr, 39 years of age and a divorcee. He was a journalist/correspondent for the San Diego Union Newspaper. They lived at the posh new U.S. Grant Hotel living the high social life until their first child, America Jackson (namesake of family friend, Mrs. U. S. Grant Jr.) arrrived on 20 JUN 1919. The journalistic lifestyle kept Charlie coming and going much of the time. Aileen and baby America lived alternately in Tent City, Coronado in the summer months, and with her parents off and on. Two more children blessed this union. Bud Jackson and Anne Marie Jackson.
Life was hard as Charlie's job situation deteriorated. The family moved to Long Beach CA, where Charlie took a job in the advertising department of the Long Beach Pike. The marriage also deteriorated and Aileen took the kids back home to live with her parents until she found a home of her own. Charlie then joined the Merchant Marine. He kept contact with his children, but all relations between Aileen and himself were permanently severed.
Charlie died sometime after the census date in 1940 where we find him living in New York. Occupation: bedroom steward on ocean going liners.
event: Census event year: 1940 event place: Assembly District 1, Richmond, New York City, Richmond, New York, United States gender: Male age: 61 marital status: 'Single' race (standardized): White relationship to head of household: Bedroom steward birthplace: Massachusetts estimated birth year: 1879 residence in 1935: San Diego, California
In 1945, Aileen married Paul J. Martin, he as a first marriage, she for a second; designation: 'widow'.
'Mimi' was spirited and fun loving. She had quite a sense of humor. She was a good pianist and could play by ear. Her repatoire was considerable and it was great fun sitting around and singing with her.