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Aileen Marie "Mimi" Wood Martin
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Birth: Oct. 16, 1895
Cuero
DeWitt County
Texas, USA
Death: 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 23, 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 new posh 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 20JUN1919. 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 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: a room 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 (standardized): 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; designated as '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.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Horace Greeley Wood (1863 - 1933)
  Annie Marie Dooley Wood (1860 - 1954)
 
 Spouse:
  Paul John Martin (1903 - 1983)
 
 Children:
  America Aileen Jackson Molitor (1919 - 1953)*
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas Vincent Wood (1892 - 1985)*
  Horace Urban Wood (1894 - 1918)*
  Aileen Marie Wood Martin (1895 - 1968)
  Howard Justin Wood (1898 - 1987)*
  Lucien Adrian Wood (1901 - 1989)*
  Agnes Louise Wood Purcell (1902 - 1991)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Aileen W. Martin 1895-1968
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: Sec. St Elizabeth, plot 422
 
Created by: anne
Record added: Sep 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59174481
Aileen Marie Mimi <i>Wood</i> Martin
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Flickering still, the flame in your playful heart.
- anne
 Added: Jun. 27, 2011
 
 
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