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George Prescott Overton, I
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Birth: Mar. 15, 1901
Newark
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Mar. 13, 1958
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

George Prescott Overton I (1901-1958) was a chief radio technician in the United States Coast Guard. He was a serial polygamist who would marry women wherever he was stationed. (b. March 15, 1901; Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA - d. March 13, 1958, 2:05 pm; Central Emergency Hospital, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA) Social Security Number 547125052 and Military Service Number 108-053.

Birth:
George is the son of George Stephen Overton (1870-bef1930) and Sarah Boardman (1877-aft1930).

Siblings:
He had the following siblings: Norman Overton (1903-1953); and Marion G. Overton (1909-?).

Coast Guard:
George enlisted in the Coast Guard on January 15, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and served for 18 years.

First marriage:
He married Dorothy Ina Stead (1911-1989) on June 2, 1929 in Washington, District of Columbia.

Spokane and Los Angeles:
By 1935 he was living in Spokane, Washington. He appears in the 1940 United States census living on his own in Los Angeles and he listed himself as a widower, even though his wife was still alive.

Other marriage:
He married Gennie Lee Patterson (1910) on August 10, 1940 in Los Angeles, California. There is no evidence that he was divorced from his previous wife and this would constitute bigamy.

Coast Guard discharge:
He was given an honorable discharge from the Coast Guard on December 18, 1945 and was processed out on December 27, 1945 in Wilmington, California.

Bechtel Corporation:
He then went to work for Bechtel as an electrical draftsman.

Death:
George died in 1958 while living at Apartment 21, 542 Mason Street, in San Francisco and the cause of death is listed as: "multiple ruptured atheromatous plaques [of the] left coronary arteries due to severe arteriosclerosis". He was listed as divorced on his death certificate.

Burial:
He was buried on March 26, 1958 in Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, San Mateo County, California in plot T1146.

Memories about George Overton:
According to Judith Abigail Clark (1959- ): "He enlisted in the Coast Guard in Philadelphia in, I believe, 1929 or 1930, before leaving for radio training school in Wyoming. I think he must have been married when he left for Wyoming, with grandmother, but I have no proof. He was obviously a serial monogamist at best, and at worst, he was a polygamist. I have documentation regarding a marriage in Colorado he committed himself to while 'married' to Dorothy. Her name was Norma Sloane. Then there was a woman named Jennie Wright, a woman named Myrtle Able and another one in California whose name escapes me at present. I have copies of letters between [Ida Stead] and Myrtle."

Relationship:
George Prescott Overton I (1901-1958) was the grandfather of Anita Malootian (1961- ) aka Christine Six.

Source:
Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on August 17, 2003. Updated on July 13, 2013 with information from the 1940 census and from his marriage to Gennie Lee Patterson (1910) on August 10, 1940.
 
 
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 Parents:
  George Stephen Overton (1870 - ____)
  Sarah Boardman Overton (1877 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Dorothy Ina Stead Overton Jensen (1911 - 1989)*
 
 Children:
  George Prescott Overton (1930 - 1982)*
  Jean Marie Overton Janes (1933 - 2006)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: T1146
 
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: Aug 17, 2003
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George Prescott Overton, I
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George Prescott Overton, I
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