|Birth: ||Aug. 9, 1940|
New Hampshire, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 28, 2004|
El Paso County
His life is a mystery to most who knew him. What is known has been pieced together from conversations with family and friends over several decades, pictures, and his 2nd wife.
He married Patricia Louise Small in 1958 Milford, NH, and to them were born Thomas, Dale (died at birth), Kirk, and Kenneth III. In 1991, he married Diana in El Paso, TX.
Tommy, as he was known to his family and NH friends, grew up in a broken home, his father (Kenneth P. Bartlett, Sr.) having joined the Army, did not return to his family at the close of World War II nor during his post-war military service. At various times in their young lives, he and his sister were sent to live with various family members with periodic reunions. Tommy was sent into foster care and his sister recalls not knowing she had a brother until age 6 or 7. He married Patricia Small when still underage, special permission was necessary to allow them to marry. In the late 1960's, he worked as a grocery clerk until about 1970 when he left his family. A divorce was granted in 1971, his whereabouts unknown.
Throughout the 70's and 80's, his sister and his first wife, Patricia Small, made attempts to locate him. Ken's immediate family speculates that his mother Mariette knew of his whereabouts. In Tommy's possessions are pictures of his three children taken in the late 70s and early 80's and a son's High School graduation announcement, which it is thought came through his mother.
Upon his death, his Tx widow spent a number of years searching out his NH family, whence she informed us of his illness and his passing. She relates that Ken (as he was known in TX) worked for many years in the oil industry and was seriously injured in an industrial accident. He spoke little of his life in NH and had asked her not to contact his children until after his death.
Kenneth P Bartlett (1921 - 2007)
Patricia Louise Small Ball (1940 - 2006)*
Dale Alan Bartlett (1961 - 1961)*
Kirk Duncan Bartlett (1962 - 1995)*
Kenneth P Bartlett (1964 - 2012)*
Note: Husband of Diana S Bartlett.
Fort Bliss National Cemetery
El Paso County
Plot: Section KK, Site 153
Maintained by: Ken - TN
Originally Created by: Desert Wind
Record added: Oct 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59874305