Vilas Clinton Pierce was born to Frank C. Pierce and Sarah E. Sailor, 3 Mar 1894. He and his 7 other siblings were all born in Deep Creek, Spokane, Washington. His father was born in New York State and his mother in Kansas. His siblings were, in birth order: Clayton M., Nellie A., Alzetta L. (Allice), Myrtle M., Kittie S., Hazel M., Edith C. Vilas's father was deceased by 1917, as his WWI registration states that he was the support for his mother and the farm.
Vilas married three times, but had only two children, Warren F. and Norma V. with his first wife, Hazel May Evans, a divorced woman. They married 19 Jan 1921 in Spokane County, Washington. Her prior marriage was to a Brown. Vilas and Hazel were living on Rockwell Ave. in Spokane and he was employed by Hillyard Dairy as a driver. They divorced before 1927.
Vila married his second wife, Pauline Louise Buchholz, on 3 Mar 1927. Pauline died two days later. She was from Colville.
Sometime after 1927, Vilas remarried for the third time to a Wilma R. Eckley, who brought a young daughter, Evelyn V. Eckley, with her. By 1940, they were all living on Longfellow in Spokane and his occupation had changed to a furnace cleaner. By 1942, when he registered for the WWII draft, he was a self employed furnace fellow and lived on North Monroe. Wife Wilma was still listed in the phone directory as late as 1943 with Vilas.
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