Hello, my Father's name is William Braden. His Mother's name was Joyce Irene Boak Braden. Joyce Irene was one of the Boak twins.. Her twin was Lois Lurene. One of their Brothers was Bert. Bert was Jesse's Father. My Father is now 80 years old and has fond memories of the childhood days he spent in Koshkonong, Missouri. He also spent a few nights at the home of Edith "LaRae" Boak in San Francisco back in 1943.
He and 3 of my sisters recently visited the Koshkonong area, cemetery and memorial with Jess's name.
My Father has a photograph of the parents of Mary Elizabeth Bussell Boak, which would be Jesse's Great Grandparents. He also has a photograph of the Great Grandparents on the Boak side. Along with these photographs he has some family tree information with a little description of each provided by his mother, Joyce Irene. If you would like copies of these we can scan them and send them to you.
My Father, Bill, was also stationed with the U S Navy in Hawaii back in 1947, 48 & 49. He has a picture that was taken of him on Ford Island close to the control tower, which we believe is very close to the area your family photograph was taken.
He was glad to come across your request asking for more information about Jesse and would enjoy sharing his memories with you. My email address is: email@example.com. If you would like more information please send me an email. My Father would be more than happy to speak with you and answer any questions you might have that he may know the answers to.
Thank you, Beth Dixon
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