Update: Happily, this site has lead to the reunion of families!!
2 Lt. Jesse Carl BOAK, b. 15 Dec 1917 Independance, KS. d. 24 Jan 1945 as a POW on Japanese Hell Ship Brazil Maru. Served in the Army in Philippines, escaped the Bataan Death March April 1942. He was re-capatured as POW and went to Cabanatuan Japanese Prison Camp. He was loaded onto Hell Ships, and died on the Brazil Maru.
Jess C. BOAK, s/o Bert Elmer BOAK, b. 1893 MO d. 4 Sep 1952, Trinadad CO and Nettie Irene ELLIS b. 1897 MO d. 1969 WABert and Nettie divorced and Nettie I. ELLIS remearried Bruce JENKINS.
Bert and Nettie BOAK had the following children:
Harold, died as an infant Jesse C. BOAK, b. 15 Dec 1917 KS d. 24 Jan 1945 Norma E. BOAK, b. 1921 MO Nina B. BOAK, b. 1923 MO d. WA Donald James "Jim" BOAK, b. 1926 MO Mildred E. BOAK, b. 1928 MO