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Notes for JAMES WASHINGTON WYLIE:
By Vivian Wylie, Sister.
James Washington Wylie was born at Chester, Tyler County, Texas.
His father was "Depot Agent" at Chester at the time of his birth.The family lived at Chester until about 1927 when the family moved to Clyde, Texas.In 1931, the family moved back to Chester.
James graduated from Chester High School, May 24, 1934.He worked for W. T. Carter Lumber Company at Camden after graduation.He took a radio corrspondence course and graduated from it.A short time later he went to work in Woodville, Texas for the Power and Light Company.He was working there when he was drafted in to the Army.
When drafted into the Army, he was placed in the signal corp, sent to Camp Crowder, Mo., where he studied to be a radio instructor.Upon completing this course, lhe was sent to Camp Murphy, Fla. as an instructor.Later he was sent to the Hawaiian Islands, then on to Okinawa.He arrieve in Okinawa at the close of World War II.He returned home in the spring of 1946.
James Washington Wylie married Frances Wade, June 22, 1947.They returned to Chester and lived there until 1952 when they moved to Woodville and he begin work for the Western Auto Store.He was their radio and TV repairman.James Washington Wylie was electrocuted when putting up a TV antenna at a houe at the Woodville Lumber Company.He was buried at the Mt. Zion Cemetery, new Chester.
After the death of James, Mildred Frances Wade Wylie and Rita Jayne returned to Somerville, N.J. to live.At the present time, they are still living there.They have returned to Texas twice since James' death.The first time at Easter 1967 and then in 1973.
Rita Jayne Wylie was born in Tyler County Memorial Hospital, Woodville, Texas.Attending Physican was Dr. Watt Barclay.
Services for James Washington Wylie were held at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church at Chester, Tyler County, Texas.
WOODVILLE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1954.
James W. Wylie Rites Held at Mount Zion
Funeral services for James W. Wylie, 39, who was electrocuted Saturday morning while installing a television set, were held at 3 PM. Monday at the Mount Zion Church near Chester.Rev. W. A. Cockrell, Baptist minister of Chester, officiated.Edward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.Burial was in the Mount Zion cemetery.
Pallbearers were Charlie, Luther, Elton and Clifton Thompson, all of Chester, Claude hicks of Woodville and Akron Barnes of Chester.
Mr. Wylie was born and reared in Chester and graduated from Chester High School.He was a member of the army signal corps during World War II and served one year overseas in the Pacific theater.For the last three years he had been in charge of the radio and television work at the Western Auto Associates store here.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Frances Wylie; one daughter, Rita Jayne, both of Woodville; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. William Wylie of Chester; brother Calvin C. Wylie of Cave City, KY; three sisters, Mrs. Dan Beason of Houston, Mrs. W. P. Wigley of Doucette, and Mrs Edward Toney of Orange.
More About JAMES WASHINGTON WYLIE:
Burial: November 29, 1954, Mt. Zion Cemetery, Chester, Tyler Co., Texas
Residence: Tyler Co., Texas
Occupation: Radio, TV repairman
Military: United States Army
More About MILDRED FRANCES WADE:
Burial: Bridgewater, New Jersey
Residence: Tyler Co., Texas, New Jersey