Hi Jennifer, In 1930 Jessie and family were living in Honey Lake, Lassen Co., CA. Charles V. Deforest, head household, b. CA, 47 yrs old, general farmer. Christine, b. NV, 39. Lawrence V., b. CA, 15. Chesley N., b. CA, 13. Jessie L., b. CA, 12. Charles Deforest Jr., b. CA, 10. Gilbert E., b. CA, 9. Betty, b. CA, 7. Helen M., b. CA, 5. Flora M., b. CA, 2 6/12ths. Bonnie M., b. CA 1 3/12ths.
Clinton, Francis and Floyd Deforest were neighbors.
Lassen Draftees Leave for Camp "Ten draftees will leave her mOnday for Sacramento, at which station they will be assigned to different camps . . . Jese Levoy DeForest and George Kenneth Wallace, both of Susanville . . ." Source: Reno Evening Star, July 5, 1941.
A Jesse L. Deforest b. 15 Dec 1917, Lassen Co. Mother's Maiden Name=Hill. Source: California Birth Index 1905-95, www.ancestry.com.
I found a family tree on Ancestry.com which included Jesse's parents and siblings. I asked the author to contact you.
A Jesse L. Deforest b. 15 Dec 1917, CA died 3 Aug 1967, Lassen Co. Mother's Maiden Name=Hill. Source: California Death Index 1940-97, www.ancestry.com.
A Mary J. Deforest b. 27 Nov 1922, Tennessee died 3 Aug 1967, Lassen Co. Mother's Maiden Name=Perry. Source: California Death Index 1940-97, www.ancestry.com.
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