Wilton Purcell Penland - Born Oregon 1910 - Help??
Looking for information on Wilton Purcell Penland born in Estacada, Oregon on August 8, 1910.He lived in Portland, Oregon until he was in his teens before moving to California.He died in June, 1996 in Oroville, Californis, but raised me in the Feather River Canyon in Northern California.He was a Cement Mason and Carpenter by trade and a Gold Miner by love.He wrote and published he boi type book called "Deep Canyon Heavy Gold" after turning 79 years old.He was married twice.His first wife was Ray Trustee and he had two sons with her.They were Allen L. Penland and Michael O. Penland, my two half brothers.He married my mother Fairabelle May Anderson and they had three children, Constance F., myself (Richard W. Penland) and my little sister, Tia E.
His parents were:
Wilton Vivian Penland (father)
Faye H. Penland (mother) the H. is for Hashburger, her maiden name.
He also had a half brother:
Everett Penland (his fathers son)
He was the Grandson of Theodore A. Penland, The Last Commander-in-Chief of the G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) Union Army.