The Bookout Family

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  • ID: I1235
  • Name: Thomas Hilmon Bookout
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Jul 10 1917 in Fulton, Itawamba Co., Mississippi
  • Death: Oct 16 2008 in Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., Texas
  • Note:
    1920 MS, Itawamba Co., living with parents; listed as Helmo n, son, age 2, born MS, both parents born MS.

    1930 T X, Cameron, living with parents; listed as Hillman T., son, age 12, single, born MS, both parents born MS.

    1940 FL, Escambia Co., El ect Prec 1,
    Bookout, Hilmon T...22...S...MS...Aviation Cadet, US NAVY
    (In 1935 he lived in Rural Cameron Texas)
    (Read by Cindy Dickinson, 2014)

    Bride: Nell J Farley
    Event: Marriage
    Event Date: 26 J an 1975
    Event Place: San Diego, California
    Gender: Female
    Age: 57
    Es timated Birth Year: 1918
    Spouse: Thomas H Bookout
    Spouse`s Age: 57
    Spou se`s Estimated Birth Year: 1918
    ~California Marriage Index 1960-1985

    Texas Divorce:1972
    Name:Thomas H Bookout
    Estimated birt h year:abt 1917
    Spouse`s name:Nell J [Bookout]
    Spouse`s Estima ted Birth Year:abt 1917
    Spouse`s Age:55
    Divorce Date:2 Aug 1972
    Marri age Date:7 Jun 1941
    Number of Children:0
    County:San Patricio

    Name: Thomas H Bookout
    Gender: Male
    Marriage Date: 16 J an 1999
    Estimated birth year: abt 1917
    Age: 82
    Spouse: Alicia A El liott
    Spouse Gender: Female
    Spouse Est Birth Year: abt 1936
    Spouse Age: 63
    Marriage County: Nueces
    Marriage State: Texas
    Source: Te xas Marriage Index, 1966-2002

    Valley Morning Star
    Harling en, TX
    19 October 2008
    Thomas Hilmon "Bill" Bookout
    Corpus Christi (TX ) - Born in Greenwood Springs, Mississippi on July 10, 1917, Thomas Hilmon "Bil l" Bookout died in Corpus Christi, Texas, on October 16, 2008. He is survived b y his wife Alicia, his son Thomas Eugene, daughter-in-law Evelyn, and granddaug hters Jennifer (Dave Peckham) of San Rafael, California, and Farley (Mark Pedin i) of Austin, Texas as well as great granddaughter Neko of Austin. His wife of 47 years, Nell Farley of Port Aransas, Texas, had passed away in 1997. His life -long pals, his older brother Herman and his younger sister Grace, had also pas sed away. After buying his first airplane in 1936, he went on to become a caree r Naval Aviator. In 1942 he instructed students at the Naval Air Station, Corpu s Christi in primary aircraft and in PBY Catalinas. During much of World War Tw o he flew patrol bombers in search of German submarines off the coasts of Icela nd and North Africa. Following the war he trained "Weekend Warriors" at Naval A ir Stations in Dallas, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, New Orleans, and Chicago. He reached the rank of Captain and was the Commanding Officer of the Naval Air Station in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, shortly before he retired to Ingleside i n 1963. After retiring, he worked with the Billy Pugh Company of Corpus Christi in marketing a rescue net to various foreign militaries and to the National Ae ronautical and Space Administration. NASA used the nets to retrieve astronauts f rom the ocean following their return from the moon. They also invented and marke ted a rescue device for downed pilots in Vietnam called the Jungle Penetrator. I n the 1970s he owned two ocean going shrimp boats. After flying, fishing and dov e hunting were two of his passions. He flew a private plane until the age of 80. He was a very supportive and loving father, grandfather, and husband and will b e greatly missed. A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 20, 2008, 11 AM, at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Rosa, TX. In lieu of flowe rs, please make a donation in his honor the charity of your choice. Arrangement s are under the direction of Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home.

    Dept of Veterans Affairs Death File, 1850-2010
    Name: Thomas Booko ut
    Gender: Male
    Birth Date: 10 Jul 1917
    Death Date: 16 Oct 2008
    Bran ch 1: NAVY
    Enlistment Date 1: 12 Jan 1940
    Release Date 1: 20 Oct 1945
    B ranch 2: NAVY
    Enlistment Date 2: 4 Mar 1949
    Release Date 2: 1 Aug 1963

    Thomas Hilmon Bookout
    Born 10 Jul 1917
    Died 16Oct 2008
    Last residence Corpus Christi, Nueces, TX
    Issued TX

    Father: Othar Eugene Bookout b: Sep 15 1886 in Fulton Co., Mississippi
    Mother: Virginia Rigger b: Nov 07 1888 in Mississippi

    Marriage 1 Nell Josephine Farley b: Jan 27 1917
    • Married: Jan 26 1975 in San Diego Co., California

    Marriage 2 Living Unknown
      1. Has No Children Living Bookout
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