|WWI Draft - see the signature of Frank|
|1930 census in Los Angeles. For date of marriage, subtract age at marriage from age, making their marriage about 1922.|
|WWII Draft Card - He worked at Keswick Dam|
"Frank T. Gleeson. Requiem mass for Frank T. Gleeson, 64, dam construction engineer, who made his home in Los Angeles for 24 years, will be celebrated at 9 a.m. today in the Church of Immaculate Conception. Rosary was recited at the Edwards Brothers Colonial Mortuary yesterday. Gleeson died Sunday at his home, 829 S. Lake St. He was a superintendent during construction of Hoover Dam and more recently worked on the California Central Valley project. He leaves two sisters, Miss Helen Gleeson and Mrs. W. E. Gilbert, both of Los Angeles."
|Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, California|
I still have questions. I've ordered his death certificate from the Los Angeles County. Will it mention his wife? What happened to Elsie Gleeson after the 1940 census? I found her death 4 Feb 1966 in Bend, Oregon. Were they divorced or separated?
I still haven't answered the question of whether he worked on the Hoover Dam as the obituary suggested. He did seem to work on the Central Valley Project as the 1940 census and the WWII Draft registration suggested. But I still have nothing about his time between 1930 and 1940 other than his address in Los Angeles in 1935 (from the 1940 census). I hope I can find records of personnel who worked on the dam.
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