Our American Family - Person Sheet
Our American Family - Person Sheet
NameGertrude Ann WHEELOCK 599
Birth Date23 May 1921 Age: 99
Birth PlaceBirmingham, Jefferson, Alabama
Birth Date25 May 1918
Birth PlaceDyersburg, Dyer, Tennessee
Death Date5 Mar 1945 Age: 26
Death PlaceGERMANY
Burial PlaceMemphis, Shelby, Tennessee
FatherJohn Robert HURT (1874-1930)
MotherMary Ethel WOOD (1881-1918)
Family ID5732
Marr Date10 Jul 1942
Marr PlaceBirmingham, Shelby, Alabama
ChildrenA. H. S. (Male) (1944-)
Birth Date17 Sep 1920
Birth PlaceAlbany, Dougherty, Georgia
Burial DateApr 1983
Burial PlaceFort Myer, Arlington, Virginia, Arlington National Cemetery
MemoSection: 13, Grave 5274-A-3
Death Date15 Apr 1983 Age: 62
Death PlaceMartinsburg, Berkeley, West Virginia
Memoor 18 April 1983
OccupationUS Navy Captain WWII, Korea, Vietnam
Family ID5733
Marr Date2 Nov 1946
Marr PlaceBirmingham, Shelby, Alabama
ChildrenH. B. (Male) (1948-)
 G. W. (Male) (1952-)
Notes for Gertrude Ann WHEELOCK
Gertrude (Bamy) was first the wife of an Army Officer, Arch Hurt Seewald, during World War II. They met while they were both in school in Virginia. They married shortly thereafter. After his death in Germany, March 5, 1945, she remained in Birmingham with her parents, but spent a great deal of her time in Memphis, TN, with the Seewald family. She married the second time to Harry B. Arthur, Jr., a career Naval Officer. They had two more sons. Bamy is very artistic and multi-talented. Her favorite skill is that of Flower Arranging. She teaches flower arranging across the country, and is on the Altar Guild at the National Cathedral in Washington, D. C. where she arranges flowers with other guild members.
Notes for Arch Wood Hurt (Spouse 1)
Arch Wood Hurt Seewald, was adopted by his Aunt Sade Wood Stratton. She was his mother's sister. His mother had died when he was two weeks old, and his father felt that he could not take care of the new baby. Prior to this adoption, his name was Arch Wood Hurt. After the death of Andrew Stratton, Sade Wood Stratton married Gilbert Seewald in Memphis, Tennessee, and he adopted Arch as his son. His name was changed to Arch Hurt Seewald.
He married Gertrude Ann Wheelock before he went into training as an Infantry Officer in World War II. They had one son, Arch Hurt Seewald, Jr. He was a participant in the Normandy Invasion in 1944 and was wounded during that time. He was sent to England for six months to recuperate and then returned to the front. Arch, Sr. was killed on 5 March 1944 in Germany. He is listed on the Roll of Honor at the University of Virginia and Culver Military Academy and on the First Infantry Monument in Washington, D. C. His service number was 384998.
Notes for Harry Baker (Spouse 2)
He was a career Naval Officer serving in many locations throughout the world. When he retired from the Navy after attaining the rank of Captain, he was the head of Adult Education for the Arlington County Schools. He adopted Arch after he married Gertrude.
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