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KENNETH LEONARD CLUCKEY

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1923

Dec. 7, 1923, Seattle, Wa - Date of Birth Fourth, and last, child of Albert Joseph and Blanche Lydia (Irish) Cluckey

1929
Dec 7, 1929 - 6th Birthday

Dec 31, 1929 -

    Death of Sarah Jane Pelton Irish (Maternal Grandmother)

Fall 1930 - Spring 1937

Age - 13

Age 6 - 14

Attended Several Grade Schools (1st - 8th) including Columbia, John Muir, and Whitworth.

Fall 1938 - Spring 1939
Age 14-15

Attended Franklin High School - Grades 9 & 10

Quit High School and, due to law stating all children living within Seattle City Limits were required to attend school, went to live in Glendale (8th South), located just outside the city limits, with "Grandpa Irish"

Dec 7, 1939 - 16th Birthday

1940 - 1941
After leaving school, worked several misc. jobs including selling newspapers on a downtown Seattle corner.

Ultimately worked as a jitney driver/stevedore for Black Ball Freight Co. His job included living aboard the boat while it traveled between Olympia and the San Juan Islands picking up and delivering cargo.

Dec. 7, 1941 - 18th Birthday

December 31, 1941 -

    Married Irene Agnes Rode (b.Jan 30, 1923 Lind, WA d. Sep 1, 1993 Auburn, WA)

1942
Needing a more stable "at home" job, went to work for Foster & Kliesier Co. camouflaging the roofs of Boeing Aircraft Co. They built "artificial towns" complete with roads, trees, house, etc. on the roofs so, from the air, they would appear to be a part of the surrounding communities.

Dec 7, 1942 - 19th Birthday

1943 - 1946
Age 19 -

August 28, 1943 -

    Drafted into the US Army - Serial # 39213751 basic Training - Camp Callan, Ca. After Basic, returned to Seattle to board ship headed for the South Pacific.

    Served with the 487th AAA AW Bn. in Lae, New Guinea, Noonfour Island (65 mi west of Biak, NG), and the Philipines.

    Returned home and discharged, Corporal, Mar 2, 1946. Remained in the Reserves.

Started working for Prestolite, a Division of National Carbide - manufacturing various gasses.

Left Prestolite after a very few months and went to work for Zappfe Silver Plate Co. ($1.05 per hr) as an apprentice in hopes of better career opportunity.

Nov 26, 1946 Seattle, WA -

    Birth of First Child - Linda Jeanne Cluckey

Dec 7, 1946 - 23rd Birthday

1947
Dec 7, 1947 - 24th Birthday

Left Zappfe and went to work for Olympic Stain & Shingle Mill - 1118 Leary Way, Seattle.

1948

Jan 05, 1948 Seattle, WA -

    Birth of Second Child - Gregory Kenneth Cluckey

May 29, 1948 -

    Death of Edwin Levi Irish - "Grandpa Irish" (Maternal Grandfather)

Dec 7, 1948 - 25th Birthday

1949 - 1952

"My Pooch - I brought him up here in a boxcar. His name is Fritz"
Age 25

March 2, 1949 -

    Due to Reserve status, recalled by the US Army to serve as Cpl. with the 372nd CML Decon Bn during the Korean Conflict.

Oct 15, 1952 -

    Discharged

Resumed working for Olympic Stain

Dec 7, 1952 - 29th Birthday

1953-30

1954

Fall, 1954 -
    Purchased home at 10471 - 62nd South, Seattle

Dec 7, - 31st Birthday

1955
Even though President of the Local, Ballard Chapter, Shingle Weavers Union, the decline in work forced seeking employment elsewhere.

After a very short time working as an electrician for Boeing, started working for a Dry Cleaning Company as a driver/pick-up/delivery man.

Dec 7, - 32nd Birthday

1956

Dec 7, - 33rd Birthday

1957
Became partners with another driver (Jim) in forming the J & K Construction Company. Self-employed.

Dec 7, - 34th Birthday

1958
November 1958 -
    Became the proud owner of Ken's Signal Service Station, 16850 Pacific Hwy So., Seattle.

Dec 7, 1958 - 35th Birthday

1959-36

1960
Aug 03, 1960 Seattle, WA -
    Birth of Third Child - Kimberly Anne Cluckey

October, 1960 - Sold Service Station and started working as a bartender at Sea-Tac Tavern (Owner - Earl Steeves) - 17036 Pacific Hwy South, Seattle.

Dec 7, 1960 - 37th Birthday

1961-38
1962-39
1963-40

1964
August, 1964 -
    Left Sea-Tac Tavern to become a bartender for Town & Country Tavern (owner - Clarence Binkley)- 12633 Empire Way South, Seattle - better wages and closer to home.

Dec 7, 1964 - 41st Birthday

1965-42
October 1965 -
    Left Town & Country Tavern due to business slow-down.

Worked a very short time digging hole for a sewage Pumping station.

Became a warehouseman at the Naval Supply Depot, Pier 91, Seattle.

Dec 7, 1965 - 42nd Birthday

1966-43

Separated from Irene - moved into apartment on Queen Anne.
1967

Jan 27 1967 Seattle, WA -

    Son, Gregory Kenneth married Linda Diane Weatherly

Dec 7, 1967 - 44th Birthday

1968-45

1969
May 5, 1969, Nuremburg, Germany -
    Birth of 1st Grandchild Tanya Marie Cluckey - 1st child of Greg & Linda Diane Cluckey

Dec 7, 1969 - 46th Birthday

1970-47

1971-48
1972-49

1973

July 20, 1973 Seattle,Wa -

    Married Gloria Faye Bowen Cochran,(b. May 9, 1938 Tracy City, Tn)

Aug, 16 1973, FtLewis, WA - Birth of 2nd Grandchild

    Kenneth Gregory Cluckey - 2nd Child of Greg & Linda Diane Cluckey

Dec 7, 1973 - 50th Birthday

1974

U.S. Customs Inspector

July 7,1974 Seattle, WA -

    Birth of Fourth Child - Mildred LeAnne Cluckey

Dec 7, 1974 - 51st Birthday

1975-52
1976-53
1977-54

1978-55
Aug 11, 1978, Auburn, WA - daughter, Kimberly Anne married to Charles Paul Halter (b. 16 Aug 1958, Fairbanks, Alaska)

Dec 7, 1978 - 55th Birthday

1979
July 31, 1979 - Death of Blanche Lydia Irish Cluckey - Mother

Dec 7, 1979 - 56th Birthday

1980-57
Jul 24 1980, Honolulu, HI - daughter Linda Jeanne married Clarence Henry Tombarge (b. 11 Jan 1933)

Dec 7, 1980 - 57th Birthday

1981

May 5th, 1981 Seattle, WA -
    Son, Gregory Kennety, married Preeda Mitchel (b. 8 Aug 1945 Puket, Thailand)

Dec 7, 1981 - 58th Birthday

1982
Jun 30, 1982 Auburn, WA - Birth of 3rd Grandchild
    Jeremy Paul Halter - 1st child of Kim & Chuck Halter

Dec 7, 1982 - 59th Birthday

1983-60

Retired From U.S. Customs

1984

Jul 27, 1984, Renton Wa. - Birth of 4th Grandchild
    Joshua Charles Halter - 2nd child of Kim & Chuck Halter
NW Center for the Handicapped - Fircrest - advocate for mentally retarded residents
Freemont Assoc. - Soup Kitchen/Food Bank Dec 7, 1984 - 61st Birthday

1985-62
1986-63
1987-64
1988-65

March 7, 1988 - Stepson, Melvin LeRoy Cochran (Mel)murdered by alcoholic girlfriend, Sharon K. Hanson


1989-66
1990-67

1991
Sep 15, 1991, Renton, Wa - Birth of 5th Grandchild
    Jason Douglas Halter - 3rd child of Kim & Chuck Halter

Aug 11, 1991,Tacoma, WA - Granddaughter Tanya married Dennis Bradly Joslin (b.27 Aug 1966, CA)

Dec 7, 1991 - 68th Birthday

1992
Jan 7, 1992 - Birth of 1st G-grandchild
    Amanda Jean Joslin - 1st Child of Tanya & Dennis Joslin

Abt 1992,Algona, WA - Grandson Kenneth married Barbie

Dec 7, 1992 - 69th Birthday

1993-70
Sep 1, 1993 Auburn, WA - Death of Irene Cluckey, 1st Wife

Dec 7, 1993 - 70th Birthday

1994-71

North End Emergency Assoc. (Ballard Food Bank)

1995-72
1996-73
1997-74

1998
October, 1998 - Death of Violet Cluckey Bridges - Sister

Dec 7, 1998 - 75th Birthday

1999-76

Family Photo Album
Irish Family Tree

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What is essential is invisible to the eye.
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,
The Little Prince

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