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Earl E. Wolverton, Jr.

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Title

Earl E. Wolverton, Jr.

Subject

Wolverton, Earl Ester, Jr. (1925-2007)
Soldiers - United States - Virginia - Shenandoah County

Description

Portrait of Earl Ester Wolverton, Jr. as a young man wearing his U.S. Army uniform. Earl enlisted in the U.S. Army as a private in June 1945, near the end of WWII.

Earl was a lifelong Edinburg area resident, the son of Earl E. (1891-1952) and Lena Virginia (Grandstaff) (1896-1960) Wolverton. He had an older sister, Jean L. Wolverton.

His father was a carpenter and Earl Jr. worked with him growing up and after his military service. When he married Betty Lou Irwin, in 1948, his occupation was “carpenter’s helper”.

Betty Lou (Irwin) Wolverton was the daughter of Brooks Adolph Irwin, Sr. (1895-1967) and Elizabeth Maude (Kirby) (1908-1987) Irwin. She was just 16 years old when she married.

The 1950 census found the couple with a 1-year old son, Charles Daniel. The young family was living with his parents and sister in rural Edinburg. His occupation in this record was “farmer”.

Earl and his wife had at least two additional children in the years they were together: Sandra Kay and Pamela Sue Wolverton.

Creator

Morrison Studio

Source

Morrison Studio Collection - Shenandoah County Historical Society

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

ca 1944-1945

Contributor

Identified by Lorraine Boyer Zirkle, who was a classmate of the subject.
Additional biographical information was compiled from public records.
The name, "Earl Wolverton" is also written on the glass plate of this image.

Rights

IN COPYRIGHT - NON-COMMERCIAL USE PERMITTED

Identifier

004024

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Glass Negative

Citation

Morrison Studio, “Earl E. Wolverton, Jr.,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed May 28, 2024, https://archives.countylib.org/items/show/32041.

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