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Lynn Charles PELTCHER, Sr.

Male 1909 - 1990  (80 years)


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  • Name Lynn Charles PELTCHER 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 20 Dec 1909  San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Jun 1990  San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • California Birth Index:
      Name: Lynn C Peltcher
      Birth Date: 20 Dec 1909
      Gender: Male
      Mother's Maiden Name: Turner
      Birth County: San Diego

      1940 U.S. Federal Census, San Diego, San Diego, California: 4772 Delmonte
      Peltcher, Lynn C, head, 30, married, born in California, lived in same place 5 years earlier, maintenance, city school employee;
      Bonnie Jean, wife, 25, born in Colorado, lived in same place 5 years earlier;
      Lynn C. Jr., son, 5/12, single, born in California.

      California Marriage Index:
      Name: Lynn C. Peltcher
      Gender: Male
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1911
      Age:43
      Marriage Date: 15 Jan 1954
      Marriage Place: San Diego, California, USA
      Spouse: Ava L. Schoonover
      Spouse Age: 41

      California Death Index
      Name: Lynn C Peltcher
      SSN: 547460307
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 20 Dec 1909
      Birth Place: California
      Death Date: 8 Jun 1990
      Death Place: San Diego
      Mother's Maiden Name: Turner

      Newspaper Article: San Diego Union (San Diego, California) Thursday, February 1, 1968:
      "New Happy Family: Korean Orphan Finds Her Home
      A San Diego couple, whose own two sons are grown men, have adopted a nine-year-old Korean orphan.
      Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Peltcher, 4288 48th St., who met little Young Sil through the mail more than a year ago, last wek met her in person at Los Angeles International Airport and brought her home.
      Peltcher, 58, and his wife, Ava, 55, said their house was empty without children so they decided to adopt a Korean orphan.
      Surprised At First
      "At first we were surprised that we could adopt at our age, but then we were very glad," Peltcher said.
      "An American teacher, working for the U.S. government in Korea, first put us in touch with Sil. We exchanged letters and pictures, and then tapes.
      Peltcher said that the girl recognized them as soon as she got off the jet at the airport.
      "She ran up to me and hugged me. She called me 'Daddy,'" he said.
      Sil decided that she wanted to be called Susan and now her official name is Susan Young Sil Peltcher.
      Her father said she is adjusting very well to American life.
      She loves hot dogs and strawberry ice cream and she is very proud of being a 'Peltcher family girl.' Families are very important in Korea and she's never had one before.
      In First Grade
      "When we brought her home the first time, we explained to her that this was her home now and she didn't have to worry. Tears welled up in her eyes, but she bravely shook her head and said, 'Not cry,' he said.
      The girl, who learned some English while she was in Korea, is a first grader at the Euclid School. The principal said he wanted to give her a chance to start from the beginning.
      "She is a very bright young girl. After we met her at the airport, we came down to San Diego by bus. She talked to the driver and he gave her some gum," Peltcher said.
      "She wanted to know about everything. We are very glad to have her, and we love her very much." The Peltchers worked with the County Dept. of Social Welfare and the WAIF-International Social Service group to adopt Susan."
    Person ID I19548  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2015 

    Father Charles Henry PELTCHER,   b. 29 May 1887, Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1976, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Jessie D. TURNER,   b. 29 Jul 1889, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1925, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married Abt 1909 
    Family ID F14604  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Bonnie Jean CRAVENS,   b. Abt 1915, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lynn Charles PELTCHER, Jr.
     2. Frank Charles PELTCHER,   b. 21 Nov 1942, San Diego Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 2009, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F14611  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ava L. SCHOONOVER,   b. 27 Oct 1912, Pratt, Pratt, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 2002, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Children 
     1. Susan Young Sil PELTCHER
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F14615  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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