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Male, born 1916-10-11, died 1994-01-13

Associated with the firms network

Cawdrey and Vemo, Incorporated, General Contractors; Gjarde, Peter, Building Contractor; Valle, Henrik, Company, Building Contractor


Professional History

Résumé

Employee, Gjarde Construction Company, Seattle, WA, 10/1940. In 1940, the Gjarde Construction Company had its office at 407 3rd Avenue West in Seattle, WA. (See Ancestry.com, National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Registration Cards for Washington, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 30, accessed 10/01/2021.)

Vice-President, Henrik Valle Company, Building Contractors, Seattle, WA, 1948. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1948, p. 231.)

Partner / President, Cawdrey and [Bjarne] Vemo, Incorporated, General Contractor, Seattle, WA, c. 1954-1960. In 1954-1959, Cawdrey and Vemo had an office at 3601 Fremont Avenue in Seattle. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1959, p. 267.)

Personal

Relocation

In 1939, Cawdrey and his wife Bessie lived at 2134 North 63rd Street in Seattle. WA, between 1939 and 10/1940. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1939, p. 259 and Ancestry.com, National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Registration Cards for Washington, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 30, accessed 10/01/2021.)

The Cawdreys made their home at 4115 Surber Drive in Seattle between 1948 and 1960, at least. (See See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1948, p. 231 and Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1960, p. 279.)

Parents

His mother was Tressa A. Bond, his father Austin W. Cawdrey.

Spouse

He married Elizabeth Clara Worthington (born 01/08/1917 in Olympia, WA-d. 07/22/2003 in Snohomish County, WA) on 09/24/1937 in Yakima County, WA. (See Yakima County Auditor, Marriage Records, 1896-2008 - Bessie Worthington - James W. Cawdrey, Yakima County Auditor, Marriage Records, 1896-2008, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, accessed 10/01/2021.)

She was known as "Bessie" or "Betty" and her middle name was written as both "Clara" or "Claire." On James Cawdrey's WW II draft registration form, she was listed as his next of kin as "Bessie Claire Cawdrey." (See National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Registration Cards for Washington, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 30, accessed 10/01/2021.)

They divorced on 11/05/1990 after 53 years of marriage. (See Department of Health, Divorce Index, 1969-2017 - Cawdrey - James - Elizabeth, Department of Health, Divorce Index, 1969-2017, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, accessed 10/01/2021.)

Children

He had a son, James L. Cawdrey.

Biographical Notes

According to his World War Ii draft card, Cawdrey was Caucasian, with a light complexion, who stood 5-feet, 10-and-1/2-inches tall and weighed 160 pounds. He had blue eyes and red hair. Under physical characteristics, it noted that he had an "abdominal scar," from an appendectomy or other surgical procedure. (See Ancestry.com, National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Registration Cards for Washington, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 30, accessed 10/01/2021.)



Associated Locations

PCAD id: 3193