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Terry Mason's Family History Site

Major lines: Allen, Beck, Borden, Buck, Burden, Carpenter, Carper, Cobb, Cook, Cornell, Cowan, Daffron, Davis, Downing, Faubion, Fauntleroy, Fenter, Fishback, Foulks, Gray, Harris, Heimbach, Henn, Holland, Holtzclaw, Jackson, Jameson, Johnson, Jones, King, Lewis, Mason, Massengill, McAnnally, Moore, Morgan, Overstreet, Price, Peck, Rice, Richardson, Rogers, Samuel, Smith, Taylor, Thomas, Wade, Warren, Weeks, Webb, Wodell, Yeiser.

 

Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations


Allan Norman Miller

1Department of Health Services, California Birth Index, 1905-1995, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGQD-2WH. Image.

2California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPH4-R979. Image.

3California Certificate, Marriage # 24679, California Department of Public Health, Pasadena. Image.

4California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8XJ-4MP. "Name: Norman Allan Miller
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 25 Aug 1957
Event Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 27
Birth Year (Estimated): 1930
Father's Name: Ted Miller
Mother's Name: Florence Hanson
Spouse's Name: Frances Elone Lindesmith
Spouse's Gender: Female
Spouse's Age: 21
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1936
Spouse's Father's Name: Francis E Lindesmith
Spouse's Mother's Name: Emma D Mason
Note: Marriage Record

Reference ID: 24679
GS Film Number: 1358096
Digital Folder Number: 005698090
Digital Folder Number: 005698090
Image Number: 00621

Citing this Record
"California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8XJ-4MP : 10 December 2017), Norman Allan Miller and Frances Elone Lindesmith, 25 Aug 1957; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,358,096." Image.


Frances Elone Lindesmith

1Department of Health Services, California Birth Index, 1905-1995, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGQ8-PDG. Image.

2California Certificate, Marriage # 24679, California Department of Public Health, Pasadena. Image.

3California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8XJ-4MP. "Name: Norman Allan Miller
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 25 Aug 1957
Event Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 27
Birth Year (Estimated): 1930
Father's Name: Ted Miller
Mother's Name: Florence Hanson
Spouse's Name: Frances Elone Lindesmith
Spouse's Gender: Female
Spouse's Age: 21
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1936
Spouse's Father's Name: Francis E Lindesmith
Spouse's Mother's Name: Emma D Mason
Note: Marriage Record

Reference ID: 24679
GS Film Number: 1358096
Digital Folder Number: 005698090
Digital Folder Number: 005698090
Image Number: 00621

Citing this Record
"California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8XJ-4MP : 10 December 2017), Norman Allan Miller and Frances Elone Lindesmith, 25 Aug 1957; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,358,096." Image.


Warren Wray Hamilton Jr.

1Department of Health Services, California Birth Index, 1905-1995. "Name: Warren Wray Hamilton
Birth Date: 6 Jun 1933
Gender: Male
Mother's Maiden Name: Koral
Birth County: Los Angeles."

2U.S. Social Security Death Index. "Name: Warren Wray Hamilton
SSN: 557-42-6281
Last Residence: 91602  North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Born: 6 Jun 1933
Died: 17 Aug 2009
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)
Source Citation: Number: 557-42-6281;
Issue State: California;
Issue Date: Before 1951."

3FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/41402624/warren-wray-hamilton. "Warren Wray Hamilton Jr, was a sound editor who worked on more than 53 features died at the age of 76. The only child of Jeanette (Koral) and Warren Wray Hamilton Sr. who's father worked at UCLA, Warren was raised into the film industry helping his father with set designs.

Hamilton was the sound editor on a range of features, including "Apollo 13," "Twister," "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home," "Total Recall," "Beetlejuice" and "Batman Returns."

Born in Los Angeles, Hamilton got his start in the biz as an actor, appearing in small roles in such pics as "The Blackboard Jungle." After a stint in the Army, he earned a B.A. from UCLA and began working as a story editor for Warner Bros. in 1960.

Hamilton worked on such series "77 Sunset Strip," "Bourbon Street Beat" and "Cheyenne" while at Warners, leaving in 1962 to join "Alfred Hitchcock Presents." He later worked for Disney. In 1969, Hamilton co-wrote the docu short "An Impression of John Steinbeck: Writer," which earned an Oscar nomination.

By the late 1970s, after a decade of story editing and writing for various low-budget films, Hamilton segued into sound editing full time.

He won three Golden Reel Awards for his work with sound effects and editing on "Oliver & Company," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Speed."

Hamilton was a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and was a past president of Motion Picture Sound Editors Guild.

He is survived by his son Craig, who is a copyright administrator for Warner Bros., and a daughter, Jenene , who works for screenplay clearance firm Marshall Plumb Associates


Career: Sound Department-Editor-Writer
Filmography:
2005 The Call (short) (sound consultant - as Warren Hamilton)
1998 Lethal Weapon 4 (sound effects editor)
1998 Black Dog (sound editor)
1997 Jackie Brown (sound editor)
1997 Starship Troopers (sound effects editor)
1997 Selena (sound editor - as Warren Hamilton)
1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight (sound effects editor)
1996 Twister (sound effects editor)
1996 From Dusk Till Dawn (sound editor - as Warren Hamilton)
1995 Showgirls (sound effects editor)
1995 Apollo 13 (sound effects editor)
1995 Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (sound editor)
1995 Aladdin and the King of Thieves (video) (sound effects editor - as Warren Hamilton)
1994 Street Fighter (sound editor)
1994 City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (sound editor)
1994/I Speed (sound effects editor)
1993 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (sound editor)
1993 Cool Runnings (sound editor)
1993 Matinee (sound editor)
1992 The Bodyguard (sound editor)
1992 Batman Returns (sound editor)
1991 Deceived (sound editor)
1990 Edward Scissorhands (sound editor)
1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch (sound editor)
1990 The Guardian (sound editor)
1989 Dad (dialogue editor)
1989 Immediate Family (sound editor)
1989 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (sound effects editor)
1989 The 'burbs (sound editor)
1988 The Good Mother (sound effects editor)
1988 Alien Nation (sound editor)
1988 Beetlejuice (sound editor)
1987 Innerspace (sound editor)
1987 La Bamba (sound editor - as Warren Hamilton)
1986 Solarbabies (sound effects editor)
1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (sound effects editor - as Warren Hamilton)
1986 The Hitcher (sound editor)
1985 Explorers (sound effects editor - as Warren Hamilton)
1985 The Goonies (sound editor)
1985 The Last Dragon (sound editor)
1984 2010 (sound editor - as Warren Hamilton)
1984 Gremlins (sound editor)
1984 Repo Man (supervising sound editor)
1983 D.C. Cab (sound editor)
1983 Deal of the Century (sound effects editor)
1983 Under Fire (sound editor - as Warren Hamilton)
1982 Halloween III: Season of the Witch (sound editor - as Warren Hamilton)
1982 The Thing (sound effects editor)
1982 Poltergeist (dialogue editor)
1982 Safari 3000 (sound editor)
1981 Pennies from Heaven (dialogue editor - as Warren Hamilton)
1981 Halloween II (sound editor - as Warren Hamilton)
1981 Escape from New York (sound editor - as Warren Hamilton)
1981 A Gun in the House (TV movie) (sound effects - as Warren Hamilton)
1980 The Final Countdown (sound effects editor)
1979 Racquet (sound effects editor - as Warren Hamilton)
1979 The Last Giraffe (TV movie) (sound effects editor)
1977 Drive In Massacre (effects editor)
1973 The Black Bunch (sound - as Warren Hamilton)
1976 Kiss of the Tarantula
1976 C.B. Hustlers
1974 Black Starlet
1973 Sweet Jesus, Preacherman
1973 The Black Bunch
1976 Kiss of the Tarantula

HAMILTON, Warren Wray, Jr. June 6, 1933-August 17, 2009 Husband and loving father, passed away early Monday morning, with his two children by his bedside. He was a generous and kind man, who was loved by many. He was an award winning sound editor, who was involved in the motion picture industry for over 60 years. He will be missed by many friends, family, and colleagues. A memorial honoring his life is planned for early September.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Aug. 25 to Aug. 31, 2009

Bio by: Family Friend." Image.

4Department of Health Services, California Marriage Index, 1960-1985, Ancestry.com. "Name: Warren W Hamilton
Age: 27
Est. Birth: abt 1933
Spouse Name: Emma J Lindesmith
Spouse Age: 21
Date: 17 Jul 1960
Location: Los Angeles."


Emma Jean Lindesmith

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/83586022. "Emma Jean Lindesmith was born on. April 1st, 1939 to a family whose colorful background is part of the history of Los Angeles.

She married Warren Wray Hamilton Jr. July 17, 1960 Palos Verdes CA.

Her great uncle Cecil Wilcox was a valleyite who in the 1880's started a newspaper in Lankershim (North Hollywood) that later became the Valley Green Sheet.

An aunt, Sarah Mason, was one of the first women screenwriters in Hollywood, starting her career in 1918 and later winning an Oscar for her adaptation of "Little Women."

Jean's mother, Emma Dee, was a featured dancer with the Fanchon and Marco Dance Company, and appeared in musicals at MGM, Paramount, and Warner Bros.

Jean's father, after graduating in the first class of Burbank High School, joined the Prop Department at Universal Studios in 1916. Eventually, he became Secretary-Treasurer of the stagehands IATSE Local 33.

Jeanne grew up in the then small town of Manhattan Beach, and with her sister Frances Elone attended the local schools. Together they enjoyed the simple pleasures of childhood during the '40s and '50s when lifestyles seemed so idyllic. Both sisters were taught how to knit and sew by their mother. Even when young, Jean possessed a sure sense of style, as her hair ribbons always had to match her dress.

This talent came in handy later on when she did fashion modeling at Bullocks-Wilshire and Magnins.

After graduating from Mira Costa High School - where she was active in Student Government and was co-captain of the Drill Team, Jean followed her sister to UCLA where she became an Education major.

At UCLA, Jeanne met and married Warren Hamilton. While continuing her education, she became pregnant and after her son Craig was born, Jeanne devoted her time to her expanding family. However, a sculpting class at a local night school reawakened Jean's artistic talent and she never looked back.

After discovering an oddly-shaped lot in Studio City, Jean became intrigued with designing a house that would fit the property. With the help of her husband, and her father and mother-in-law Jeanette Koral Hamilton, construction began.

Jean loved the physical activity of building and during the year-long project, her prowess at driving 16d nails while pregnant with her daughter Jenene became the stuff that neighborhood legends are made of. The result was a unique home and the family has lived there ever since.

Jean enjoyed travelling. Yearly treks with her sister to San Francisco and later to England renewed her creative energies and helped Jean to turn her multi-talents to Fiber Art.

A visit to a group called Designing Weavers introduced her to a new world of loom weaving. After joining, her credo became to create "wearable art" from the fabrics she produced. These creations were exhibited and sold throughout Los Angeles.

In 1989, Jeanne was diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live, a prognosis she delighted in proving wrong. She refused to let the disease control her life or her talent. Her creative spirit was her refuge and she never let it go.

Jean approached every project with renewed enthusiasm. She continued to explore new avenues of artistic expression and experimented with an array of items--from handwovens to custom clothing to designing and making beaded and knotted jewelry-all unique and one-of-a-kind.

How do you sum up one person's life in words? No matter how poetic, how thesaurical, words can only capture a small part of a person, not the whole part.

There are many words to describe Emma Jean Lindesmith Hamilton--creative, compassionate, funny, bright, beautiful, strong. But perhaps the one word that comes closest to capturing her spirit, if there is only one, is determination.

It was this determination that offers the clearest picture of Jean--and what she called her Lindesmith Chin." She would make up her mind, dig in her heels, and weather whatever storm the elements tossed her way.

Jeanne was determined to live her life to the fullest--to enjoy every moment that she could and more importantly, help others realize that gift as well. That is perhaps what she was best at--inspiring others to soar, to be all that they were meant to be. She did this through her unwavering belief in their talents and abilities, but most of all through her unlimited and unconditional love.

It is that attitude that we, as her friends and family, are most grateful for as it was applied only with positive thoughts. It was used for good-overcoming adversities, fears, setbacks. Always done with love, warmth, and encouragement. With a hug, a kiss, and most importantly, a smile.

Woven through her life, like the artwork she created, was Jeanne's devotion to her many friendships and her family." Image.

2Department of Health Services, California Marriage Index, 1960-1985, Ancestry.com. "Name: Warren W Hamilton
Age: 27
Est. Birth: abt 1933
Spouse Name: Emma J Lindesmith
Spouse Age: 21
Date: 17 Jul 1960
Location: Los Angeles."

3A genealogical history of the Jennings Families in England and America, In three volumes , https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K97R-ZK6. Image.


Theodore Miller

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/137999005/_. Image.

2California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8JS-1K8. "Name: Ted Miller
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 09 Jul 1927
Event Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 21
Birth Year (Estimated): 1906
Father's Name: Harry A Miller
Mother's Name: Edna Lewis
Spouse's Name: Florence Lenore Hanson
Spouse's Gender: Female
Spouse's Age: 20
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1907
Spouse's Father's Name: Francis A Banson
Spouse's Mother's Name: Lottie Hanson
Note: Marriage Record
Record Number: 364

Page: 114
Reference ID: 8914
GS Film Number: 2074704
Digital Folder Number: 005698513
Digital Folder Number: 005698513
Image Number: 00738

Citing this Record
"California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8JS-1K8 : 8 December 2017), Ted Miller and Florence Lenore Hanson, 09 Jul 1927; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,074,704." Image.


Florence Lenore Hanson

1California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8JS-1K8. "Name: Ted Miller
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 09 Jul 1927
Event Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 21
Birth Year (Estimated): 1906
Father's Name: Harry A Miller
Mother's Name: Edna Lewis
Spouse's Name: Florence Lenore Hanson
Spouse's Gender: Female
Spouse's Age: 20
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1907
Spouse's Father's Name: Francis A Banson
Spouse's Mother's Name: Lottie Hanson
Note: Marriage Record
Record Number: 364

Page: 114
Reference ID: 8914
GS Film Number: 2074704
Digital Folder Number: 005698513
Digital Folder Number: 005698513
Image Number: 00738

Citing this Record
"California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8JS-1K8 : 8 December 2017), Ted Miller and Florence Lenore Hanson, 09 Jul 1927; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,074,704." Image.


Warren Wray Hamilton

1U.S. Social Security Death Index. "Name: Warren W. Hamilton
SSN: 547-10-8705
Last Residence: 92240  Desert Hot Springs, Riverside, California, United States of America
Born: 18 Dec 1906
Died: 3 Jan 2002
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)
Source Citation: Number: 547-10-8705;
Issue State: California;
Issue Date: Before 1951."

2U.S. Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1795-1972, M1542 roll 215. "Name: Zdenka Hamilton
[Jeannette Koral]  
Age: 26
Birth Date: 13 Jan 1911
Birth Location: Czechoslovakia
Spouse: Warren W Hamilton
Children: Warren
Arrival Year: 1912
Issue Date: 6 Jan 1938
State: California
Locality, Court: Southern District, Central Division, Los Angeles, California, District Court
Record Type: Petition for Naturalization."


Jeannette or Zdenka Koral or Koralova

1U.S. Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1795-1972, M1542 roll 215. "Name: Zdenka Hamilton
[Jeannette Koral]  
Age: 26
Birth Date: 13 Jan 1911
Birth Location: Czechoslovakia
Spouse: Warren W Hamilton
Children: Warren
Arrival Year: 1912
Issue Date: 6 Jan 1938
State: California
Locality, Court: Southern District, Central Division, Los Angeles, California, District Court
Record Type: Petition for Naturalization."

2California, Death Index, 1940-1997. "Name: Jeanette Koral Hamilton
[Jeanette Koral Koral]  
Social Security #: 556568834
Sex: Female
Birth Date: 13 Jan 1911
Birthplace: Other Country
Death Date: 6 Jan 1984
Death Place: Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name: Dvorak
Father's Surname: Koral."

31930 U.S. Census, T626_142 pg 20A, 2 Apr 1930. "Lemke, Averil Head FW 19 S Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota
Koral, Geanette Lodger FW 19 S Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia waitress restaurant."