A Wanda Newsum Gum
Born: 23 April 1893, Illinois
Died: 5 Oct 1982, Santa Barbara Co., CA
Mother's Maiden Name: Silchenmyer
Father's Surname: Newsum
Source: California Death Index 1940-97.
If you don't have a copy of her obituary, try looking in Santa Barbara Co. There is an obituary volunteer at Random Acts Genealogical Kindness. Go to raogk.org
Click on S
Scroll down to Santa Barbara Co. and choose Kim
If that doesn't work out, contact the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society, sbgen.org/Researcher.php .
A Clarence E. Gum
Born: 17 Jan 1890, Bond, Illinois
Residence: 722 South Fourth, Greenville, Illinois
Occupation: Self-employed in Greenville
Nearest Relative: E. R. Gum
Source: U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards 1942.
It appears that Clarence and Wanda had parted ways by then.
If you don't have a copy of Clarence's obituary, use RAOGK and to find a volunteer in Davis Co., Utah. You can also do a Google Search on Davis County Utah Public Library and ask if they provide obituaries.
I found a Robert C. Gum
Born: 1922, Illinois
Residence: Menard Co., Illinois
Enlisted: 23 Oct 1942, Peoria, Illinois
Education: 4 years high school
Civil Occupation: semiskilled routemen
Marital Status: single without dependents
Source: U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records 1938-46.
This MIGHT be your Robert. I know the birth year doesn't match but for some reason that does happen on these records.
I'd look for his obituary either in RAOGK or Google the Houston Public Library. Successful Searching!
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