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George de Mohrenschildt and George H. W. Bush

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On 5th September, 1976, George de Mohrenschildt wrote the following letter to George H. W. Bush:

Dear George,

You will excuse this hand-written letter. Maybe you will be able to bring a solution to the hopeless situation I find myself in.

My wife and I find ourselves surrounded by some vigilantes; our phone bugged; and we are being followed everywhere. Either FBI is involved in this or they do not want to accept my complaints. We are driven to insanity by the situation.

I have been behaving like a damn fool ever since my daughter Nadya died from (cystic fibrosis) over three years ago. I tried to write, stupidly and unsuccessfully, about Lee H Oswald and must have angered a lot of people I do not know. But to punish an elderly man like myself and my highly nervous and sick wife is really too much.

Could you do something to remove the net around us? This will be my last request for help and I will not annoy you any more.

Good luck in your important job.

Thank you so much.

George de Mohrenschildt

Several questions are raised by this letter:

1. Who had he been talking to about Oswald?

2. What had he been saying?

3. Why should he contact the director of the CIA about this?

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On 5th September, 1976, George de Mohrenschildt wrote the following letter to George H. W. Bush:

Dear George,

You will excuse this hand-written letter. Maybe you will be able to bring a solution to the hopeless situation I find myself in.

My wife and I find ourselves surrounded by some vigilantes; our phone bugged; and we are being followed everywhere. Either FBI is involved in this or they do not want to accept my complaints. We are driven to insanity by the situation.

I have been behaving like a damn fool ever since my daughter Nadya died from (cystic fibrosis) over three years ago. I tried to write, stupidly and unsuccessfully, about Lee H Oswald and must have angered a lot of people I do not know. But to punish an elderly man like myself and my highly nervous and sick wife is really too much.

Could you do something to remove the net around us? This will be my last request for help and I will not annoy you any more.

Good luck in your important job.

Thank you so much.

George de Mohrenschildt

Several questions are raised by this letter:

1. Who had he been talking to about Oswald?

2. What had he been saying?

3. Why should he contact the director of the CIA about this?

Russ Baker answers these questions beginning with his subtitle "From One George to Another" at page 268.

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Several questions are raised by this letter:

1. Who had he been talking to about Oswald?

2. What had he been saying?

3. Why should he contact the director of the CIA about this? (John Simkin)

Russ Baker answers these questions beginning with his subtitle "From One George to Another" at page 268.

I am not sure he does. Russ Baker writes about George de Mohrenschildt's meetings with Willem Oltmans. However, those meetings began in February 1977. De Mohrenschildt's letter is dated September 1976.

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Several questions are raised by this letter:

1. Who had he been talking to about Oswald?

2. What had he been saying?

3. Why should he contact the director of the CIA about this? (John Simkin)

Russ Baker answers these questions beginning with his subtitle "From One George to Another" at page 268.

I am not sure he does. Russ Baker writes about George de Mohrenschildt's meetings with Willem Oltmans. However, those meetings began in February 1977. De Mohrenschildt's letter is dated September 1976.

He does say that Jeanne and George de Mohrenschildt divorced in 1974. She claimed that "a doctor had appeared in Dallas for a brief period and administered injections to him. Following those injections, she said, George suffered a nervous breakdown, at which point she decided to have him hospitalized. The doctor, she claimed, vanished into thin air." p. 271. Above that quote, on the same page it says that she signed the commitment papers on November 9, 1976. The quoted passage cites an article by Jim Marrs in the Fort Worth evening Star Telegram, May 11, 1978 with a headline entitled "Widow Disputes Suicide."

One could almost assume the doctor appeared in response to the letter?

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread409512/pg4

“Sep. 1976, Sergei [sic] DeMohrenschildt was subjected to nine electro-shock treatments at Parkland Hospital under orders given by
Doctor DeLoach …first cousin of FBI Assistant Director Cartha ‘Deke’ DeLoach
. DeMohrenschildt’s doctor of record’, Dr. Mendoza, ordered administration of intravenous drugs on DeMohrenschildt being committed to Parkland Hospital for mental problems’ but, it was DeLoach that ordered electro-shock therapy. This occurred when George Bush was Director of Central Intelligence …and, within weeks of DeMohrenschildt having written a manuscript, entitled,
I Am A Patsy! I Am A Patsy!
…which named names of various CIA and FBI personnel who framed Oswald to cover their tracks in JFK’s assassination."

...

“DeMohrenshieldt’s wife told Jim Marrs, a Dallas reporter, ‘He must have still harbored guilt feelings about his work for Germans during World War II, because he told me, ‘It’s Jews, they’ve caught up with me,’” Grodin said.

In 1964, a CIA report states, ‘[George's daughter] Alexandra was being monitored by CIA’s James Jesus Angleton because she was having an affair with Mohammed al Fayed shortly after JFK assassination.’ James Jesus Angleton’s name is signed at bottom of that 41 page report. Under his signature is that of CIA asset, Jane Roman. Roman was CIA agent who record shows was charged with monitoring movements of Lee Harvey Oswald for two months preceding assassination.

The above website cites:

"note:Burnham comments on DeMohrenshildt. www.john-f-kennedy.net... "

That cited website actually used information without accreditation from Adamson:

http://ciajfk.com/timeline.html

De M was business partners with Mohamed Al Fayed in 1964. Fayed had an affair with Alexandra de Mohrenschildt and James Angleton of the CIA was interested in this.

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...amp;relPageId=1

This document indicates deM. and Mohammad Abdel Fayed were in contact in Haiti, and that Fayed was traveling under Haitian passport but suspected of having been a member of Egyptian intelligence in 1953 in Saudi Arabia. Also had involvement with Trujillo and possibly Castro.

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...ult&id=3708

A Record from Mary Ferrell's Database

Record: FAYED, MOHAMMED (SHEIK)

Sources: FBI 124-10135-10123; FBI 100-32965-306, pp. 2, 6, 28; NW 381-2, 6, 28; Dallas Morning News, Wed., 6/23/99, p. 13-A

Mary's Comments: Oil businessman from Kuwait. Was entertained at dinner by George and Jeanne deMohrenschildt in Haiti in June 1964 while official guest of Haitian Government. It was reported (by a CIA informant ?) that Alexandra deMohrenschildt Gibson, daughter of George deMohrenschildt, while visiting her father in Haiti in December 1964 without her husband, Don, was dating Mohammed Fayed. Fayad purchased Harrods in London in early 1980s. (Fayed's son, Dodi, was killed in an automobile accident in Paris on August 31, 1997 that also killed English Princess Dianna.) Mohammed Fayed repeatedly applied for British citizenship but was denied each time. The last time he applied was Tues., 6/22/99. That time, he won permission to challenge the government's decision refusing him British citizenship. In 1999, Fayad was 66 years old.

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...ult&id=4146

A Record from Mary Ferrell's Database

Record: GIBSON, DONALD (MRS.) (ALEXANDRA DEMOHRENSCHILDT)

Sources: WC 26, p. 760; CE 3116; FBI 124-10135-10123; FBI 100-32965-306, p. 18; NW 381-18

Mary's Comments: Jenner says Mr. and Mrs. Gibson are planning to leave Wingdale, NY and move to Florida. While deMohrenschildts were in Haiti, they received a piece of mail with return address: "Alex GIBSON, 701 N.E. 22nd Street, Miami, Florida" postmarked November 19, 1964.

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...ult&id=3239

A Record from Mary Ferrell's Database

Record: DEMOHRENSCHILDT, ALEXANDRA ROMEYN (MRS. GARY TAYLOR)

Sources: Warren Report (289, 313); WC 11 (124-153); Kennedy Conspiracy, Flammonde (196); HSCA Vol 12, pp. 92, 95-97; Mary's Comments:

DOB: December 25, 1943. Daughter of George deMohrenschildt and Dorothy Romeyn Pierson. Married to Gary Taylor Nov. 1959. Divorced Taylor April 1963 following birth of son, Curtis Taylor on Feb. 10, 1962. Married to Donald Gibson by 1963. Friend of William Sprott, Attorney, at Tilton home in Florida in 1977. In 1993, owns boutique, Cafa Chic, in Del Ray Beach, FL. In 1994, when Nancy Tilton died, Alexandra sold Cafa Chic and moved to Tubac, AZ, to open a "bed and breakfast" in Nancy's home. The place was called The Secret Garden Inn. In 2001, Alexandra and Giorgio Miola sold the inn to people who converted it to a private residence. Alexandra and Giorgio moved to Green Valley, AZ. In April 2002, her address is: 1411 W. Via Del Petirrojo, Green Valley, AZ 85614-5013

(microfilm)/HSCA Segregated CIA Collection (microfilm - reel 5: Conte - De Mohrenschildt)/

NARA Record Number: 1994.04.25.14:03:32:190005 indicates connections between De Mohrenschildt and Fayed:

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...bsPageId=547876

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...bsPageId=547943

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...bsPageId=548076

Edited by Linda Minor

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“Sep. 1976, Sergei [sic] DeMohrenschildt was subjected to nine electro-shock treatments at Parkland Hospital under orders given by Doctor DeLoach …first cousin of FBI Assistant Director Cartha ‘Deke’ DeLoach. DeMohrenschildt’s doctor of record’, Dr. Mendoza, ordered administration of intravenous drugs on DeMohrenschildt being committed to Parkland Hospital for mental problems’ but, it was DeLoach that ordered electro-shock therapy. This occurred when George Bush was Director of Central Intelligence …and, within weeks of DeMohrenschildt having written a manuscript, entitled, I Am A Patsy! I Am A Patsy! …which named names of various CIA and FBI personnel who framed Oswald to cover their tracks in JFK’s assassination."

Dr. DeLoach

Dr. Mendoza

Have these guys ever turned up in any MKULTRA intriques?

I'm also drawn to the US Army Inspector Generals Report on the Use of Human Subject in Chemical Agent Research, which lists Army contracts with affiliated institutions and doctors.

DeMohrenschildt's manuscript is extremely important, not only in giving us DeMohrenschildt's presumed mental state and memory at the time, but because of its details of how Oswald came to meet the Paines, supposidly a coincidental hapenstance, and the roles of J. Walton Moore of the CIA's Domestic Contacts Division and retired Adml. Chester Brouton, whose specialty was nuclear sub communications and worked at Collins Radio. (April 10, 1963, Walker/Thresher, and JFCOTT).

"I'm a Patsy!, I'm a Patsy!" is published in its entirity in the HSCA volumes.

Also make note of the fact that the rifle was sent to a PO box in Dallas and Alexandra DeMohrn Taylor and husband were listed on PO box application and may have had access to it.

BK

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On 5th September, 1976, George de Mohrenschildt wrote the following letter to George H. W. Bush:

Dear George,

You will excuse this hand-written letter. Maybe you will be able to bring a solution to the hopeless situation I find myself in.

My wife and I find ourselves surrounded by some vigilantes; our phone bugged; and we are being followed everywhere. Either FBI is involved in this or they do not want to accept my complaints. We are driven to insanity by the situation.

I have been behaving like a damn fool ever since my daughter Nadya died from (cystic fibrosis) over three years ago. I tried to write, stupidly and unsuccessfully, about Lee H Oswald and must have angered a lot of people I do not know. But to punish an elderly man like myself and my highly nervous and sick wife is really too much.

Could you do something to remove the net around us? This will be my last request for help and I will not annoy you any more.

Good luck in your important job.

Thank you so much.

George de Mohrenschildt

Several questions are raised by this letter:

1. Who had he been talking to about Oswald?

2. What had he been saying?

3. Why should he contact the director of the CIA about this?

John-

Has this letter been authenticated in any way?

Have you seen a copy of it?

Was it produced in response to a FOIA request?

The proximity in time of his death and the deaths of Giancana, Roselli, Hoffa and others are a little too coincidental to be unrelated. Hoffa's disappearance preceded the existence of the HSCA, but the others didn't.

They are kind of like the "suicide" of Abe "Kid Twist" Reles, a mob informer, about 50 years earlier. Not many people think he voluntarily exited the window of the high-rise apartment where he was being held in protective custody.

Thanks.

Chris

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On 5th September, 1976, George de Mohrenschildt wrote the following letter to George H. W. Bush:

Dear George,

You will excuse this hand-written letter. Maybe you will be able to bring a solution to the hopeless situation I find myself in.

My wife and I find ourselves surrounded by some vigilantes; our phone bugged; and we are being followed everywhere. Either FBI is involved in this or they do not want to accept my complaints. We are driven to insanity by the situation.

I have been behaving like a damn fool ever since my daughter Nadya died from (cystic fibrosis) over three years ago. I tried to write, stupidly and unsuccessfully, about Lee H Oswald and must have angered a lot of people I do not know. But to punish an elderly man like myself and my highly nervous and sick wife is really too much.

Could you do something to remove the net around us? This will be my last request for help and I will not annoy you any more.

Good luck in your important job.

Thank you so much.

George de Mohrenschildt

Several questions are raised by this letter:

1. Who had he been talking to about Oswald?

2. What had he been saying?

3. Why should he contact the director of the CIA about this?

John-

Has this letter been authenticated in any way?

Have you seen a copy of it?

Was it produced in response to a FOIA request?

The proximity in time of his death and the deaths of Giancana, Roselli, Hoffa and others are a little too coincidental to be unrelated. Hoffa's disappearance preceded the existence of the HSCA, but the others didn't.

They are kind of like the "suicide" of Abe "Kid Twist" Reles, a mob informer, about 50 years earlier. Not many people think he voluntarily exited the window of the high-rise apartment where he was being held in protective custody.

Thanks.

Chris

Yes it is genuine. This is an internal memo where Bush's refers to this letter (I have corrected his spelling):

I do know this man DeMohrenschildt.

I first met him in the early 40s. He was an uncle to my Andover roommate.

Later he surfaced in Dallas (50's maybe).

He got involved in some controversial dealings in Haiti.

Then he surfaced when Oswald shot to prominence. He knew Oswald before the assassination of President Kennedy.

I don't recall his role in all this.

At one time he had/or spent plenty of money.

I have not heard from him for many years until the attached letter came in.

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Busy George HW Bush....rooming at Phillips Academy Andover, MA with George de Mohrenschildt's

brother Dimitri's stepson, Edward G. Hooker, then serving in Hooker's wedding party, and finally,

escorting the late Edward G. Hooker's daughter, (Dmitri's step grand-daughter) down the aisle on

the occasion of her marriage into a sugar plantation owning family.....

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...c.do?docId=5761

(file containing) LETTER TO DCI BUSH FROM DEMOHRENSCHILDT

Link to display of handwritten, Sept. 5, 1976 letter from DEMOHRENSCHILDT to DCI Bush:

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...mp;relPageId=30

http://www.maryferrell.org/wiki/index.php/...t_Investigation

The Last Investigation

by Gaeton Fonzi

Publisher: Mary Ferrell Foundation Press

Bush had indeed met de Mohrenschildt, and had the man's nephew for a roommate at Andover. See also a draft reply with attachments, and Bush's reply to de Mohrenschildt of 28 Sep 1976.

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...c.do?docId=4470

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...mp;relPageId=27

Director of Central Intelligence

I do know this man DeMohrenschildt.

I first met him in the early 40's. He was

an uncle of my Andover roommate.

He got involved in some controversial

dealings in Haiti.

The he surfaced when Oswald shot to

prominence. He knew Oswald before the

assassination of Pres. Kennedy.

I don't recall his role in all this.

At one time he had/or spent plenty of

money.

I have not heard from him for many years until

the attached letter came in.

GB 9-17

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.htm...78AD85F438385F9

MRS. W.C.H.HOOKER HAS HOME WEDDING; Russian Orthodox Ceremony Unites Her to Dimitri S. von Mohrenschildt.

January 20, 1937, Wednesday

The marriage of Mrs. Winifred Cartwright Holhan Hooker, daughter of Mrs. Francis Holhan of 950 Park Avenue, to Dimitri Sergius von Mohrenschildt took place yesterday afternoon at the home of the bride's mother.

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.htm...78ED85F428485F9

David Berns

May 24, 1946, Friday

Section: Amusements, Page 13, 318 words

The marriage of Miss Marion Therese Butler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bryant Butler of Riverdale, to Edward Gordon Hooker, son of Mrs. Dimitri S. de Mohrenachildt of New York and of Roland Mather Hooker of Miami Beach, Fla., took place yesterday morning in the rectory of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=Mrs...=1&ie=UTF-8

MARION T. BUTLER BECOMES A BRIDE; She Is Wed to Edward Gordon Hooker,...

- New York Times - May 24, 1946

... to Edward Gordon Hooker, son of Mrs. Dimitri S. de Mohrenachildt of New York ... The ushers were George Herbert Walker Bush of Greenwich, Conn. and John ...

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=edw...=1&ie=UTF-8

EDWARD G. HOOKER, EX-STOCKBROKER, 43

- New York Times - Mar 30, 1967

Edward Gordon Hooker, a stockbroker formerly with E.F. Hutton Co., died yesterday in his home at 1160 Park Avenue, apparently of a heart attack. ...

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=Bel...=1&ie=UTF-8

Deaths

New York Times - Mar 30, 1967

Beloved husband of Marian (Bub by) Hooker, loving father of Mergarlt C. end Suzanne B., devoted son of Wlnifred Carfwright Hooker end the lele Roland Mother

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=mis...=1&ie=UTF-8

Miss Suzanne B. Hooker Married to Ames Braga

- New York Times - Sep 14, 1973

... a daughter of Mrs. Edward-Gordon Hooker of New York and the late Mr. Hooker, ... The bridegroom s parents are Mr. and Mrs. B . Rionda Braga of Alpine, ...

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=mis...=1&ie=UTF-8

Miss Suzanne B. Hooker Married to Ames Braga

- New York Times - Sep 14, 1973

George H. W. Bush, chair of the Republican National Committee, escorted the bride, who-had her sister, Mrs. Alberto Mejia, as matron of honor and Miss Susan ...

....and post #35 in the Camarillo Ranch thread:

Linda,

I would attest that even more significant and least understood is DeMohrenschildt's wife from Philadelphia, Dr. D. D. Sharples, whose father owned Colorado oil wells, and is still alive and a Trustee of Temple Univeristy, home of Joan Mellen and the Man on the Motorcycle in MC.

BK

Possibly so, but Sharples probably had nothing to do with Camarillo or the Oxnard phone call. What is intringuing about the Colorado oil wells, though, was that DeMohrenschildt was apparently working there during the time he was a partner of Edward G. Hooker, his brother Dimitry's wife's son. Hooker had been the man who introduced George to Lynn Sharples, who later became a doctor. All that happened before he met the love of his life, Jeanne LeGon, whose husband Robert lived in California with their daughter Christiana until he was sent off to the mental ward in Camarillo. I wonder if there was someone there trying to find out nuclear secrets from him. I seem to recall Jeanne's brother Sergei Fomenko was also involved in atomic research in California, working for Howard Hughes and Linnet Company of Beverly Hills; then Ramo-Wooldridge in Los Angeles; then North American Aviation.

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...bsPageId=484769

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...bsPageId=350065

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...mp;relPageId=10

The mention of Richard Sorge's name in connection with that of LeGon's daughter was a matter that seemed to fascinate Mary Ferrell who followed it in her chronologies:

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...bsPageId=484603

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...bsPageId=484583

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...bsPageId=484594

Incidentally, more information about Hooker's relationship to George H.W. Bush appears in Russ Baker's book, Family of Secrets.

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Great work, Tom!

See if you can figure out the relationship between Edward Gordon Hooker's mother and the Marguerite/Margaret Williams who left money to George deMohrenschildt in her will and helped get him a job with Humble Oil.

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Great work, Tom!

See if you can figure out the relationship between Edward Gordon Hooker's mother and the Marguerite/Margaret Williams who left money to George deMohrenschildt in her will and helped get him a job with Humble Oil.

Linda, thank you!

I cannot find a "Margaret", and if she existed, she is not listed in the family plot:

http://files.usgwarchives.org/la/orleans/c...ie/00000096.txt

Frank B. Williams Mausoleum, section 97 Metairie Cemetery, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Source: photograph taken and text copied from inscriptions on the outside

ground marker 8-27-2001

Francis Bennett Williams Jan. 18, 1849 - Jan. 31, 1929

Lawrence Moore Williams Nov. 1, 1880 - Oct. _ (?)5, 1933

Emily Seyburth Williams Feb. 21, 1853 - Dec. 7, 1934

Harry Palmerston Williams Oct. 6, 1889 - May 19, 1936

Marguerite Clark Williams Feb. 22, 1887 - Sept. 25, 1940

Tiran Zorthian June 17, 1946 - Feb. 9, 1948

Charles Seyburn Williams Oct. 12, 1878 - Nov. 29, 1948

Leila Moore Williams Feb. 18, 1901 - Dec. 12, 1966

Lucille Williams Mayfield June 22, 1912 - Oct. 13, 1969

Phobe Nixon Williams Aug. 15, 1884 - Jan. 23, 1971

Lewis Kemper Williams Sept. 23, 1887 - Nov. 17, 1971

Delphine Charles Williams March 18, 1891 - April 2, 1974

Margaret Swift Hooker Williams Jan. 5, 1906 - June 18, 1974

Laurence Moore Williams March 15, 1905 - Feb. 23, 1975

The testimony of George De Mohrenschildt, below, doesn't make much sense to me, in that he did not marry his first wife, (Dorothy) according to the available record, until three years after Marguerite Clark Williams died....so how could "his wife's sister", introduce him to Marguerite?

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&saf...amp;btnG=Search

http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/russ/testimony/demohr_g.htm

Mr. De MOHRENSCHILDT. But before that I was in Texas and worked for Humble Oil Co.

Mr. De MOHRENSCHILDT. Well, I went by bus--to Texas by bus. But what actually helped me was that my sister-in-law, my wife's sister, had a very, very close friend in Louisiana, Mrs. Margaret Clark--Margaret Clark Williams, who had large oil properties, large estates in Louisiana. That is about the year 1939.

I got to Louisiana, as the guest, I remember--with my sister-in-law's aunt, Mrs. Edwards. And then I looked the situation around in New Orleans and decided to apply for a job with Humble Oil Co.

Mr. JENNER. In New Orleans?

Mr. De MOHRENSCHILDT. No. They had a branch office in New Orleans, but I had to apply for a job in Houston. So I went to Houston, and I applied for a job with Mr. Suman, who is vice president of Humble Oil Co. Also I met the chairman of the board of the Humble Oil Co. through mutual acquaintances.

Mr. JENNER. Did you return to Louisiana and do some work there?

Mr. De MOHRENSCHILDT. Yes; I worked in Terebonne Parish, on a rig.

Mr. De MOHRENSCHILDT. Probably in 1939. And I got amoebic dysentery in Louisiana, and got very sick. I had an accident on the rig, was badly cut up-- something fell on my arm, and then I got dysentery. And, frankly, I do not recall whether they fired me or I resigned myself. I do not remember. Maybe both-- resigned and mutual agreement. But I remained very good friends with the chairman of the board of the company, Mr. Blaffer. And he gave me the idea already then to go in the oil business on my own. He says, "George, a man of your background and education, you should be working for yourself," and he explained to me the fundamentals of the oil promotion, if you know what I mean---drill wells, get a lease-- drill a well, find some money to drill that well.

Well, I said, "Mr. Blaffer, frankly it is a little above me to go in so early in my experience in the United States--to go into that type of business. I don't think I am capable enough to do that."

Mr. JENNER. Your Louisiana experience?

Mr. De MOHRENSCHILDT. Louisiana, Texas, the same company.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Marguerite Clark, America's Darling of Broadway and the Silent Screen ...

http://books.google.com/books?id=O_2Gn0a5G...rty-one+bequest

Marguerite Clark, America's Darling of Broadway and the Silent Screen ...‎ - Page 158

by William Curtis Nunn - Biography & Autobiography - 1981 - 189 pages

Still Marguerite did not forget others and left forty-one bequests, ranging from

$200 to $6000 each. The generous gift to Cora was the one way Marguerite ...

To loyal Cora (her sister) she bequeathed the bulk of her estate, totally valued in New Orleans on February 21, 1941 at $365,436.50. Still Marguerite did not forget others, and left forty-one bequests, ranging from $200 to $6000 each...

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=%22...en&ie=UTF-8

Marguerite Clark Left $365,436

- New York Times - Feb 22, 1941

Marguerite Clark Williams, former star of the silent movies, left an estate valued at $365436.50, a court inventory filed here today showed. ...

Unless there is something here I have not quite grasped?

Edited by Tom Scully

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...and Linda.... this is a longshot....especially with George's disjointed WC testimony describing a "sister-in-law" he didn't have in 1939...

....Mr. De MOHRENSCHILDT. But before that I was in Texas and worked for Humble Oil Co.

Mr. De MOHRENSCHILDT. Well, I went by bus--to Texas by bus. But what actually helped me was that my sister-in-law, my wife's sister, had a very, very close friend in Louisiana, Mrs. Margaret Clark--Margaret Clark Williams, who had large oil properties, large estates in Louisiana. That is about the year 1939.

I got to Louisiana, as the guest, I remember--with my sister-in-law's aunt, Mrs. Edwards. And then I looked the situation around in New Orleans and decided to apply for a job with Humble Oil Co.

Mr. JENNER. In New Orleans?

Mr. De MOHRENSCHILDT. No. They had a branch office in New Orleans, but I had to apply for a job in Houston. So I went to Houston, and I applied for a job with Mr. Suman, who is vice president of Humble Oil Co. Also I met the chairman of the board of the Humble Oil Co. through mutual acquaintances....

Actor turned director, Walter Edwards, aka "Edward", born in Michigan on Jan. 8, 1870, was Marguerite Clark William's favorite director. Employed at Famous Players-Lasky Paramount studios, Edwards directed her last six "moving pictures", the final one just before his death on April 12, 1920:

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=dir...user_hdate=1920

EDWARDS, DIRECTOR FOR LASKY, IS DEAD.

Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver - Apr 15, 1920

WAS IN HONOLULU FOR HEALTH WHEN END CAME VERY UNEXPECTEDLY.

The next step is to find who Edwards wife was. I don't have access to more than the above description. The odds of the "Mrs. Edwards" in the WC testimony, describing events 19 years after Walter Edwards' death, seem too thin to spend the money to see if Edwards' wife is named in the Proquest Obit.

I've searched 1910 and 1920 US Census records, and Edwards could have lived in NYC in 1910, he worked for Thomas Ince's New York based studios in the early teens, but there is a description of him directing an Ince picture at their Los Angeles location also.

Was Dorothy Pierson, who De MOHRENSCHILDT said he met in Palm Beach in 1941 or 1942, and married in 1943, his first wife, as I assume?

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...and Linda.... this is a longshot....especially with George's disjointed WC testimony describing a "sister-in-law" he didn't have in 1939...
....Mr. De MOHRENSCHILDT. But before that I was in Texas and worked for Humble Oil Co.

Mr. De MOHRENSCHILDT. Well, I went by bus--to Texas by bus. But what actually helped me was that my sister-in-law, my wife's sister, had a very, very close friend in Louisiana, Mrs. Margaret Clark--Margaret Clark Williams, who had large oil properties, large estates in Louisiana. That is about the year 1939.

I got to Louisiana, as the guest, I remember--with my sister-in-law's aunt, Mrs. Edwards. And then I looked the situation around in New Orleans and decided to apply for a job with Humble Oil Co.

Mr. JENNER. In New Orleans?

Mr. De MOHRENSCHILDT. No. They had a branch office in New Orleans, but I had to apply for a job in Houston. So I went to Houston, and I applied for a job with Mr. Suman, who is vice president of Humble Oil Co. Also I met the chairman of the board of the Humble Oil Co. through mutual acquaintances....

Actor turned director, Walter Edwards, aka "Edward", born in Michigan on Jan. 8, 1870, was Marguerite Clark William's favorite director. Employed at Famous Players-Lasky Paramount studios, Edwards directed her last six "moving pictures", the final one just before his death on April 12, 1920:

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=dir...user_hdate=1920

EDWARDS, DIRECTOR FOR LASKY, IS DEAD.

Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver - Apr 15, 1920

WAS IN HONOLULU FOR HEALTH WHEN END CAME VERY UNEXPECTEDLY.

The next step is to find who Edwards wife was. I don't have access to more than the above description. The odds of the "Mrs. Edwards" in the WC testimony, describing events 19 years after Walter Edwards' death, seem too thin to spend the money to see if Edwards' wife is named in the Proquest Obit.

I've searched 1910 and 1920 US Census records, and Edwards could have lived in NYC in 1910, he worked for Thomas Ince's New York based studios in the early teens, but there is a description of him directing an Ince picture at their Los Angeles location also.

Was Dorothy Pierson, who De MOHRENSCHILDT said he met in Palm Beach in 1941 or 1942, and married in 1943, his first wife, as I assume?

One area that I may be able to provide some information is in reference to an earlier post by Tom.

I cannot find a "Margaret", and if she existed, she is not listed in the family plot:

But isn't that her below, or did I miss something?

http://files.usgwarchives.org/la/orleans/c...ie/00000096.txt

Frank B. Williams Mausoleum, section 97 Metairie Cemetery, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Margaret Swift Hooker Williams Jan. 5, 1906 - June 18, 1974

Then there is the following, I do not know if it is the same person, and I was only able to post what I read from the google snippet view, or else I would have posted more info.......

On March 21, 1928, at Larchmont, New York, Laurence Moore Williams married the former Miss Margaret Swift Hooker, daughter of Kenneth Russell Hooker

and Bessie (Johnson) Hooker

this material was gleaned from a book entitled

The Story of Louisiana - E. A. Davis - J.F. Hyer Publishing Co., 1960 pertinent pages 240, 581.

Google Snippet View

http://books.google.com/books?id=XU0TAAAAY...oker&pgis=1

All of this material reminds me of Bruce Campbell Adamson, who covered a lot of the same material but his stuff is a little erratic, unless you buy his footnotes along with his 10 or 11 Volumes of DeMohrenschildt material, I suppose........

anyone remember Adamson's titles such as the one below

Vol 6. Allen Dulles' Paine Must be Let Luce......lol

And the Warren Commission Documents, in this case are very pertinent

Betty Cartwright Hooker WC Vol 9 178, 195-199

Edward Hooker WC Vol 9 178, 195-199

Mrs. Marion Hooker WC Vol 9 178, 195-199

Edited by Robert Howard

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And the Warren Commission Documents, in this case are very pertinent

Betty Cartwright Hooker WC Vol 9 178, 195-199

Edward Hooker WC Vol 9 178, 195-199

Mrs. Marion Hooker WC Vol 9 178, 195-199

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...absPageId=18986

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...absPageId=19006

As Rachel Maddow might say, the following items are from the fun facts to know and tell Department.

The latter part is more for entertainment purposes, and it is anything but dull.......

The Dallas Morning News of November 16, 1950 featured a blurb dateline ABILENE, Texas, which read as follows:

Stephens Location

Special To the News

Hooker & De Mohrenschildt No. 1 Trammell is a new wildcat 900 from the south and 640 from the east lines of the SW/4 of 23-7-T&P, twelve miles south of Breckenridge, in Stephens County. Projected depth is 4,250 feet.

1977 CBS report on Oltmans & De Mohrenschildt

Got Democracy?

Edited by Robert Howard

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And the Warren Commission Documents, in this case are very pertinent

Betty Cartwright Hooker WC Vol 9 178, 195-199

Edward Hooker WC Vol 9 178, 195-199

Mrs. Marion Hooker WC Vol 9 178, 195-199

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...absPageId=18986

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...absPageId=19006

As Rachel Maddow might say, the following items are from the fun facts to know and tell Department.

The latter part is more for entertainment purposes, and it is anything but dull.......

The Dallas Morning News of November 16, 1950 featured a blurb dateline ABILENE, Texas, which read as follows:

Stephens Location

Special To the News

Hooker & De Mohrenschildt No. 1 Trammell is a new wildcat 900 from the south and 640 from the east lines of the SW/4 of 23-7-T&P, twelve miles south of Breckenridge, in Stephens County. Projected depth is 4,250 feet.

1977 CBS report on Oltmans & De Mohrenschildt

Got Democracy?

Additionally, when searching a subject like the DeMohrenschildt family, which covers a very broad time chronology, the mary ferrell archives contain a timeline, which, is indispensible in my opinion.....

The Links are below.

The mary ferrell chronologies begin in the year 1818

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...amp;relPageId=1

and continue until August 31, 1966

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...bsPageId=485915

The Mexico City Chronologies begin on August 20, 1963 and continue until October 4, 1963

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...bsPageId=485916

Index page to Mary Ferrell Chronologies

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...o?docSetId=1111

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