Tom Scully wrote:
Below is a thumbnail of an image file attachment. The image file is of the 1939 Citizenship Naturalization document of George A. Bouhe. It includes the names, addresses and signatures of two sponsors of Bouhe, Stewart Dyckman and Alexander Daniloff. Stewart Dyckman's parents were Willaim A. Dyckman, son of William H. and Naomi Dyckman of Orange, NJ, and Clare M. Stewart, daughter of Douglas Stewart of Ottawa, CA, and granddaughter of a Nova Scotia lumber baron from Scotland. The W.A. Dyckman house is preserved in Dallas.
I expect that Bouhe went to Dallas at the behest of Stewart Dyckman.
Tom, I believe that you fill find material in this post of interest, Bouhe died in October 1980, ostensibly in Dallas, Texas
Would be nice if we had his obit........
Where were you born, Mr. Bouhe?
I was born in what was then St. Petersburg, now Leningrad, Russia, on February 11 or 24, 1904, and the difference in dates is because we had the Julian and Gregorian calendar, and I have a baptismal certificate showing, February 11.
Under the old Russian calendar?
That would be February 24 under the present day calendar?
Mr. LIEBELER, Tell us when and how it came that you came to the United States.
During the years 1920 through 1923 back in Petrograd, Russia, while I was finishing my high school there, which was called the Gymnasium, although it had nothing to do with athletics, I was working for the American Relief Commission as an office boy.
It was an association to which the American Congress allocated, I think, $100 million for the relief of the starving population of Russia.
The Hon. Herbert Hoover was Chairman of that Commission. He sent American executives to Russia to set up branch
offices in several cities, including what was then already Petrograd, and I, speaking English, was an office boy.
When we finished that thing, I got a little letter of thanks which is now here framed, which is my great pride and joy, in which it says to George Alexandrovich Bouhe, in gratitude and recognition of his faithful efforts to assist the American Relief Commission in its efforts to relieve the suffering of the hungry population in Russia.
After you worked for the American Relief Commission, did that lead to your coming to the United States?
That is correct. My association with some of the supervisors which were American executives led to numerous discussions with them, including, the now deceased Prof. Frank Colder of Stanford University, Gen. William Haskell, who later commanded the National Guard; one of my supervisors said, "Why don't you come to America?" So after the office closed sometime in August 1923, more or less, I applied for a passport to leave Russia but was refused. Then I went across the little river separating Soviet Russia from Finland in the middle of September at night, and it was cold, and got out.
You went into Finland and came to the United States?
Through Germany and then to the United States in April 1924.
Did you eventually become an American citizen?
I became an American citizen on or about June 1939.
Did you continue your education when you came to the United States?
Not regularly and not formally. I was working for 13 years for what is now the Chase Manhattan Bank, but it had previous mergers. I attended the American Institute of Banking, and that is all I did there, which is not much.
Let me ask you where you learned English, Mr. Bouhe.
At home. At the age of 5 to age of 7, I had a French governess. At the age of 7 to 9, I had a German governess. At the age of 10 to maybe 11, I had an English governess.
You got your first acquaintance with English through the English governess, is that correct?
Your formal education in the Soviet Union was confined to the gymnasium, is that correct?
That's correct, which is slightly over the high school here, but it was what is called classical, namely because they taught us Latin and Greek.
When did you first come to Dallas?
(Mr. Jenner entered the room.)
(continued). Mr. Bouhe, this is Mr. Jenner.
On July 4, 1939.
George Bouhe died at the age of 76 in Dallas, I cannot find an obituary.
DOD October 1980
BOUHE, GEORGE A.
Sources: WC Report (281-2, 400-1, 716-8, 720-3, 742); WC 8 (355-78); WC 26, p. 760; CE 2807; CD 87 SS 641, p. 6; CD 205, pp. 397-398, 589, 591, 593, 598, 744; CD 206, pp. 157, 166-167, 173; CD 385 (248); CIA 665-281; HSCA Vol. XI (243); HSCA Vol. XII (75, 379); Accessories After the Fact, Meagher (XXXI, 245); Conspiracy, Summers (226); Legend, Epstein (169-71, 200)
Comments: Lived across street from Ruby who lived at 4727 Homer. Self-appointed "nursemaid" to Dallas Russian community. Attended Declan Fords' party 12/28/62.
First Name: George
Last Name: Bouhe
Birth Date: 11 February 1904
Social Security Number: 129-12-0860
Place of Issuance: New York
Last Residence: Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Zip Code of Last Residence: 75206
Death Date: October 1980
Estimated Age at Death: 76
Mrs. Dyckman's Funeral Planned;
Dallas Morning News; Page: 8;
Funeral Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Sparkman-Brand Chapel
2115 Ross, for Mrs. William S. Dyckman, 4602 Gilbert who died while on a
visit to her son Stewart Dyckman in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Monday.
Mrs. Dyckman was seventy-six, she was a native of Oxford, Nova Scotia and
had been a resident of Dallas for forty-five years. Her husband who died in 1948,
was in the real estate business here. She was a member of the Episcopal Church
of the Incarnation.
Besides her son, Mrs. Dyckman is survived by two daughters Mrs. W. B. Newsome
of Dallas and Mrs. J.G.W. Thomas of Lowell, Mass., a brother Alan Stewart of
Ottawa, Canada and ten grandchildren.
The Rev. C. Gresham Marmion, Jr., pastor of the Episcopal Church of Incarnation,
will be in charge of the services. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Pallbearers are:Emory Martin, Virgil Hooks, Jr., Lawson Goggans, Jr.,
George F. Cox, E.J. Piguet, Jack C. Swain, George Bouhe and
He wrote a letter to the Dallas Morning News
Letters from Readers;
Dallas Morning News;
Reds First Jet
To the Dallas News
In the interest of truth and true history, let me correct the story
which appeared in The News, June 20, to the effect that Nikolai
Ivanovich Kibalchich invented the jet airplane. The report went
on to state that this same Kibalchich threw the bomb that killed
Czar Nicholas II in 1881.
Kibalchich and a group of terrorists threw a bomb which killed
Alexander II, the Liberator. The killers were tried— my
grandfather was on the prosecuting staff— and executed.
Czar Nicholas II, the last czar, was killed with his family
by the Bolsheviks in 1918 by a firing squad in
Ekaterinburg, Russia. I hope his killers will be executed
4603 SAN JACINTO
Dallas Connections Harvard Club
Dallas Morning News, page 12
January 15, 1960
Dallas Morning News
John G. Penson is Nominated by Alumni Group
chairman of the Dallas Committee, a Program for Harvard College and President
of the Harvard Club of Dallas
Chicago Tribune (IL) - December 28, 1961
Deceased Name: Frieda J. Penson, nee Behrendt
Frieda J. Penson, nee Behrendt, Dec, 26, beloved wife of George E.; loving mother of Mrs. Donald L. [Eunice M.] Behrman; dear sister of Marie W. and Minna E. Behrendt, and the late Mrs. Emma Kube. Resting at the Tews Funeral Home, 79th street and Phillips avenue, until 11 a.m., Friday. Then to lie in state in Our Redeemer Lutheran church, 6430 Harvard avenue. Services 1:30 p.m. Interment Bethania. Memorials to Our Redeemer Lutheran church will be appreciated. SO 8-6959
Dallas Morning News, page 21
March 19, 1964
Dallas Morning News
Dean to Address Dinner Meeting of Harvard Club
Dr. Franklin L. Ford, dean of the faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University
will be the principal speaker at the Harvard Club of Dallas dinner meeting at
6:15 pm, April 2, in the Marriot Motor Hotel......
Dallas Morning News, The (TX) - June 3, 2005
Deceased Name: PENSON ,
PENSON, , COLONEL (Retired) DAVID 88, died on Sunday, May 29 of respiratory failure in Fairfax, Virginia. He joined the Seventh Regiment of the New York National Guard in 1939. This unit was federalized in 1940 as the 207th Anti-Aircraft Regiment and was stationed at Camp Stewart, Georgia and later at Newport, Rhode Island. After serving in every enlisted grade from Private to First Sergeant, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Coast Artillery and joined the 492nd Automatic Weapons Battalion, deploying with them to North Africa. He subsequently served in Italy, participating in the Rome-Arno and North Apennines Campaigns and served for a period with the Brazilian Expeditionary Force in Italy. After World War II, Col. Penson served as Headquarters Commandant, Adak, Alaska. He was integrated into the Regular Army as an Artilleryman in July 1946. He served as a United Nations Observer in Palestine in 1948 with subsequent assignments at Fort Bliss and Fort Sill. He was transferred to the Adjutant General Corps in 1950. His first AG assignment was with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg. Subsequent AG assignments followed with Headquarter V Corps in Germany. Headquarters U.S. Army Europe' Army Security Agency, Arlington, Virginia; Department of the Army, Washington, D.C., AG MAAG, Vietnam; Comptroller, TAGO, Department of the Army and finally AG, U.S. Army Engineer Center at Fort Belvoir. Col. Penson completed both the Artillery and Adjutant General Corps Advanced Courses, and Regular Courses, Command and General Staff College and the Armed Forces Staff College. His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Legion of Merit and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. Retiring from active duty as a Regular Army Colonel in 1971 after serving over thirty years, he subsequently served six years on the staff of Army Emergency Relief, a non-profit organization whose mission is to assist financially Army Personnel in emergency situations. Col. Penson is survived by his daughter, Barbara Drake of Annandale, Virginia; his son, David S. Penson of Fairfax, Virginia; his brother, John G. Penson of Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. OB6 Obituaries, Notices
Dallas Morning News, The (TX) - January 4, 2008
Deceased Name: DYCKMAN , STEWARTDied peacefully in his 98th year.
DYCKMAN, STEWARTDied peacefully in his 98th year. He was predeceased by his wife, "Timmie" Winifred and his grandson, Peter Machida. He is survived by his son, Alan Dyckman of Seattle; daughters: Dr. Helen (Norm) Machida of Calgary; Anne (Ron) Cudmore of Ireland; and Claire Dyckman of Seattle. He will also be missed by his sister, Frances Newsome of Dallas and his grandchildren: Rob and Heather Machida, Kris and Mark Cudmore, and Chantae Dyckman. Born in Dallas to a Canadian mother and American father, Stewart had fond memories of a Texas childhood with summers in Ontario, four years at Harvard, a bachelor decade in New York City, where he met his wife Timmie, and some years in Dallas before moving to Calgary, Alberta, Canada with his young family in 1952. He was a graduate of Highland Park High School. His passions were family, family travel and camping, farming, hunting, fishing, dancing, and creative discourse or "snip" with his grandkids. He trained in the U.S. Calvary and served as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy in the Pacific. His business career included Chase Manhattan Bank, the Republic National Bank of Dallas, Proctor and Gamble, and almost thirty years with Norcen in Calgary. Stewart loved teaching Sunday School in Calgary and in Seattle; sponsored several families to the US and Canada; and visited the elderly during his retirement years in Seattle. He felt most thankful for a very full life. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made directly to the charity of your choice. A Celebration of Stewarts life will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 12:00 pm at Sparkman/Hillcrest Northwest Highway Chapel., Dignity Memorial Sparkman Hillcrest 7405 W. Northwest Hwy. Dallas (214) 363-5401 OB6 Obituaries, Notices
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX) - May 18, 2009
Deceased Name: Mary Elizabeth Penson
ARLINGTON -- Mary Elizabeth Penson passed away Saturday, May 16, 2009, at the age of 91.
Service: 4 p.m. Tuesday at First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church in Fort Worth.
Mrs. Penson was born Sept. 14, 1917, in Riverside, Ill.
Mrs. Penson taught high school English and creative writing in De Kalb, Ill., for 17 years before retiring and moving to Texas with her husband, Jack, who preceded her in death in 1987. An avid writer and author of children's books, she was an active member of the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators as well as the American Association of University Women.
Noted author and former student, Richard Powers, wrote of her: "She was a consummate teacher, teaching by shrewd trust and vibrant example, and the chief thing that she taught me, year after year, in countless ways, is how good a thing life is, despite everything."
Survivors: Mrs. Penson is survived by her children, John Penson of College Station, Bonnie Genung of Dallas, Marjorie Anderson of Arlington and James Penson of Arlington; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
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Star-Ledger, The (Newark, NJ) - April 28, 2011
Deceased Name: Robert A. Dyckman
President and CEO of Holmes Protection, Inc., 82
Robert A. Dyckman, 82, died Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Ashbrook Nursing Home in Scotch Plains, N.J., after a lengthy illness.
The funeral will be from Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South Ave., Fanwood, N.J., on Saturday at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary R.C. Church, Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, at 11 a.m. Cremation will be private. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. For additional information or to express condolences, please visit www.fanwoodmemorial.com.
Born in Ossining, N.Y., Mr. Dyckman lived in East Windsor, N.J., and Southwest, Fla., for many years before moving to the Chelsea in Fanwood, N.J., in 2005.
Mr. Dyckman was a veteran, having served in the 43rd infantry division of the U.S. Army.
Prior to retirement he was president and chief executive officer of Holmes Protection, Inc., a national protective security corporation with headquarters in New York City.
He was a member of the Philadelphia and New York City Rotary clubs; a director of the Pittsburgh Fire Protection Co.; a vice president and director of the New York Westside Association; a member of the Sales Executive Club; the International Police Chiefs Association; the National Law Enforcement Association, and the Knights of Columbus.
He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia A. Dyckman. Surviving are his four sons, Mark and his wife, Becky, of Chicago, Ill., Robert and his wife, Susan, of Fanwood, N.J., Matthew and his wife, Kirsten Madison, of Alexandria, Va., and William of Naples, Fla. Also surviving are his three grandchildren, Megan, Kelly, and Bobby.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Eyes for the Needy (www.neweyesfortheneedy.org).