Charles Robert HENDRON Charles Robert HENDRON Living HENDRON Living HENDRON Living BRODARICK Living HENDRON Living HENDRON Living HENDRON Living THORPE Russell Dean HENDRON Living HENDRON Gladys Lahoma JENKINS Mini tree diagram
Joe David HENDRON

Joe David HENDRON5,3,7,4,8,9

also known as Joe HENDRON2

18th Apr 19451,2,3,4 - 14th Nov 19755,2,3,4,6

Life History

18th Apr 1945

Born in Los Angeles County, California.1,2,3,4

14th Nov 1975

Died in Solano County, California.5,2,3,4,6

Died in prison; reported as suicide, though there was some doubt

19th Nov 1975

Buried in Goleta Cemetery, Goleta, Santa Barbara County, California.3,4

Other facts

 

Married Living BRODARICK

 

Married Living THORPE

 

Birth of son Living HENDRON

 

Birth of daughter Living HENDRON

 

Birth of son Living HENDRON

 

Birth of daughter Living HENDRON

 

Birth of daughter Living HENDRON

Notes

  • I remember the family referring to Joe David as Jodie.  This was alsoa childhood name of his grandfather Joseph Asa Jenkins.  I remembervisiting the Hendrons on a family vacation in 1956, when I was 8 yearsold.

    Joe was reported with his parents and older brother Charles Jr in the1964 Santa Barbara City Directory.

    Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005
    Joe David Hendron
    Karen L Brodarick
    Marriage 6 Sep 1964
    Recorded Clark County, Page D08

    They were listed in the city directory the next year.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Santa Barbara, California, City Directory 1964, p 308
    Hendron C R Co (Charles R Hendron) concrete contr h 2305 Calle Noguerah do (also Home address)
    Hendron Chas constn wrkr Hendron C R Co h 3960 Via Lucero apt 10
    Hendron Chas R (Lahoma; Hendron C R Co) concrete contr h 3305 CalleNoguera
    Hendron Joe stdnt h 3305 Calle Noguera

    In September 1964, Joe married Karen Broaderick.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Santa Barbara, California, City Directory 1965, p 308
    Hendron C R Jr stdnt h 2305 Calle Noguera
    Hendron C R Co (Charles R Hendron) concrete contr h 2305 Calle Noguera
    Hendron Charles R (Lahoma; Hendron C R Co) concrete contr h 175Harvard la
    Hendron Joe (Karen) form sitter C R Hendron h 122 Los Aguejes av apt 1

    Joe David's former sister-in-law, Sue Briggs, former wife of CharlesRobert Junior, told me in February 2008 that Joe David had beenmarried twice and that he had twins from each of these marriages.  Butthe only child I could find any information on at that time was hisson with Margaret Thorpe, born in 1974, also named Joe David.

    Further information was obtained from Joe D's daughter Lenae, whowrote me in April 2008 to introduce herself, as well as a twin brotherof Joe David Jr, Jason Charles.

    "His first wife's name was Karen and he had twin girls; names are Miaand Tina"
    --  Lenae Hendron, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 25 April 2008

    "My name is Lenae Hendron.  I am the oldest child of my father's 2ndmarriage.  I have twin half sisters that I have not met since I was atoddler.  I have one living brother, Joe David Hendron and onedeceased brother, Jason Charles Hendron who died in a tragic caraccident at the age of 22."
    --  Lenae Hendron, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 24 April 2008

    The birth record for Jason Charles was elusive.  I did find it withhis name entered as Jason C.  I had earlier found a Social SecurityDeath Index entry recording his birth and death.

    Joe married Margaret (Peggy) Thorpe in 1970 in Las Vegas.

    Nevada Marriage Index
    Joe David Hendron, Residence California
    Spouse Margaret Marie Thorpe, Residence California
    Marriage 3 Apr 1970, Las Vegas
    Civil celebrant, Recorded date 13 Apr 1970

    Joe and Margaret were listed in the 1973 Santa Barbara City Directory. Margaret was listed under her nickname Peggy that year as well as in1974.  Joe's middle initial is reported here as E, instead D forDavid.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Santa Barbara, California, City Directory, 1973, p 298
    Hendron G Lahoma h 175 Harvard Av
    Hendron Joe E [Joe D] (Peggy M) form str Hendron Associates h 536c WPedregosa St

    In and 1974, one other name is Robt D Hendron, a name not otherwiseknown in this nuclear famliy.  This may be an error for Ruddell D(Russell Dean), Joe's youngerst brother.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Santa Barbara, California, City Directory, 1974, p 343
    Hendron G Lahoma h 175 Harvard Av
    Hendron Joe E [Joe D] (Peggy M) form str Hendron Associates h 536c WPedregosa St
    Hendron Robert D h 6671 Berkshire Terr (Goleta) Apt 12

    In 2006, I found a burial entry for Joe David Hendron in GoletaCemetery, in Santa Barbara County, where the family lived, and where Ilast saw his mother, my Aunt Lahoma.  This was the first public recordI found for Joe David.
    --  Goleta Cemtery Records,http://www.cagenweb.com/santabarbara/sbcgs/goleta_h.htm

    I found the California Death Index listing in July 2007, along withthe California Birth Index listing.  The California Birth Index tellsus that Joe David was born in Los Angeles County.  I had already foundthe date from other sources before finding the Birth Index record inFebruary 2008.  His birth date was 18 April 1945.

    I found matching information in the Social Security Death Index.According to the SSDI, Joe David died in November 1975.  This indexlacks an address at the time of death, which is normally included.The month of death matches the exact date of 14 November 1975 reportedby the California Death Index.  Joe David died in Solano County, innorthern California.

    Family members tell me, in email exchanges February-April 2008,  JoeDavid died in prison, under suspicious circumstances.  Some thought hewas murdered.  He died just 2 weeks before he was to be released.  Hisdaughter Lenae reports (person email communication) that her mothertold her that Joe David had indicated he was happy to be getting outand excited about seeing his family again in just a few days.

    California Death Index, 1940-1997
    Joe D Hendron
    Birth 18 Apr 1945 California
    Death 14 Nov 1975 Solano County, California
    Social Security #565-60-8920

    I had also found in February 2008 a report that he and his wife haddivorced in September that same year.  I found it odd that he would bedivorced and then die two months later.  The California Divorce Indexhad told me that he was divorced from Margaret Thorpe in September1975.

    The California Divorce Index has an entry for Joe D and Margaret,dated September 1975.
    California Divorce Index, 1966-1984, Santa Barbara County
    Hendron Joe D  b 1945
    Thorpe Margaret M  b 1949
    Married 1970  Divorce 09 75

    In email exchanges in April 2008, Joe D's daughter Lenae said sheasked her mother about the divorce.  Margaret (called Peggy by thefamily) said they were never divorced.

    "I spoke with my mom last night regarding the divorce. She told methey were never divorced so I'm a little confused on that. My fatherdied while incarcerated .... The facts are a little shady on hisdeath.  Some say he committed suicide while others say he wasmurdered. He was to be released two weeks before he died and from whatmy mom says, he was very excited [at the prospect of being] home withhis wife and children."
    --  Lenae Hendron, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 25 April 2008

    What a mystery we have, then, finding such an entry in the officialCalifornia records!  A divorce that never happened!?  How did such anentry get entered into the California records, with all the rightinformation for these two persons?

    The divorce was registered in Santa Barbara County, in southernCalifornia.  Two months later he died in prison in Solano County,northern California, on 14 Nov 1975.

    [Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-L, Ed. 6, Social SecurityDeath Index: US)
    Hendron, Joe
    Birth 18 April 1945
    Death November 1975  [No day's date or address at time of deathreported]
    Social Security #565-60-8920 Issued in California

    Joe David was buried in Santa Barbara County, where he had previouslybeen living.  The Goleta Cemetery Registry reports he was buried on 19November 1975.

    Santa Barbara Genealogical Society, Goleta Cemetery Registry HA
    HENDRON, JOE DAVID
    Apr 18, 1945  Nov 14, 1975
    30 years old
    Place of death Solano County
    Buried Nov 19, 1975, Section 5 East, Lot 128, Space 7

    Joe David Hendron
    Birth Apr 18, 1945 Los Angeles County, California
    Death Nov 14, 1975 Solano County, California
    Parents:
    Charles Robert Hendron (1915 - 1991)
    Gladys Lahoma Jenkins Hendron (1914 - 1991)
    Burial Goleta Cemetery, Goleta, Santa Barbara County, California
    Created by Damien Mar 25, 2006
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #13730889,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=13730889

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