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Paul Emil Tognetti

Paul Emil Tognetti

Male 1920 - 2011  (90 years)

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  • Name Paul Emil Tognetti 
    Born 02 Nov 1920  King City, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service T SGT - US ARMY (As shown on National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific website) 
    Occupation Honolulu, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Manager, Purina Feed Company 
    Died 23 Apr 2011  Waipahu, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2456  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree | Carolyn
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2013 

    Family Virginia Mae Wilkinson,   b. 21 Feb 1922,   d. 18 May 1981, Paulsbo, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 20 Sep 1946  Honolulu, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Helen Kathleen Tognetti
    +2. Paula Elaine Tognetti
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2013 19:53:26 
    Family ID F866  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Manager, Purina Feed Company - - Honolulu, Hawaii Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Sep 1946 - Honolulu, Hawaii Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos Lily Wyser Wilkinson Arrival in Honolulu, 1954
    (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    1947 Family Portrait - Helen and James Wilkinson with daughter Virginia Mae Wilkinson and son James William Wilkinson Jr.
    1947 Family Portrait - Helen and James Wilkinson with daughter Virginia Mae Wilkinson and son James William Wilkinson Jr.
    Paul Tognetti in Army Uniform
    Paul Tognetti in Army Uniform
    Paul was drafted into the Army on 15 July 1944, and served until 15 July 1946 -- two years to the day. He was in the Seventh Division Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC), serving in Hawaii, Okinawa, the Philippines, and Korea. Left as a technical sergeant. (From his oral history, Social Science Research Institute, University of Hawaii at Manoa, April 1994.

    Documents
    'An Era of Change:  Oral Histories of Civilians in World War II Hawaii'  -- Paul Tognetti
    "An Era of Change: Oral Histories of Civilians in World War II Hawaii" -- Paul Tognetti
    "Paul Tognetti was born in California in 1920. He is the second youngest of five children born to his Swiss immigrant parents and was raised on the family dairy farm in Salinas Valley. He graduated from high school in 1939, then attended San Jose State University on a basketball scholarship. As part of the school's football team, he came to Hawai'i to play a police benefit game and a game against the University of Hawai'i, which was scheduled for December 13, 1941.

    "When the war started, Tognetti stayed in Hawai'i and joined the police force. In July 1944, he was drafted into the army and served for two years. After his release from the service, be married and worked for Hawaiian Pineapple Company.

    "In 1948 he returned to his hometown to work for Ralston Purina, but in 1950, he decided to come back to Hawai'i, where he continued to work in the feed and grain business. He is the father of twin daughters."

    This is a slightly edited transcription of an interview conducted by the Center for Oral History, University of Hawai'i at Manoa. The reader should be aware that an oral history document portrays information as recalled by the interviewee. Because of the spontaneous nature of this kind of document, it may contain statements and impressions that are not factual."