1920 - 2011 (90 years)
||Paul Emil Tognetti |
||02 Nov 1920
||King City, California
||T SGT - US ARMY (As shown on National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific website) |
|Manager, Purina Feed Company |
||23 Apr 2011
||Walsh - Wilson Family Tree | Carolyn
||17 May 2021 |
||Joseph Antonio Tognetti, b. 2 Sep 1888, Minusio, Switzerland d. 4 Dec 1949, King City, California (Age 61 years) |
||Beatrice Marta Maria Ferrini, b. 30 Jul 1883, Frasco, Tessin, Switzerland d. 12 Jun 1970, King City, California (Age 86 years) |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||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.|
||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.
||The Great Tantalus Skirmish|
Article by Hal Wood - 8 Dec 1968
||A Trip to the Altar by Virginia Mae Wilkinson and Paul E. Tognetti|
Church of the Crossroads - 20 Sep 1946
||Foremost to Represent Ful-O-Pep Feeds|
Manager of the Foremost Feed Company is Paul E. Tognetti, living at 1259-B Center Street with wife Virginia and twin daughters.
||1940 Census - Paul E. Tognetti|
Paul E. Tognetti, age 19 and having completed 4 years of high school, living with his parents Joseph and Beatrice Tognetti and family in King City, California.
||"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."