Eighth Generation


2518. Harold Henry McCuistion was born on 4 February 1916 in Orange County, California.296,1342 He appeared in the census on 10 April 1930 in Santa Ana City, Orange County, California.2468 He lived in Santa Ana City, Orange County, California on 10 April 1930 2468 Harold was living with his grandparents. In 1940 Harold was a Petroleum Distributor in Orange County, California.296 Harold owned the first self-serve service stations in Orange County, California.

He also served as a Deputy Sheriff in Orange County, California. He served in the military U.S. Naval Reserve World War II.2469 He was also the local Air Raid Warden. In 1956 he was a Cattle Rancher in Orange County, California.296 Just prior to and after his retirement, Harold became interested in Hereford cattle. He owned two small ranches in Orange County, California. Harold died on 18 November 1960 at the age of 44 in Orange County, California.296,1342 Harold had severe back pain from disintegrating bones in his spine and had undergone two major back surgeries in the early 1950's. They had tried bone replacement from a bone bank which was not successful. It is thought this problem could have been caused by him lifting and moving 50-gallon drums of oil for a job that he had in his early teens. Several doctors told him prior to his death that nothing could be done for him. Harold committed suicide with a gun shot to the head. He was buried in Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, Orange County, California.296 He had Social Security Number 554-09-3060.1342 Harold has reference number RM 4179. LBM 87ii-364

Harold Henry McCuistion and Virginia Nell Mason were married on 9 November 1935.296 Virginia Nell Mason, daughter of Otis Browne Mason and Mary Eva Jenkins, was born on 30 December 1915 in Wright, Iowa.296 She died on 12 December 2001 at the age of 85 in California.2470

Harold Henry McCuistion-4179 and Virginia Nell Mason-20473 had the following children:

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Harold Donald "Don" McCuistion-20476.

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Barbara Elaine McCuistion-20172.

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Larry Mason "Hawk" McCuistion-20490.