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Family Sheet

Name: Eugene Francis Krueger Note Born: 19 Oct 1901 at Oxford, , , Iowa. Married: 2 Nov 1931 Died: 29 Feb 1992 at Carmichael, , , CA Father: William H. Krueger Mother: Frances Floerchinger
Name: Laura Isabelle Snook Note Born: 1 Nov 1902 at Elm Creek, , Buffalo Co, Neb. Died: Other Spouses: Elvis Lyle Grainger Father: Thaddeus Leonadus (thadsnook\ Charley) Mother: Mae Belle Fay

1). 18401.ged Grandpa Krueger Was born in Oxford Iowa on Oct 19th, 1901. The Krueger family moved to No. Dakota where they farmed and raised cattle. The younger children were raised there and went to school nearby. Gene told My mother, Lyla, that at one time his teacher was his own sister Anna. He said he had to be extra good in her class. When Gene was in his early teens, the Krueger family moved to another farm near Mecicine Hat, Alberta Canada. At the age of 18 he joined the Royal Canadian Calvary and was assigned to the 7th Lighthorse Brigade. He trained with his horse to go fight in France during World War l.Like many of the young men of that day, he was dissappointed that the Armistace was declared before he had a chance to defend his country. He liked to recall that during his time in the Calvary he had the chance to shake hands with the Duke of Windsor. He loved horses and was an excellent rider. He and his brothers often rode in the local rodeos. He had a lifetime love of baseball. He played often inhis youth, as did his brothers and his father. He later taught and coached baseball to many young men. I can remember hin taking me to watch the Sacramento Solons in the mid 1940s. Gene moved to Westwood Ca. in the early 1920 s. He worked for the Red River Lumber Co. as a lumber grader. It was in Westwood that he met Laura. He married her along with her three small children. He was a warm and devoted husband and father. The children thought of him as their real dad. One of the fondest memories of his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews was when he would gather them arround him and play his old accordian and sing funny songs to them..He continued to work for the Red River Lumber Co. until it closed. The family then moved to Sacramento where he worked briefly for the Doris Lumber and Molding Co. until he retired. His retirement was short lived. Gene was an expert at processing Lumber and was written up in some trade journals. An article caught the attention of some representatives of the Phillipine Govt. who contacted Gene and persuaded him to go to Mindanao and help them build their first dry kiln. Then the asked him to stay on and teach them to opperate it. He and Laura were there for six years. They returned to Sacramento where they took over the Krueger Mkt from his brother Willie who was eager to retire. The market was located at 2620 T st. Durring the short time they owned the store, they were robbed twice. In the first robbery a young man pointed a gun at him. Gene reacted very quicklyand grabbed the gun. In the tussle Gene was shot in the upper righr side. The young man ran from the store. Gene chassed him and caught up with him. He wrestled the robber to the ground and held him until some passing motorists came to his aid. The Frontpage headlines in the Sacramento Bee and The Sacramento Union read TOUGH OLD MAN CAPTURES ROBBER . What a guy. After they were robbed the second time they decided it was time to retire. They traveled around the country collecting beautiful rocks and minerals. They also have an extensive shell collection which they brought back from the Phillipines. Gene was skilled at mathmatics, Cards. games of all kinds, such as horseshoes an billiards. In fact he almost went on tour at one point in his life togive demonstrations of his pool skills. He loved to hunt deer and often took me, His grandson with him and tought me to hunt. I will miss him greatly. I, David Cozart, his grandson, son of Lyla Grainger Cox, wrote this using exerpts fron the eulagy written by Lyla Fay Grainger Cox.
2).  18401.ged  She also married James Lee BAILEY.  Married to Laura Isabelle Snook. Some confusion as to his name. Family group sheet from Grandma Laura shows Q.A. Bailey. Other records show James Lee Bailey.Married to Laura Isabelle Snook.


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