Growing up years
Grover and Effie [Bro] McNutt with their children
Dawn, Carl and Evelyn
in Airport Village.
Carl was a middle child born in to
Grover and Effie [Bro] McNutt. He was bracketed by two sisters,
Dawn and Evelyn. Unfortunately, Evelyn was killed at 17 in an
Two years after Carl's birth, the family moved from Yakima, Washington
San Jose [Santa Clara], California.
There they lived in a housing area called "Airport Village." Carl
it was a great place for kids. In the picture above you can see
the housing backed up to a park.
San Jose is centrally located in the state of California, and when the
family moved there, it was the outlet for the sales of products of the
surrounding fruit farms. The warm Mediterranean weather was great
for a large part of the year. San Jose was the focus of
California's suburban growth in the 1950's and 60's with tract homes
being occupied as fast as they were built.
San Jose, California south end of the bay-current day.
Dad went to Lincoln
High School for two years and then San Jose Tech High for two
Grover and Carl McNutt
school I excelled in lunchtime and recess! Unfortunately
it shows now. I was never good with books or people, only with things.
Machine Shop in high school. After High School I joined The U.S. Air
Air Force Specialty Code was 43151C. That's Aircraft and Engine
(A+E) single engine, Staff Sergeant, jet."
Dad's Air Force
enlistment took him to Europe, North Africa and back to the United
In 1962 he
left the Air Force
and went back to San Jose.
There he meet
my mother, Judith
Ann Bolan [born May 21, 1947 in San Francisco, California], who was
working in a local dime store. He
said he bought several potato peelers around that time.
He had to have some reason to keep going back
to talk to her!
were married April 12, 1962 in Reno, [Washoe County] Nevada.
I was born not long after that and
my brother Lee followed three years later.
Carl and Judy McNutt
Carl, Judy [Bolan]
and Carla McNutt
[I'm the little squirt on the left!]
McNutt Family Tree
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