Walter Baldwin Trice Jr.'s Family Tree



Walter Baldwin Trice Jr.


Walter Baldwin Trice, Sr

Jeanie May Paris

Zachariah Benson Trice

Nancy Julia Baldwin
























Walter Baldwin Trice, Jr. was born April 1, 1919 in the small town of Cunningham, Adams County, WA He died in Mankato, Minnesota on October 14, 1985.


His father of the same name was born Nov 5, 1877 at Baldwinville, Talbot County, Georgia, the 2nd of 5 children to Zachariah Benson Trice and Nancy Julia Baldwin. At age 29 (10/4/06) he started work as a telegrapher and agent for a railroad. He married Jeanie May Paris on 6/16/08 at LaGrange, GA. Their other children were: Eugene Anderson (3/29/09), Juanita Inez (6/11/10), Hortense Ione (8/8/11)  Mary Eloise (6/6/13) - all 4 in Maryville, TN; Julia Eleanor (12/13/14 at Barlow, ND); Martha Jeanette (4/19/16 at Wing, ND); WBT Jr (4/1/19) and Ruth Mae (11/8/20 in Mabton, Yakima County, WA. An infant son was still born in 1922 at Prosser. He retired from the Burlington Northern RR and retired to Holly Hill, Fl in 1943. He spent the last years of his life living with his daughter, Julia Eleanor Trice Perry and died there on April 12, 1959.   Side note - Rev Robert Hall conducted his funeral on 4/14/59 in Vallejo, CA


It was in Prosser that Walter Jr. grew up and graduated from High School and attended Gonzaga University. He worked for a railroad and then became an insurance agent for New York Life Insurance Co. He was among the leaders in sales nationwide for several years.  He married LaVerne Helen Bedell Bowersl on December 25, 1944 in Toppnish, WA and soon adopted her daughter, Helen Sylvia Bowers. Helen's original birth certificate was sealed by the court and her name was legally changed to Helen Sylvia Trice and shows Walter as her father!  The family lived in Spokane, WA where Jeanne Laverne was born. (See chronology of move to Alaska and other births in LaVerne's bio)

Walter worked for the Alaska Railroad as a telegrapher until his medical Retirement.  Following his divorce from LaVerne, he moved to Saint Paul, Minnesota and died nearby in Manketo on October 14, 1985.