Generation No. 1
1. Cleo Nathan Vincent (James Tisco3, David2, John "Jack" (Vinson)1) was born April 11, 1896 in near Graysville, Putnam County, MO, and died April 21, 1957 in Kirksville, Adair Co., MO. He married (1) Dollie Victoria Mullenix February 07, 1915 in Worthington, Putnam Co, MO by JP W R Haynes, daughter of Solomon Mullenix and Mary West. She was born November 03, 1895 in Putnam County, MO, and died September 29, 1917 in Livonia, Putnam County, MO. He married (2) Ethel Ada Crowder January 1921, daughter of James Crowder and Rosa Williams. She was born January 31, 1902 in Kirksville, MO, and died April 07, 1992 in Los Angeles, CA. He married (3) Mildred Blanche Netterfield January 06, 1934 in Milan, MO, daughter of James Netterfield and Margaret Hermann. She was born July 14, 1907 in Sheldahl, Polk Co., IA, and died October 12, 1994 in Kirksville, MO.
More About Cleo Nathan Vincent:
Burial: Highland Park Cem, Kirksville, MO
Notes for Dollie Victoria Mullenix:
 Of course I never knew Dollie but as a small toddler I learned about her. Her son, Oland was 17 months old when she died and Grandma Vincent raised him until my father married my mother. I always knew her as Olands mother, her picture hung on our living room wall and every memorial day my mother, Ethel, would make artificial flowers for the graves and we always remembered Dollies grave at Rose Cemetery. At first they were placed in a wooden display box with a glass window to protect them from the weather. Later Oland purchased a stone [at my mothers suggestion] with money he inherited from his Grandpa Solomon Mullenix [I think it was something like $100] and going to the Mullenix family home in Putnam County to get the money. Dollie always seemed family to me and I have always held deep affection for her memory. Any time I am in Northern Missouri, I always visit her grave and in the late 1990s I did what I wanted to do for so long --- replace the stone with one that also had a memorial of Oland on it. I did the same with my father & Mildreds stone in Kirksville. It was very expensive, of course, but it was something I felt I just HAD to do. There was no place I could have as a memorial for Oland who was the ideal half-brother and my hero. I would dearly love to have at least a copy of that photo that hung on our (and Grandma Vincents) wall for so long but it has disappeared. I have a photo that might be it as I remember it and hope someone can let me know or provide a photo for me and my memories. --- Richard C. Vincent, May 2001
More About Dollie Victoria Mullenix:
Burial: Rose Cemetery, Putnam Co., MO
Cause of Death: Typhoid Fever
Medical Information: C. O. Thomas, MD, in Worthington, MO, attending Sept 9-29, 1917 (from Missouri Death Certificate; personal Information supplied by James Tisco Vincent)
More About Ethel Ada Crowder:
Burial: April 13, 1992, T16 - 50, Holy Cross Cem, Culver City, CA
More About Mildred Blanche Netterfield:
Burial: Highland Park Cem, Kirksville, MO
Child of Cleo Vincent and Dollie Mullenix is:
2 i. Oland Melvin Vincent, born June 01, 1916 in Putnam County, MO; died October 24, 1944 in Missing in Action, South China Sea (See Note).
Notes for Oland Melvin Vincent:
 The first bombs fell on Cavite on the south side of Manila Bay in the Philippine Islands at 11:50 AM on December 7, 1941, local time . Oland, a pharmacist mate in the U. S. Navy, had joined the 2nd Battalion, 4th Division of the US Marine Corps, at Olongapo on the east side of Subic Bay northwest of Manila Bay.
Corregidor Island, a fortified underground bunker guarded the entrance to Manila Bay similar to Gibraltar Island at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea. US forces were relocated to provide the most defense for Manila Bay and the city of Manila.
With repeated bombing and the assault of Japanese ground forces, the American troops were pressed on into the city of Manila. At this point we received a telegram from Oland simply saying: "Safe and well. Love, Oland."
Defenders of Manila were forced out of the city and Oland was among those who went into Bataan peninsula on the north side of Manila Bay. With no means for escape, it was decided to get as many of the medical personnel as possible to Corregidor in order to support that last defense. Oland was among those who made it across to the island and Bataan surrendered on April 8, 1942.
In newsreel photo taken upon the surrender of Corregidor on May 6, 1942, Oland can be seen with a white towel around his neck standing under the surrender flag. Another medic is standing behind him. The first time I saw this photo was at a theater in Inglewood, California, after I had finished my graveyard shift at Harvill Diecasting plant. I went to the manager of the theater and asked how I could get a copy. He went to the projection booth and cut a frame out of the reel of film.
The prisoners were taken to prison camps in Manila. After a painfully long time we received our first message from Oland in Prison Camp No. 1, indicating he was alive and unhurt. With that message came a mailing address and we were able to exchange a few letters with him before he was killed.
 While attending Oberlin College for officer training in the US Marine Corps, I saw headlines in the newspaper that Japanese ships with prisoners of war had been sunk by the allies the previous October in the South China Seas. My heart fell out of my body and I knew Oland was on the ship.
Oland was in prison camps until the Japanese loaded able bodied men on ships (that were not marked with a red cross) for transfer to Japan as slave labor. Although records were not kept, Oland was reported as leaving the Bilibid prison camp to board one of the ships. The unmarked Arisan Maru was sunk in the South China Seas about 225 miles east of Hong Kong by a U. S. submarine (USS Snook and/or USS Shark) on October 24, 1944. We have never heard again from Oland and the Navy, shortly after the sinking, presumed him dead.
(from the draft copy of "A Journey to the Light" (c) an autobiography by Richard C. Vincent)
More About Oland Melvin Vincent:
Burial: Abt. October 24, 1944, Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines
Military service ID: USN 03370905 Pharmacist's Mate, 2nd Class
Children of Cleo Vincent and Ethel Crowder are:
3 i. James Darel Vincent, born March 13, 1922 in Kirksville, Adair Co., MO; died April 28, 1986 in Milan Care Center, Milan, Sullivan Co., MO.
Notes for James Darel Vincent:
FROM BIRTH CERTIFICATE: Born alive at home (1501 S. Boundary St., Kirksville, MO), in full term. at 4:30 AM. F. B. Farrington, Physician, attending. Birth certificate filed on April 11th, two (2) days BEFORE the given birth date. There is a large X across the "Father" information. Knowing my father, I suspect he was drunk and imagined that James was not his son. The attending physician was a drinking chum of his. (Richard C. Vincent, November 7, 1997)
I recall making long auto trips to Macon (about 36 miles south of Kirksville) for my brother, James, to get chiropractic treatments. I am told that the doctor who delivered him at home was under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol at the time and damaged James' head at birth. I recall the band around his head and the spasms he would have at night when he was five years old.
My aunt Lettie told me that the doctor dropped James on his head. When the doctor saw what had happened, he poured alcohol down James' throat. The doctor apparently thought James would soon die and the alcohol would facilitate the process. It didn't kill James but he was severely retarded, didn't walk until the age of seven and never did talk, read or write. He never grew mentally beyond the age of six. Dr. Mahaffey, a chiropractor in Macon, helped him walk.
Doctors predicted James would die before he reached his teens. He died in a nursing home for the retarded in Milan, MO, on April 28, 1986. He was 64 years old, three years older than his father at his death. After James died, I tried to get a copy of his birth certificate but was told by the State of Missouri that an attorney was required to request opening the "incomplete" file ... whatever that means. On November 7, 1997, I received a copy of James' birth and death certificates from the State of Missouri.
FROM THE DEATH CERTIFICATE: Died at 8:45 PM at the Milan Care Center, Milan, Sullivan Co., MO, of Respiratory Arrest due to Aspirated Emesis and Nutritional Deficit. Had mental retardation. M. Tabibi, DO, attending.
James and I grew up together but were not able to play together as children normally do because he couldn't understand the rules of the game. His hands were not fully functional; hence, even throwing a ball was difficult because it never went where it was supposed to go. I was always having to protect and defend him from the cruel remarks of our peers. James knew people and had good hearing and memory but he had no powers of logic or reason. He had his own sign language which the family learned to understand.
Prepared by Richard C. Vincent (1997)
More About James Darel Vincent:
Burial: Maple Hills Cemetery, Kirksville, Adair Co., MO
4 ii. Richard Cleo Vincent, born January 29, 1924 in Kirksville, MO. He met William Victor Pass July 27, 1969 in Circle of Friends, Dallas, TX; born November 02, 1944 in Tulare, Tulare County, CA; died April 16, 1992 in Dallas, Dallas County, TX.
Notes for Richard Cleo Vincent:
Richard never married.
William Victor Pass, lifemate since July 27, 1969, legally adopted Richard, as an adult, on September 12, 1985, in the 304th Judicial District Court of Dallas, TX, (Case No. A-25306W), Judge Craig Penfold, presiding. Although there were no limitations, this was to establish a binding legal relationship to provide authority in rendering immediate and valid decisions by and for each party on matters of personal care and death provisions. It was also considered a demonstration of the personal tie between Richard and Victor, who proudly proclaimed to all that Richard was his son.
Victor was born in Tulare, CA, on November 02, 1944, and died in Dallas, TX, on April 16, 1992, due to complications from severe diabetes and the HIV virus. Richard, upon his death, will be buried in a double underground crypt with Victor in the Court of Freedom, Laureland Memorial Park at Interstate 35E and Laureland Road in Dallas. [Prepared by Richard C. Vincent]
More About William Victor Pass:
Burial: April 20, 1992, Court of Freedom, Lauerl Land Memorial Park, Dallas, TX
Children of Cleo Vincent and Mildred Netterfield are:
+ 5 i. Kenneth Claude Vincent, born June 19, 1940 in Kirksville, Adair Co., MO.
+ 6 ii. Ferrill Lahoyt Vincent, born November 08, 1945 in Kirksville, MO.
Generation No. 2
5. Kenneth Claude Vincent (Cleo Nathan4, James Tisco3, David2, John "Jack" (Vinson)1) was born June 19, 1940 in Kirksville, Adair Co., MO. He married (1) Helen Ruth Nicoletti May 19, 1959 in Kirksville, MO, daughter of Pete Nicoletti and Margaret Gray. She was born March 26, 1940 in Neosho, Newton Co., MO. He married (2) Kathryn "Kitty" Sheridan October 1973. He married (3) Christina Gattuso September 22, 1990, daughter of Nicholas Guttuso and Marie Santa Giresi. She was born December 29, 1949 in Passaic, NJ.
Notes for Christina Gattuso:
I was born 12/29/49 in Passaic, NJ in the middle of a snow storm. Attended
catholic schools for 15 years. In sixth grade decided NOT to become a nun
and pursued a career in the hotel industry 1978 - 1990. Married in 1970,
divorced in 1983 and ran away from home at the tender age of 31 to the US
Virgin Islands where I became operations mgr at the Buccaneer resort.
After joining Hotel Management Services my assignments took me to Memphis,
Atlanta, Savannah, Pensacola, Little Rock, Asheville. Married my boss of
ten years in 1990, (who I addressed as "Mr. Vincent" for another six
months) and became stepmom to Kimberly - a wonderful addition to my life!
Retired in 1992 and became a full-time gardener and snack-lady to our
menagerie. The rest is history! [from Christina on August 26, 2001]
Children of Kenneth Vincent and Helen Nicoletti are:
7 i. Timothy Todd Vincent, born August 20, 1961 in Kirksville, Adair Co., MO. He married Lori Jean Willard August 07, 1982 in United Church of Christ, Ft. Madison, IA, Rev. James Laak.
8 ii. Anthony Aaron Vincent, born September 12, 1963 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY.
Child of Kenneth Vincent and Kathryn Sheridan is:
9 i. Kimberly Ann Vincent, born February 12, 1982; Adopted child.
6. Ferrill Lahoyt Vincent (Cleo Nathan4, James Tisco3, David2, John "Jack" (Vinson)1) was born November 08, 1945 in Kirksville, MO. He married (1) Darlene Lynn Halley December 16, 1965, daughter of Earnest Halley and Alice Passig. She was born November 09, 1945. He married (2) Debbie (unknown) 1987.
Children of Ferrill Vincent and Darlene Halley are:
10 i. James Ferrill Vincent, born August 30, 1966 in Kirksville, MO.
11 ii. Robert Christopher Vincent, born June 04, 1970 in Kirksville, MO.
12 iii. Alisha Marie Vincent, born June 02, 1977 in Kirksville, MO.