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Family of Carl Trueman BIDELER and Helen Rose CARDIN

Carl Trueman BIDELER b. 1921 Mar 233346 at Russellville, AR3346. d. 1988 Aug 193346 at St Luke Episcopal Hosp (city?), (res) Nederland, TX5144. bd. Oak Bluff Mem Park, Port Neches, TX840.
Helen Rose CARDIN b. 1923 Sep 24840. d. 1965 Nov 225145 at St Mary;s Hospital, Port Arthur, TX5145. bd. Oak Bluff Mem Park, Port Neches, TX840.

Married5143 1945 Nov 265143 at Sebastian Co., AR5143.

Helen Rose CARDIN b. 1923 Sep 24840. d. 1965 Nov 225145 at St Mary;s Hospital, Port Arthur, TX5145. bd. Oak Bluff Mem Park, Port Neches, TX840.

Carl appears variously in records as Truman, Trueman, Carl T, Carl Truman and Carl Trueman Bideler. In later records, he appears more often with first name as Carl.

The Social Security application3346 for Trueman Carl Bideler lists his parents as William C Bideler and Bessie A Fitzjurls.

In 1940, Truman resided5142 in the household of William T Barnett, along with his mother, Bessie Barnett.

Carl enlisted1681 in the Army on Jan 6, 1941. He served for four and a half years and was released Aug 31, 1945, with an honorable discharge170. His headstone840 has "PFC US ARMY WORLD WAR II."

On Nov 26, 1945, Carl Trueman Bideler married5143 Nov 26, 1945, in Sebastian Co., AR, Helen Rose Cardin. They were both residents of Paris, AR. Helen Bideler died5145 in 1965.

Carl T Bideler married5151 Apr 10, 1967, in Jefferson Co., TX, Hettie Green Kibby. Carl and Hettie were divorced5152 just over a year later, Nov 22, 1968.

Mrs Helen Rose (Cardin) Bideler died5145 at the age of 43, having been ill for about a year. She was survived by her husband, three daughters: Mary, Catherine and Betsy Jane Bideler; one son John Bideler; two sisters: Mrs Hazel Copsy of Sylmar, CA, and Mrs Marie Estes of Conway, AR; two brothers: Edward Cardin of Paris, AR, and Harry Cardin of Kansas City, MO; and her father John Cardin of Paris, AR.

Child 2. Catherine

Catherine married4764 in Jefferson Co., TX, Oct 5, 1974, Lavon E Dunaway. A 1978 newspaper article5154 mentions that Catherine B Dunaway, daughter of Carl T Bideler, was a 1972 graduate of Nederland (TX) High School, had attended Lamar University, and had recently graduated with honors from USAF training for aircraft navigation systems specialists.She was then stationed with a unit of the Air Training Command at Kessler AFB in Mississippi. Her husband Lavon Dunaway was the son of Mr and Mrs W H Dunaway, Sr., of Nederland.

In 1986, a newspaper article5156 noted that Air Force Reserve Staff Sgt Catherine M Porter, daughter of Carl T Bideler, had graduated from a USAF medical services course at Sheppard AFB. Her husband was Air Force Staff Sgt Glenn H Porter, the son of Newton and Barbara Porter of Flat Rock, Michigan.

The 1988 obituary5144 of Catherine's father mentioned surviving daughter Cathy Porter of Panama.

Child 4. Betsy

The Texas birth index2751 provides Betsy Jane's birthdate; her birth announcement5147 provides the location.

Assumed to be the daughter of Carl Bideler, Betsy J Bideler, age 18, married4764 in Jefferson Co., TX, Jun 14, 1980, Gary M Pitcher, age 26. Betsy J Pitcher, age 24, and Gary M Pitcher, age 32, were divorced5152 Oct 2, 1986, in Jefferson Co., TX.

Children of Carl Trueman BIDELER and Helen Rose CARDIN:

1. John Carl BIDELER5144 b. 1947 May 302159.
md. Paula Sue JOHNSON
2. Catherine Marie BIDELER2571 b. 1953 Sep 172571 at Jefferson Co., TX2571.
3. Mary Helen BIDELER5144 b. 1959 Jul 302571 at Jefferson Co., TX2571.
md. Edward D BODDEN
4. Betsy Jane BIDELER5144 b. 1962 Feb 62571 at St Mary's Hospital, Port Arthur, TX5147.


170. WWII Draft and Enlistment Records; www.ancestry.com, familysearch.org
840. Gravestone inscriptions - www.findagrave.com
1681. U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; www.ancestry.com
2159. U. S. Public Records Index, Volumes 1 and 2; www.ancestry.com, familysearch.org
2571. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997; familysearch.org, www.ancestry.com
2751. Obit - Marden, Frederick G, Syracuse (NY) Herald, Wed, Feb 11, 1914; newspaperarchive.com
3346. U. S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; www.ancestry.com
4764. Texas Marriage Collection, Texas Marriage Index, 1814-1909 and 1966-2011; www.ancestry.com
5142. 1940 Fed Census AR, Logan Co., Short Mountain Twp; www.ancestry.com
5143. Arkansas Marriage Index, 1933-1939, Arkansas County Marriages Index, 1837-1957; familysearch.org, www.ancestry.com
5144. Obit - Bideler, Carl Truman, Port Neches (TX) Midcounty Chronicle, Wed, Aug 31, 1988; newspaperarchive.com
5145. Obit - Bideler, Helen Rose, Port Arthur (TX) News, Tues, Nov 23, 1965; newspaperarchive.com
5147. Bideler, , Betsy Jane, birth announcement, Port Arthur (TX) News, Sun, Feb 11, 1962; newspaperarchive.com
5148. 1930 Fed Census AR, Logan Co., Paris; www.ancestry.com
5151. Texas Select County Marriage Records, 1837-2015; www.ancestry.com
5152. Texas Divorce Index, 1968-2011; www.ancestry.com
5154. Dunaway, Airman Catherine B, Kessler AFB, Miss., Midcounty (Port Neches, TX) Chronicle Review, Wed, Dec 13, 1978; newspaperarchive.com
5156. Porter, Staff Sgt Catherine M (Bideler), graduate from USAF medical services course, (Port Neches, TX) Mid County Chronicle, Wed, Nov 19, 1986; newspaperarchive.com