Valera Catherine Vaubel1,2,3

ID# 3687, (1909 - 2000)
FatherRev. Edmond George Vaubel4,5,6 (25 Apr 1878 - 18 Sep 1964)
MotherCatherine Angelia Glabe4,7,8 (25 Sep 1888 - 25 Jan 1964)

Key Events:

Birth: 6 Oct 1909, Chatsworth, Illinois9,10,11
Marriage: 15 Aug 1957, Washington, Illinois, John Alonzo Corbin9,12
Divorce: 1958, John Alonzo Corbin4
Marriage: 17 Dec 1972, San Diego, California, Dante Elwyn Wiskerson (about 1903 - 20 Aug 1994)13
Death: 8 Dec 200014,15
ChartsDescendants of Jakob and Anna Katharina Glebe
AncestryThe Glabe Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Valera Catherine Vaubel was born on 6 Oct 1909 in Chatsworth, Illinois.9,10,11 She appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois, in the household of her parents, Rev. Edmond George Vaubel and Catherine Angelia Glabe.5 She appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Bonfield, Kankakee Co., Illinois, in the household of her parents.16
     Valera graduated from the nursing school at Deaconess Hospital, in Freeport, Illinois in 1930.6 She appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Ottawa, LaSalle Co., Illinois, in the household of her parents.17
     Valera appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of San Diego, San Diego Co., California, at U.S. Naval Hospital, enumerated 2 Apr 1940, where she was a nurse.18
     Valera married first John Alonzo Corbin on 15 Aug 1957 in Washington, Illinois.9,12
     Valera and John were divorced in 1958.4
     Valera married second Dante Elwyn Wiskerson on 17 Dec 1972 in San Diego, California.13
     She was a nurse in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps for 20 years, retiring at the rank of Lt. Commander.19,20 In the 1940 census she reported she had worked 40 hours the last week of March, and that she had worked 52 weeks the prior year, earning $840.18
     She was at Pearl Harbor in the attack on 7 Dec 1942, and was one of 29 Navy nurses awarded a citation for "outstanding ability in performance of duty under enemy fire" by Admiral Nimitz, commander-in-chief of the U.S. Pacific fleet in Feb 1943. The citation reads in part:
At the time of the attack and afterwards, this unit displayed conspicuous devotion in the line of duty. Its ability to cope with this disaster was responsible for the successful care of all casualties and the saving of many lives. The professional skill displayed and the distinguished service rendered by this hospital unit were in keeping with the highest traditions of the naval service.6
     Her husband died on 20 Aug 1994 in La Mesa, California.21
     Valera died on 8 Dec 2000 at age 91.14,15

Children:
     There were no children with John Alonzo Corbin

Children:
     There were no children with Dante Elwyn Wiskerson

Citations

  1. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, shows name as Valera Catherine Vaubel.
  2. [S3633] Obituary: Mrs. Catherine A. Vaubel, Chatsworth Plaindealer, 30 Jan 1964, shows name as Mrs. Valera V. Corbin.
  3. [S3742] Edward G. Vaubel household, 1920 U.S. Census, Kankalee Co., Illinois, shows name as Valera C. Vaubel.
  4. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family.
  5. [S3741] Edward Vaubel household, 1910 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois.
  6. [S3763] "Freeport Nurse Given Citation," Rockford Morning Star, 17 Feb 1943.
  7. [S3633] Obituary: Mrs. Catherine A. Vaubel, Chatsworth Plaindealer, 30 Jan 1964.
  8. [S3741] Edward Vaubel household, 1910 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows the girl as daughter of Katherine's husband.
  9. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, shows date, town, and state.
  10. [S3754] The San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Dec 2000, pg B-5, shows date, town, and state.
  11. [S3741] Edward Vaubel household, 1910 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows age 6/12 and state.
  12. [S3633] Obituary: Mrs. Catherine A. Vaubel, Chatsworth Plaindealer, 30 Jan 1964, shows her as Mrs. Valera V. Corbin.
  13. [S1271] "California Marriage Index, 1960-1985," Ancestry.com, record for Dante E. Wiskerson and Valera C Vaubel or Valera C Corbin, shows date and city.
  14. [S3754] The San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Dec 2000, pg B-5.
  15. [S3633] Obituary: Mrs. Catherine A. Vaubel, Chatsworth Plaindealer, 30 Jan 1964, shows her a surviving daughter.
  16. [S3742] Edward G. Vaubel household, 1920 U.S. Census, Kankalee Co., Illinois.
  17. [S3743] Edward G. Vaubel household, 1930 U.S. Census, Lasalle Co., Illinois.
  18. [S3758] U.S. Navel Hospital, 1940 U.S. Census, San Diego Co., California.
  19. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, shows rank.
  20. [S3754] The San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Dec 2000, pg B-5, shows she served 20 years in the Navy, and was a nurse.
  21. [S3755] The San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Aug 1994, pg B-4.