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Amos Mefford “Bud” Hanks

Birthplace: Glenn County, California, United States
Death: January 31, 1992 (67)
Alameda, Alameda County, California, United States
Place of Burial: Alameda, Division No. 1, SK, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Ernest Beauel Hanks and Gladys Hilda Hanks
Ex-husband of Janet Marylyn Hanks; Private and Winifred Martinez
Father of Private; Private; Private; Lawrence Michael Hanks; Tom Hanks and 1 other
Brother of Gladys Hildagard Vann; Ernest Beauel Hanks, Jr and Mary Catherine Brummet

Occupation: Chef
Managed by: Private User
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About Amos Mefford “Bud” Hanks


Amos Mefford "Bud" Hanks was born 2 Mar 1924 in Glenn County, California the son of Ernest Buel Hanks and Gladys Hilda Ball. (Glenn County is the next county south of Tehama County.) Amos enlisted in the Navy on 11 Nov 1942 and was released 9 Feb 1946. He mustered on the ship U.S.S. Doyen in 1945-46, his rating was MoMM1c (Motor Machinist's Mate 1st Class). The action seen by this ship can be seen on it's Wikipedia page at this link.

Amos, on the GI Bill took courses at USC and at Berkeley from where he received a B.A. His ambition was to be a writer. Instead he became a chef.

With Janet Marylyn Frager he had a son Thomas J Hanks born 9 Jul 1956 in Contra Costa County, California, who would later become a famous actor. On 21 Apr 1962 the Nevada State Journal reports the divorce decree granted between Amos Hanks and Janet Hanks, and in the same issue the marriage license granted to "Amos M Hanks age 38 and Winifred M Finely age 38, both of Reno".

His son Tom went to live with his father for a number of years, by high school Tom was living in Oakland apparently with his father. On 19 Oct 1965 the Oakland Tribune reports the final divorce decree between Amos M Hanks and Winifred M.

Amos married on 30 Jul 1966 to Frances Wong Gee who had been born about 1926. They divorced on 30 Oct 1984 in Alameda County. The next year, he is listed at 1812 San Antonio Avenue in Alameda, but in 1987 he is listed living in San Fernando.

He died in Alameda County, California 31 Jan 1992, but he is buried in a tiny cemetery in the tiny town of Paskenta, Tehama County, California which is near Red Bluff.He wrote an unpublished autobiography.3

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Amos Mefford “Bud” Hanks's Timeline

March 4, 1924
Glenn County, California, United States
January 26, 1953
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States
July 9, 1956
Concord, Contra Costa County, California, United States
June 15, 1961
Shasta, Shasta County, CA, United States