Person:HINES, George Columbus (1917 - 1945)
|HINES, George Columbus (1917 - 1945)|
|Person ID (Link to genealogy):||GED link I9244|
|Date born:||29 Dec 1917|
|Born in:||Coke County, Texas|
|Date died:||16 Jan 1945|
|Father:||HINES, Columbus B (1877 - 1918)|
|Mother:||MCCUTHEON, Lula M (1886 - 1970)|
|Spouse(s):|| HALBERT, Bobbie Mae (1919 - 1998)|
|Religious affiliation(s):||Unknown religious affiliation|
|Military campaign||WWII - European Theater|
|Description||Graduated West Point, 1940, died "over Germany"|
George Columbus "Lum" Hines was born 29 Dec 1917 in Coke County, Texas, probably in Bronte. His parents were Columbus B. "Lum" Hines and Lula M McCutheon Hines. In the 1910 census, Columbus B Hines, or "C. B." was listed as a salesman in a hardware store. C. B. died soon after George was born.
In the 1920 census, Lula is shown with her three children, J.B. (James Benton), 12, Esther L, 5, and George C, 2. None are employed. They do own their own home.
In 1930 the Hines household consisted of Lula, her oldest son, James Benton Hines, 20, an automobile salesman, James' wife Imogene, Esther Lou and George.
George graduated from West Point in 1940. His yearbook photo is shown here. With it is this inscription:
Lum and Bobbie Mae Halbert were married 22 May 1940.
Maj. George Columbus Hines died "over Germany" 16 Jan 1945. He has monuments in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis and Fairview Cemetery, Bronte, Texas.
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