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Vilmos William Lux


Vilmos William Lux


Lux, Vilmos William. b. August 27 (22), 1898, Kötese, Hungary, to the US 1914; Hungarian American; Parents deceased, two brothers in Hungary; Elementary Education; Single; Seaman, Meat Cutter and Auto Worker; Received Passport# 367608 on February 10, 1937 (return indicates issued February 16, 1937) which listed his address as 8365 Thaddeus, Detroit, Michigan, and Ohio; Sailed March 17, 1937 aboard the President Roosevelt; Among a group of seven volunteers who were refused permission to disembark by French authorities due to a lack of funds, the group included:  Meyer Arnovitch, Abraham Bernard, Albert Clarence Hofmann, Herbert Frank Hofmann, Oscar O’Neil, and Victor Samulis; All had their passports taken up after returning to the US; Returned to the US on April 10, 1937 aboard the President Roosevelt; He appears to have arranged the return or reissue of his passport; A second successful attempt enabled him to reach Spain; Sailed October 2, 1937 aboard the Georgic;  arrived in Figueres on October 15, 1937 via Espolla;  Served with the Tank Corps, Rank Soldado;  Returned to the US on August 13, 1938 aboard the President Roosevelt; d. February 17, 1987, Kalamazoo, Michigan.


Sources: Sail; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 35, ll. 147; USSDA/321/342/351/352/359; Ancestry.


Photograph: William Lux, from his application for a Seaman’s identification card, Ancestry.


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Last Name Lux
First/Middle Name Vilmos William
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