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Subject: Re: Wilder & Harp Families of Malvern Arkansas
Author: jmwilder147
Date: Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Classification: Query

"Archie Wilder 25 and half brother Homer Jewel Wilder 19 were boarders of John & Minnie H Boulden. After 1935 Archie P Wilder went to Ducor, Tulare Co California where he was working as a filer at a sawmill."

Archie is my grandfather. After 1935, he migrated to Belize where he was working in a saw mill that was distributing supplies for building the Panama Canal. Some time after that, he joined the US Navy where he worked as a chief Machinist Mate. It was after WWII that he moved to Tulare CA and ended up opening Wilder Saw Works, his own saw filing business, in Fresno CA in 1948.