Grenade Wilson

Father: Eugene Wilson

Mother: Nina Wood

BIRTH: September 16, 1909, in Glendale, California

DEATH: date? 1984


Child 1: Grenade Wilson (Jr.) (b. 1932 in Berkeley)

Child 2: Nina M. Wilson (b. 1954 in Walnut Creek)


The family moved to Berkeley in the early 1920s.

Grenade lived in Hawai'i while working for Matson.  His daughter Nina spent many months there growing up and as an adult.  Grenade also visited Japan regularly while working for another shipping company.  He spoke Japanese and Nina has pictures of herself at age 3 in a kimono he brought home to her.

Grenade was married twice, to the same woman.

Nina and her brother Grenade Jr. are estranged, details omitted here to respect privacy.