711. Albert W. Wilklow was born on 27 July 1921 in Winsted, Litchfield Co., Conn. He enlisted in the Army on Nov. 30, 1942 in Hartford, Conn. and served as a Private. He died on 30 May 1963 in Cornwall, Litchfield Co., Conn.
Time Magazine June 7, 1963
Perhaps the unhappiest example of Memorial Day slaughter occurred near Cornwall, Conn. A sports car in which two young men were leaving a beer party climbed a grade along Bunker Hill on a clear afternoon, somehow skidded into the wrong lane, crashed head-on into a sedan. In the sedan, Albert Wilklow, 42, and his entire family (Wife Georgette, 37, Sons Albert Jr., 14, Frank, 12, and Daughter Paula, 10) were returning to their home in Torrington, Conn., after a day of fishing at a state park. All five died in the flaming crash. So did the occupants of the sports car: the driver, John Pellegren, 22, a Hartford hairdresser, and Peter Havey, 23, a construction worker.
Albert W. Wilklow and Georgette Poaline were married in 1944. Georgette Poaline was born about 1926. She died on 30 May 1963 in Cornwall, Conn.
Albert and Georgette had the following children:
|Albert W. Wilklow was born about 1949. He died on 30 May 1963 in Cornwall, Conn.|
|Frank Wilklow was born about 1952. He died on 30 May 1963 in Cornwall, Conn.|
|Paula Wilklow was born about 1953. She died on 30 May 1963 in Cornwall, Conn.|