Bessie Wallis Warfield Spencer Simpson
Bessie Wallis Warfield Spencer Simpson
When Wallis (1896 - 1986) was married to her first husband, career Navy officer Earl Winfield “Win” Spencer Jr., they had a brief stay of approximately six weeks in Vallejo during the summer of 1920. Spencer’s ship was docked at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard at the time. Wallis and Win stayed in the Collins Apartments, now called the Duchess of Windsor Apartments, at 524 Georgia Street. The apartment building was given this name because of Wallis' title after marrying her third husband, the Duke of Windsor. "David" (as he was called by friends and family) ruled the United Kingdom very briefly as King Edward VIII before giving up the crown for the woman he loved. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Genealogy Society of Vallejo-Benicia

The Genealogy Society of Vallejo-Benicia serves our communities as we research worldwide.  Are you searching for ancestors?  We'll help you find them!  We are proud members of the National Genealogical Society.



Operating Year: January - December 2020


Officers
President: John Watson
Vice President: Pat Innes
Treasurer: Toni Rehmus
Secretary: Laurel Knapp
 
Committees
Librarian / Researcher: John Watson
Public Relations: Carol-Anne Tucker-Watt
Public Relations: Ruth Anne Goos Halligan
 
Board Members
Newsletter Editor: Christine Dunn
Publicity: Jeff Solomon
Membership Chairperson: Sue Hanson
Librarian / Researcher: John Watson
Library Assistant: Laurie Blackstone
Fundraising Chairperson: Vacant
Facebook Manager: Ruth Anne Goos Halligan
Hospitality: Cheryl Watson
Mistress of the Web: Carol-Anne Tucker-Watt
Mistress of the Web: Ruth Anne Goos Halligan
 

Meeting Information

The Genealogy Society of Vallejo-Benicia meets the 1st Thursday of each month at:
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum   
734 Marin Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 334-0675 
 
 
Meetings begin at 1 pm except in June and December when we have a pot-luck starting at noon or when we have a field trip.