ALBERT ERNEST PUGH
August 25, 1916 - July 23, 1993

Known affectionately to family and friends as "Bert". One of five children born to Frederick Pugh and Annie Wheeler in Enfield, Middlesex, England.

Albert married Lilian Heesom on February 9, 1940
Children:Graham Keith (1947)
Kenneth George Frederick (1948)

Albert served in the British Army during WW II in the North African Theater. Upon his return home he joined his wife Lilian in her family operation of the Railway Hotel (now known as the Jolly Fisherman Pub) at 8 Station Road, Stanstead St. Margarets, Hertfordshire, England.
Upon the retirement of Lilian's parents, Albert and Lilian assumed full operation of the pub. 
The pub was sold in 1955 and  the family moved to Box Hill, Surrey where they operated the "Post Office Stores" that provided the community with grocery and postal services. The family later moved to Crewes Hill, Middlesex where they operated a nursery growing fresh vegetables.
In 1957 Bert and Lilian made the decision to follow the footsteps of their daughter Eileen and imigrate to America. On May 28, 1957, Albert and his  family set sail on the ocean liner Queen Mary.  Upon arival they stayed with daughter Eileen and husband James Black at 36 Freeman Street, Wollaston, Massachusetts.Three months later the family moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and made their home at 1519 SW 13th Court.
Albert founded a carpet installation business in Fort Lauderdale and spent many hours in his garden growing tomatoes and citrus fruits. Upon retirement in 1976, Albert and her Lilian returned to England, living at 40 Epple Bay Road, Birchington, Kent.  In 1983 they moved back to Fort Lauderdale to be close to their children. Finally they decided to move to Midwest City, Oklahoma where their eldest son Graham lived with his family.  Albert passed away on Friday, July 23 in the year 1993. He is interred in the mausoleum at Arlington Cemetery, Spencer, Oklahoma USA.  

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